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

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia –, the smash hit literacy advocacy website, is being honored by having April 23 named “Adopt A Library Day” by proclamation of the governors of Virginia, Nebraska, and North Dakota and the South Dakota state legislature.

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

“Adopt A Library Day is becoming an annual event, and is helping so many libraries across the country,” says Lynn Gaubatz. “Each year Adopt A Library Day gets bigger and better, and more schools and libraries - and of course, people! - benefit.”

Created by classical musician Lynn Gaubatz in 2002, is a smash hit - 250,000+ visitors! is designed to encourage and facilitate donations to schools and libraries, in prisons, on Native American reservations, and around the world. does not ask for or accept donations – all donations offered go directly to libraries and schools, or organizations which aid them. is a smash hit - 250,000+ visitors! and 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, was featured in the April 2007 "Special Green Issue" of Town & Country in a special section 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.”

In 2004, 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. 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.

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