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Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County shows facelift

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by | no responses

Glen Weaver shelves books in the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County. (CHRISTA JEREMIASON / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT)

If you’ve seen the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County rolling through town this summer and fall, you may have noticed their new facelift.

In June, the van that travels county-wide distributing free books to low-income children and seniors received a free paint job from Downtown Autobody and donated graphic by Rohnert Park’s Sign-A-Rama.

“We are happy to give back to the community and to help further the bookmobile’s mission to promote literacy among those who might not have the means to buy books,” said Gus Trevena, the owner of Downtown Autobody in Rohnert Park.

Prior to the makeover, Glen Weaver, who operates the book mobile, attached a vinyl sign to the van’s exterior to advertise the bookmobile’s logo and color scheme—now emblazoned across the side and front for all to recognize.

Nicholas Alvarez, 9, reads Even More Letters From A Nut by Ted L. Nancy, outside the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County. (Nicole R. Zimmerman)

On Tuesday, Weaver brought the bookmobile for its second visit to the Rohnert Park site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, which serves around 75 children during the school year and 120 in summer.

Up to eight children at a time, grades 1-8, entered the van and chose two books to keep.

The Bookmobile will be back in Cotati from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25.

The Bookmobile needs toddler books (board books) and early reader level books. To donate, go to sonomacountybookmobile.org or email glen@freebookmobile.org.

Downtown Autobody’s main shop is located at 5850 Redwood Dr. in Rohnert Park. The RV paint booth is located approximately one mile south at 7911 Redwood Dr. in Cotati. Contact them at 665-9100.

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Nick Walden is our Cotati and Penngrove correspondent.
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