Do­na­tion kicks off an­nual Adopt-a-Book cam­paign

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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.

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