Chocolate and Cinema ~ featuring the classic film "The Princess Bride" ~ returns to Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol on March 20th, 2014! Proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/568402.
The mission of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation is to strengthen the ability of the Sonoma County Library to serve our community by raising funds to support the library, and to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents.
Here are just some of the programs and services we have supported with the money we've raised:
For the Sonoma County Library:
- The Sonoma County Library’s Summer Reading Program, with outreach to children at YMCA camps who otherwise would not be able to participate;
- Sonoma County Reads, a county-wide community reading event; and
- Sonoma County Library Book Discussion Groups, with the purchase of sets of books to be used in the book discussions;
- Born to Read, through distribution of a new hardcover book and library information to each baby born in Sonoma County; and
- Enhancement of the Library’s Spanish-language collection.
And other programs that increase literacy in our community:
- The Big Read, Sonoma County
The Foundation has been established as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and has been designated a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. This means your generous donation is tax deductible.
Managed by the Board of Directors, the Foundation is wholly independent of the Library and its Commission.