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Lynn Gaubatz Honored by
L'Oréal Paris



FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – Lynn Gaubatz, international soloist and founder of AdoptALibrary.org, is being honored as a “Woman of Worth” by L'Oréal Paris for her work helping schools and libraries through AdoptALibrary.org.

As one of ten honorees, Lynn receives a $5,000 donation to the charity of her choice, and $5,000 donated in her name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Lynn’s chosen charity is So Others Might Eat (SOME), an interfaith, community-based organization that helps the hungry and homeless of Washington, DC.

“Last winter was so brutal and the holiday season is bleak for so many, that to have this donation go to SOME is going to be a real godsend,” says Lynn.

AdoptALibrary.org, created by Lynn in 2002, is an Internet clearinghouse that facilitates and encourages the donations of books and materials to libraries, prisons, Native American reservations, and schools 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.

Earlier this year the U.S. Senate unanimously recognized her work by designating April 23 “National Adopt A Library Day” for the third year in a row. The governors of Virginia, Nebraska, and North Dakota and the South Dakota state legislature have also honored Gaubatz, a Virginian, by proclaiming “Adopt A Library Day” because of the thousands of books libraries on reservations and tribal colleges have received through AdoptALibrary.org.

AdoptALibrary.org is a smash hit - 300,000+ visitors! and is so popular it was “Website of the Week” in Woman's World and Good Housekeeping’s Quick & Simple magazines. Hundreds of newspapers across the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to “Hints from Heloise”, have praised AdoptALibrary.org and it’s listed on websites and newsletters about recycling and ecology worldwide 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 called "Going, going, GREEN."

AdoptALibrary.org founder Lynn Gaubatz, considered to be one of classical music's most brilliant soloists, uses her time and travels to advocate for causes close to her heart - literacy, ecology, and human rights. 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, Trondheim, and Washington.

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.

Lynn was the Bassoon Professor at the world-renowned Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria and has performed at festivals around the world including Tanglewood, Aspen, and Wolf Trap, where she played the bassoon on stage in costume in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. 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. She was chosen by America Online's StarFinder to be the only bassoonist ever interviewed as an up-and-coming soloist, and was profiled in Current Biography.

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 taught at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria for several years, and at conservatories on three continents in Austria, Venezuela and the US in German, Spanish and English to students from Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, Germany, India, Japan, Nepal, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela and the US.

For more information on AdoptALibrary.org, please go to: AdoptALibrary.org

For more information on Lynn Gaubatz, please go to LynnGaubatz.com.

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