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Free Bookmobile Rolls Directly to Rural Schools Across Sonoma County
Written by admin, January 16th, 2015   

From day one, the Free Bookmobile staff have been keen to serve rural communities throughout our vast and rugged landscape. We researched the routes the old library system bookmobile followed, and tried opening our doors in lots of little towns (and even crossroads!) that didn’t always work out. Fortunately, many of the locales became regular stops for us as the locals expressed enthusiasm and appreciation for our service. In our sixth year of operation, these folks now know we are dedicated to leveraging our mobility to reach out to them with terrific books, month after month.

We are now happy to report that in addition to our public-access visits, we have been steadily building our routes directly to the schools that support these more remote communities. Last spring we made our first-ever visits to Monte Rio Union School and Forestville Academy, among others, serving hundreds of eager children — each and every student. This year we called the principal at Cloverdale’s Jefferson Elementary, who said “Sometimes we’re forgotten way up here.” It was our pleasure to set up multiple visits to Jefferson to make sure no one is left out. Because our books are for sharing, far and wide!

CFSC Healdsburg Area Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Renews Funding for Free Bookmobile
Written by admin, January 1st, 2015   

CFSC Healdsburg Area Fund

We are once again proud to announce the renewal of our very successful partnership with the Community Foundation Sonoma County Healdsburg Area Fund (CFSCH). Since its founding in 2003, CFSCH has grown its local endowment fund to $1.2 million and has secured pledges to that will grow the Fund into the future. The annual earnings from this endowment provide funding for an active local grants program, funding nonprofits serving our communities with both program and operational support. Since its inception CFSCH has granted over $433,000 to 33 nonprofit organizations in Healdsburg and Geyserville.

CFSCH directors decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Fund in style — by celebrating for a whole year! And they wound it up by doing what they do best: identifying and supporting the projects that most benefit the area’s residents. Funding for the Free Bookmobile’s local operations were renewed in full, setting the stage for our 4th straight year of dedicated service to those most in need of literacy outreach. Thank you, Healdsburg Area Fund, for helping us continue our important work in such a caring community!