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Free Bookmobile in Need of Board Books & Early Readers
Written by admin, July 22nd, 2019   

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We are running low on certain categories of books that are in great demand. Do you have any board books or early readers that you can send our way? Because instilling a love of reading is more successful when begun early in life, we prioritize service to young children and their families. This means we go through a lot of these types of books!

If you are a parent or grandparent with kids who have outgrown these, we’d love to have them for our shelves. Think about how much another child would enjoy them, maybe even a child who wouldn’t otherwise have access to developmentally appropriate reading material. Board books are the ones with tough cardboard pages for babies and toddlers. Early readers are for those just learning to read (usually 5 – 7 years old, preschool through kindergarden or 1st grade). They have simple sentences in large font, a small amount of text per page, and most have a number level on the front. We are in need of all levels but especially Level 1.

For the latest on ALL our children’s book needs, please see our full-page listing categorized by age by clicking here. And you can click here to see our current list of donation drop-off locations. We so appreciate your participation in our literacy program!

SCPLF Chocolate & Cinema Fundraiser Coming to Rialto Cinemas on August 22
Written by admin, July 13th, 2019   

It’s that time of year, when library lovers from across the county set their books aside for an evening to come enjoy gourmet chocolate and a great flick! It’s Chocolate & Cinema, the popular annual fundraiser of the Free Bookmobile’s parent organization, the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation. We are once again grateful to Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol for hosting the event, where you will enjoy popcorn, a bag of chocolate treats you can take home, and the Marilyn Monroe¬†classic “Some Like It Hot” on the big screen. Normally the Free Bookmobile would be out front for browsing prior to showtime but we’re afraid our engine compliance issue will keep us sidelined this time around.

The best part is that your entire ticket price (minus the online BPT fee) will go toward supporting Sonoma County’s library system. Just click the poster below to buy your tickets now. Sponsorships are also available if you would like to boost your level of support even further. See you on August 22!