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Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 Makes Generous Book Purchase Grant
Written by admin, August 30th, 2018   

Active 20-30 Santa Rosa #50

Hot on the heels of our participation in their Back To School Shopping Spree for underprivileged local children, Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 has boosted our program’s ability to reach the most vulnerable: the young and the English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Though we have the relationships to connect with these populations, we need the right kind of books to offer them. The public is supportive through their used book donations but we just don’t receive nearly enough high quality board books (for babies & toddlers), early readers and picture books (for 4 – 6 year-olds), and Spanish/bilingual books. The latter category is particularly important because getting bilingual books into certain homes allows monolingual Spanish-speaking adults to read along with the little ones, helping them learn English. This type of shared reading is a wonderful, loving, free activity that also enhances interpersonal relationships across generations.

Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50′s donation will allow us to purchase a wide range of these crucial books and bring them directly to those target audiences. Active 20-30 Clubs provide young adults with an opportunity for personal growth, friendships and leadership development while improving the quality of life for disadvantaged and special needs children in their communities. The Santa Rosa club dates back to 1929 and these young professionals do a great job of raising money and volunteering, with an emphasis on assisting low-income Santa Rosa and Windsor families. We have been honored to work with them on a number of special events to provide kids with holiday parties, back-to-school supplies, and more.

Thank you once again, Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50!


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Chocolate & Cinema SCPLF Fundraiser Coming to the Rialto in August
Written by admin, August 3rd, 2018   

Come sing along to Grease!

While not based on a book, Grease is a great choice for a fun night out! Please join us at the Rialto Cinemas in downtown Sebastopol for an evening of popcorn, singing, and a bag of fine local chocolate to take home. Singing is optional, but in a darkened theater, who’s gonna know it was you? This fundraiser supports the efforts of the Free Bookmobile’s parent organization, the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation (SCPLF). Founded in 1986, SCPLF aims for strengthening and promoting use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents. The Foundation has over the years offered services such as free books for all local newborns, support for the Adult Literacy and Summer Reading programs, and collaboration on the establishment of new library branches in low-income areas.

Tickets are just $20 in advance or $25 per person at the door. Just click here to go to the official “Buy Now” page and reserve your spot. Oh and spread the word…the Free Bookmobile will also be there to do what we do best…offer you terrific books!


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