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April 23rd is
Adopt A Library Day!
Shelve Everything and CELEBRATE!


FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – AdoptALibrary.org, the smash hit literacy advocacy website, has been honored by having April 23 named “National Adopt A Library Day” by proclamation of the US Senate and the governors of Virginia, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

For the second straight year Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) has sponsored legislation naming April 23rd "National Adopt A Library Day."

Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia has for the third time proclaimed April 23rd "Adopt A Library Day" to celebrate AdoptALibrary.org and its creator and director Lynn Gaubatz, a Virginian, and draw attention to what we all can do for libraries. The governors of Nebraska and North Dakota have honored AdoptALibrary.org twice because of the thousands of books libraries on reservations and tribal colleges have received through AdoptALibrary.org.

To see the proclamation on Gov. Kaine’s website, please click here:

Adopt A Library Day 2008 Proclamation by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine

“National Adopt A Library Day has become an annual event which, at no cost to the taxpayer, helps so many libraries across the country,” says Lynn Gaubatz, founder of AdoptALibrary.org.

“I’m really excited at all the attention on libraries and their importance in our communities,” says Lynn Gaubatz, creator of AdoptALibrary.org. “When the Governors of Nebraska and North Dakota decided to proclaim “Adopt A Library Day” in recognition of the books donated to tribal libraries in their states through AdoptALibrary.org, I was over the moon!”

Created by classical musician Lynn Gaubatz in 2002, AdoptALibrary.org is a smash hit - 300,000+ visitors! AdoptALibrary.org is designed to encourage and facilitate donations to schools and libraries, in prisons, on Native American reservations, and around the world.

AdoptALibrary.org does not ask for or accept donations – all donations offered go directly to libraries and schools, or organizations which aid them.

AdoptALibrary.org is so popular it was “Website of the Week” in Woman's World and Good Housekeeping’s Quick & Simple magazines, and it's been praised by hundreds of newspapers across the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to “Hints from Heloise”. It’s also listed across the country on websites and newsletters about recycling and ecology because of all the books it keeps out of landfills.

Besides Lynn’s two August 2007 appearances on Oprah & Friends! Radio, AdoptALibrary.org was featured in the April 2007 "Special Green Issue" of Town & Country in a special section dedicated to ecological issues, written by Francine Maroukian, called "Going, going, GREEN." In November 2007 Woman’s Day magazine declared her one of four winners of their “7th Annual Woman’s Day Awards: Women Who Inspire Us” and she was featured in the September 2008 issue of Glamour as winner of their “Best of You” awards.

In 2004, AdoptALibrary.org ran The Benjamin Franklin Xtreme Library Challenge! to find the most clever and eco-friendly uses for old National Geographic magazines, with the prize awarded by the National Geographic Society.

AdoptALibrary.org founder Lynn Gaubatz is considered to be one of classical music's most brilliant soloists. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, Lynn has wowed audiences on four continents - North and South America, Europe and Africa - including virtuoso solo performances in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, and Washington.

Besides her international career as a soloist and chamber musician, Lynn is an avid literacy activist who performs benefit concerts in the US and Europe. On her three benefit "Concerts for India" in Austria, Lynn performed the world premières of two of the five works composed especially for her by composer Fritz Berens, an Austrian composer who fled the Nazis in 1939, and the world première of a work by Danish composer Ivar Danielsen.

She also researches, performs, and lectures on music banned and destroyed during the Nazi regime to bring to light the forgotten music, and credits libraries with preserving much of the music and literature that would otherwise be lost.

Lynn's performances have been broadcast worldwide on radio and TV by The Voice of America, CBS, PBS, Radio Nacional de España, and Radio Nacional de Venezuela, and several of her solo recitals from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC have been broadcast worldwide via the Internet. She's the only bassoonist ever featured by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC on their lectures Art of the Virtuoso and The Concert Experience.

Lynn taught at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria for several years, and has given master classes in Salzburg, Vienna, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, Madison, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

For further information, please go to http://www.LynnGaubatz.com.

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