FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (2/21/06) Adopt A Library - Getting books to people who need them
Featured in
Quick & Simple Magazine

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia --, the smash hit literacy advocacy website, will be featured as "Web Site of the Week" in the February 28th edition of Quick & Simple, a new weekly magazine from Good Housekeeping. is designed to encourage and facilitate donations to libraries in prisons, Native American reservations, and schools around the world. does not ask for or accept donations - all donations go directly to libraries and schools or organizations which aid them.

Quick & Simple is a fresh, new weekly magazine (circulation 700,000) published by Hearst Communications. It is designed to provide smart, easy and trustworthy advice to busy, value-conscious women on the subjects they care about most: health, home, food, diet, deals, money, beauty, fashion, relationships and entertainment.

Besides Quick & Simple, Woman's World magazine, hundreds of newspapers throughout the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to "Hints from Heloise", have featured, which has had over 200,000 visitors who have donated many thousands of books (and not a few dollars!). is the brainchild of musician Lynn Gaubatz, 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.

Says Lynn, "This Quick & Simple feature is really exciting! Each time is mentioned in the press, thousands and thousands of books are donated to schools and libraries by generous visitors. And there is SUCH a variety of donors - from environmentalists recycling their books to new hands to parents teaching their children to reach out and help other kids for the first time."

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.

An innovator in both music and literacy activism, Lynn recently ran a competition through to find the most clever and eco-friendly uses for old National Geographic magazines, with the prize awarded by the National Geographic Society.

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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