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Local Kiwanis Clubs Aid Free Bookmobile After Vehicle Crisis
Written by admin, December 20th, 2019   


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. And they’re doing great work here in Sonoma County, with local chapters that mobilize helping hands and raise money for youth-oriented projects. We are very proud to have relationships with several of these clubs, and happy to report that they responded with aid when learning about our recent vehicle issues.

Kiwanis Club of PETALUMA has been a consistent supporter of our services and came through once again with a generous donation. We can’t wait to put those funds to use and get back to visiting the children’s programs, schools and homeless family shelters throughout Petaluma. Read more about this club by clicking here.

GEYSERVILLE Kiwanis Club has also been behind us for several years and we are thrilled that their help gets the bookmobile out to youth in their region. It’s also a pleasure for us to boost their fundraising efforts with an appearance at their annual breakfast.

Kiwanis Club of CLOVERDALE is doing good things to support reading in the north end of the county with their annual One Day for Literacy. We plan to join this event at the plaza on April 18, 2020. This is a new relationship for us but the club came through in our hour of need!

WINDSOR Kiwanis is also a new bookmobile supporter. This is an active club and you can read more about their many events and sponsorships by clicking here.

Thank you, Kiwanis Members, for everything you do!

Fundraising Campaign Success Leads to Building of New Bookmobile
Written by admin, December 1st, 2019   


WE DID IT! You did it. Our supporters came to our aid when we needed it most, and we are so very grateful. Our crowdfunding campaign on Fundrazr brought in well over $33,000 and our FUNdraiser Dinner at the Jenner Inn netted another $2,100 toward our outreach services. The Free Bookmobile will ride again!

Thank you for your investment in literacy and love of reading. The vehicle conversion work is well underway, with electrical, lighting and some welding already completed. Bookshelves are being constructed by a local craftsman and those will soon go out for finishing. Once they are installed, we’ll finish up with carpeting and some enhancements to our patron entrance to make things nice and safe. We are hoping for a January launch.

Here’s a fun photo from the archives in celebration. Who remembers our FIRST bookmobile, the little white trailer we towed around behind our family Suburban? In those days we just pulled into parks, homeless shelters, and low-income senior housing…

As many books as you can carry!