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Adopt-a-Library Initiative Urges Users and Advocates to Support Texas Public Libraries

2012 October 15
by Katherine Adelberg

Adopt-a-Library logoRecognizing the continued value of public libraries to all Texans, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is working with libraries around the state to encourage users and advocates to adopt a local library. What does it mean to “adopt” a public library? Celebrate, cherish, promote, visit, love, and especially, donate.

 The campaign is based on the Adopt-a-Library bill passed by the Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Perry, and is designed to “encourage investment in, and donations to, public libraries in this state.”

How can your library promote Adopt-a-Library and participate in the campaign? Encourage your library users, potential users, and advocates to:

To find out more about Adopt-a-Library, to share your special adoption stories, and to learn more about how you can help promote library adoption, visit or contact TSLAC’s Communications Office at

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