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First 5 Sonoma County Doubles Free Bookmobile 0 – 5 Outreach with Matching Grant
Written by admin, September 15th, 2016   

First 5 Sonoma County

We are tremendously grateful for our long-term partnership with First 5 Sonoma County! Thanks to the availability of funds via the 1998 California Children and Families Act, First 5 has been a Free Bookmobile supporter from the beginning, even in acquiring our purpose-built 24′ Maroney Freightliner back in 2010. Now we have just received news that they will be doubling the impact of other recent applicable grants so that we can do twice as much to reach our littlest new readers, Sonoma County’s 0 – 5 year-olds.

This is a crucial boost to one of the most important aspects of our program, covering not only the children themselves but the parents and other family members who read to them, who engage them in the fun and educational opportunities of books at this impressionable age. We look forward to not only maintaining our strong presence in local preschools and child development centers, but finding those lowest-income toddlers who have access to even fewer services. Everyone deserves a chance to grow up with books!

 


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