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American Indian Reservations

Statistics show that, over the course of an entire year, over 90% of tenth graders in reservation schools did not read a single book outside of the classroom. Many reservations accept donations of used books for their local reservation libraries. For further information and donation requirements, please contact the reservation of your choice.

To contact individual tribal governments, click here to go to the website of the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest national Indian organization.

Click here for a list of and links to Native American K12 schools online.

Little Priest Tribal College Library - Winnebago, Nebraska

Little Priest Tribal College Library would appreciate donations of both academic and public library materials, especially current paperback mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction. They would prefer books under 10 years old, but cannot use textbooks. They have a fairly extensive collection of Native American books (over 4,000 titles, including children's books).

The Little Priest Tribal College Library is also interested in donations of both fiction and nonfiction DVDs and audiobooks.

For more information, visit the Little Priest Tribal College Library website or contact them at:

Mary Austin
Little Priest Tribal College Library
601 E. College Dr.
P.O. Box 270
Winnebago, NE 68071

Tel: (402) 878-2380 X 135
Fax: (402) 878-2355
Email: maustin@littlepriest.edu

Nebraska Indian Community College Libraries - Santee and Macy, Nebraska

The Nebraska Indian Community College Libraries serve the communities of the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in rural northeast Nebraska and the Omaha Indian Reservation in Macy, Nebraska. Santee and Macy are in fairly remote areas, so community members have limited access to Internet technology and other library resources. The libraries would appreciate donations of materials (including scholarly books, fiction or other literature, and children's books) relating to Native Americans, especially the Plains Tribes and most especially those now residing in Nebraska. The libraries would also appreciate donations of popular fiction under 10 years old. At this time, the libraries cannot use textbooks, encyclopedias or other reference sets, or works of classic fiction.

For more information, visit the Nebraska Indian Community College website or contact them at:

Mary Johnson
Library Media Specialist
Nebraska Indian Community College, Santee Campus
425 Frazier Ave., N. Suite #1
Niobrara, NE 68760

Tel: (402) 857-2434
Email: mjohnson@thenicc.edu

Valerie Merrick Memorial Library at Cankdeska Cikana Community College - Fort Totten, North Dakota

Valerie Merrick Memorial Library at Cankdeska Cikana Community College is located in Fort Totten, North Dakota and serves the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation. Valerie Merrick Memorial Library is the only public, tribal library in the area and therefore serves the entire community, including the 6,000 enrolled tribal members. In addition to general donations including paperbacks and supplies, they would appreciate donations for their current projects which include building their children’s section and enhancing their Native American collection.

For more information, visit the Valerie Merrick Memorial Library at Cankdeska Cikana Community College website or contact them at:

Antonette Halsey
Institutional Development and Library Services
Valerie Merrick Memorial Library
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
P.O. Box 269 - 214 First Avenue
Fort Totten, ND 58335

Tel: (701) 766-1355
Email: Toni_Young@littlehoop.edu

Lummi Reservation Library at Northwest Indian College - Bellingham, Washington

Lummi Reservation Library at Northwest Indian College is located in Bellingham, Washington. It is a tribal college library that also serves as a public library for the Lummi Nation and the residents of Whatcom County, and has begun a small library at the Lummi retirement home at Little Bear Creek. They would appreciate donations of Native American and Pacific Northwest historical materials, popular novels, videos and DVDs, audio books, and large print books.

For more information, visit the Lummi Reservation Library at Northwest Indian College website or contact them at:

Jani Costilla
Library Director
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Tel: (360) 392-4204
Email: jcostilla@nwic.edu

Virginia Department of Correctional Education Agency (DCE)

The Virginia Department of Correctional Education Agency (DCE) serves as Virginia's statewide prison education system for youth and adult offenders assigned to 27 adult correctional centers, ten correctional field units, five work centers, eight day-reporting centers, four adult detention centers, six adult diversion centers, three adult reception centers, seven juvenile correctional centers and one youth reception center. The libraries at these facilities are interested in donations of both academic books and books for recreational reading.

For more information about DCE’s programs, visit the Virginia Department of Correctional Education Agency website. For information about donations contact them at:

Rita H. Bibbins
State Library Coordinator

Phone: (804) 371-0390
Fax: (804) 786-7952
Email: Rita.Bibbins@dce.virginia.gov

Council High School Library - Council, Virginia

The library at Council High School in Council, Virginia would appreciate donations of books that pertain to all areas of high school curriculum, including fiction and nonfiction books. They are currently updating and expanding their biography section. They would prefer hardback books because they are more durable, but would happily accept classics in paperback form.

It is important that the content be up-to-date and appropriate for students 13-18 years old. For more information, visit the Council High School website or contact them at:

Email: rtiller@buc.k12.va.us

International Donations

The Global Book Exchange

The Global Book Exchange works with Marin County, California youth, educators and service clubs and promotes education and literacy worldwide through donations of used texts and library books. For more information, visit The Global Book Exchange website or contact them at:

Marilyn Levin Nemzer
821 State Access Road
Hamilton Field
Novato, CA 94949

Phone: (415) 883-2662
Book Exchange Hotline: (415) 883-2665

Rotary International

As part of Rotary International's World Community Service, donated book projects are developed and implemented by individual Rotary clubs to provide books to developing countries. In other countries that have indigenous Rotary Clubs, Rotary International will match funds for shipping. Contact your local Rotary Club for further information or contact their international office at:

Rotary International
International Services Section
1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201-2698

Phone: (312) 866-3000

Book Aid International

This British organization works in partnership with organizations in developing countries to support local initiatives in literacy, education, training, and publishing. Ranfurly Library Service of New York is the U.S. branch, which is also affiliated with Rotary International. For more information, visit the Book Aid International website.

Books for Africa

Books for Africa is a nonprofit organization which collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa. For more information, visit the Books For Africa website.

The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia Program

Since 1954, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program (BFA) has distributed more than 36 million books, software, and other educational materials to 50,000 institutions in over 40 countries throughout Asia. The program sends over 500,000 books and quality education materials per year to over 4,000 libraries, schools, universities, and nongovernmental research centers. For more information, visit the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia Program website or contact them at:

80 Elmira Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone: (415) 656-8990
Email: info@asiafound.org

Bridge to Asia Books Program

Bridge to Asia is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization which supports higher education in developing countries in Asia. Bridge to Asia sends donated books to universities - 5 million books to 1,000 schools in 15 years - and provides research services over the Internet. It also supports in-country facilities, such as a digital library and telemedicine center, that lower the costs and speed the delivery of information. For more information, visit the Bridge to Asia Books Program website or contact them at:

665 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 678-2990
Fax: (415) 678-2996
Email: asianet@bridge.org

Press Releases

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AdoptALibrary.org Featured In Town & Country Magazine

AdoptALibrary.org Featured In Quick & Simple Magazine

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AdoptALibrary.org Featured In Woman's World Magazine

Winner Declared in The Ben Franklin Xtreme Library Challenge!

Top Ten Uses for old National Geographics

The Ben Franklin Xtreme Library Challenge!

Let's Help Council, Virginia!

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Regifting for fun and profit - The New Math!

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About Us

Adopt a School.org is the brainchild of classical musician Lynn Gaubatz, who just KNEW these programs were out there!

Lynn Gaubatz is recognized as one of today's most brilliant classical soloists. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, she has soloed 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. She has performed at music festivals around the world, including Aspen, Tanglewood and Wolf Trap, where she played the bassoon on stage in costume in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

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 Virtuosi 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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