Thank you to those who attended our annual Adopt-a-Book event on January 9 in the Smithsonian Castle. Almost 120 books have been adopted since inception of our Adopt-a-Book program. Last year, 26 books were adopted at our Adopt-a-Book event (48 books were on display), 128 tickets were purchased and more than $10,000 was raised. This year, 45 books were adopted at the event (74 books were on display), 106 tickets were purchased and more than $12,000 was raised.
The adopted books are already up online (the ones adopted on 1/13/13 areadoptions from the event). All book adopters in our program receive an online bookplate as well as a physical bookplate, and can come visit their “adoption” at its designated library. Also, we will host a special tour for book adopters at the Smithsonian Libraries Book Conservation Laboratory this spring. For questions about our Adopt-a-Book program, call us at 202-633-2241.