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3rd Annual Children’s Book Drive

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Posted by


A card made by a 2nd grade student from Santa Rosa.

A card made by a 2nd grade student from Santa Rosa.

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County is a unique program that aims to give away books for free to kids, adults and seniors all around Sonoma County. The goal is to help anyone from the low-income to access challenged have access to books in an effort to increase literacy.

The United Way of the Wine Country is sponsoring the third year of the Bookmobile and has organized multiple donation points around the county for people to drop off books and help re-stock the free book supply. Both Exchange Bank and the Hansel Auto Group will feature bins at all of their locations for donation of new and gently used books with books for toddlers, early readers and teens in both English and Spanish being highest in demand.

Healdsburg: 1031 Vine St, Healdsburg
Stony Point: 499 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa
Sebastopol: 720 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol
College: 2201 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
St. Francis: 136 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa
Sonoma: 435 West Napa St, Sonoma
Larkfield: 500 Larkfield Center, Santa Rosa
SR Main: 545 Fourth St, Santa Rosa
Rohnert Park: 6290 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park
Golden Eagle: 2 E. Washington St, Petaluma
Coddingtown: 1300 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa
Dutton: 400 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa
Cloverdale: 116 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
Cotati: 8220 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati
Montgomery Village: 2416 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa
Windsor: 8700 Lakewood Dr, Windsor
Parkway: 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma
Bennett Valley: 2727 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa

HANSEL  AUTO Locations
Hansel Acura – 2979 Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa
Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa – 2800 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Hansel Ford – 3075 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Hansel Honda – 1310 Auto Center Dr, Petaluma
Hansel Lincoln – 3075 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Hansel Mazda – 3075 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Hansel Scion – 1125 Auto Center Dr, Petaluma
Hansel Subaru – 2800 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Hansel Toyota – 1125 Auto Center Dr, Petaluma
Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa – 2951 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa
Henry Curtis Ford – 1120 Auto Center Dr, Petaluma

The drive starts on Monday, August 12 and will run until September 11, culminating with a gala event at the County Administration Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring the Free Bookmobile. For more information, visit their Facebook page.


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