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MetroPCS Store Takes Over As Official Rohnert Park Book Donation Site
Written by admin, June 30th, 2018   

We are so grateful that the Rohnert Park MetroPCS Store has come on board as a member of our book donation network! The Exchange Bank in town was a loyal partner for several years but soon after losing our spot there, the cheerful manager of MetroPCS just across the street agreed to help out. Fortunately our Rohnert Park supporters can still set sail for the same intersection of Commerce Boulevard and RP Expressway and then turn into the parking lot just north of Jack in the Box, or at the Black Bear Diner. MetroPCS is in the back of the lot next to Sushiko Restaurant.

As with all our donation sites, please bring a maximum of three boxes or bags per week so that we can transport and sort your books before receiving more. We appreciate donations in all categories and target ages, as long as they are in good condition, with a special need for board books, early readers, and recent/relevant adult non-fiction.

Big thanks to the MetroPCS management for this critical assistance with our mission! Here are the details, and our full list of donation sites throughout Sonoma County can be found on our website by clicking here:

MetroPCS Store

6265 Commerce Boulevard, Rohnert Park


Monday – Saturday   10 Am – 8 Pm

Sunday   10 Am – 7 Pm

Longtime Volunteer Becomes New Program Assistant
Written by admin, June 1st, 2018   

Program Assistant Dori King

Program Assistant Dori King

We are delighted to announce the addition of Dori King to our staff as our new Program Assistant! Dori has been a dedicated volunteer since 2011 when her daughter chose to engineer a book drive for the Free Bookmobile as her special eighth grade “Knighting” project. In fact Dori’s entire family jumped on board and has never left us. They have been looking after our Petaluma book donation partners as well as providing lots of on-site assistance during busy events and pretty much anything else we ask them to do. Dori has other community commitments and a busy household so we feel fortunate that she has carved out a little more from her schedule to handle the part-time PA duties, which include social media, volunteer recruiting, and event promotions.

Dori replaces long-time PA and volunteer Stacy Graham (née Ruppert), who has reluctantly stepped back from the bookmobile to put more time into her marketing career and marriage. We wish Stacy all the best and hope that she stops by occasionally to say hi and find something great to read!