Donation kicks off annual Adopt-a-Book campaign
SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Regional Library has kicked off its annual Adopt-a-Book campaign by receiving a $500 donation from the Friends of the McConnell Library.
"The Adopt-a-Book program is an important fundraiser for the library and we are very happy to support it with this gift. Libraries are an essential asset in our communities, and the more books they have available to the community, the stronger this asset becomes," said Keith Sanderson, chair of the Friends of the McConnell Library.
The program offers a meaningful, affordable and lasting way to give a gift or to pay tribute to someone you care about. Each library branch within the system has a list of books that it would like to see on its shelves. Individuals can visit their local library to view the list, or look online at www.cbrl.ca; choose the book they’d like to adopt; fill in an adoption form; and mail a cheque for the cost of the book to the address provided.
The book purchase will include a permanent book plate with the inscription of choice, and the donor can designate which library branch they’d like to have the book housed.
If the book is in honour of someone — for an event like a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or retirement — a notice will be sent to them letting them know about the gift. If a suitable book is not on the list, library staff will help find a book to fit an individual’s need.
Your gift to Adopt-a-Book is tax-deductible and will put books on library shelves that otherwise would not be there. It is a gift that is environmentally responsible, doesn’t contribute to household clutter, and helps to build a useful, current collection at your community library.
Adopt-a-Book donations help meet the library’s fundraising obligation of three per cent of our annual operating budget. For more information, please call your local library or visit the website at www.cbrl.ca.