Adopt A Library

Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated much of the Caribbean, and libraries were not spared. In addition to its fundraising effort for disaster relief, the American Library Association (ALA) has partnered with Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers, on this Adopt a Library Program to match damaged or destroyed libraries in the region with libraries and other organizations in the United States and elsewhere that would like to assist in their recovery. 

Libraries and organizations can assist through fundraising; donating books and other resources such as  supplies and equipment; providing advice, volunteers, etc.

If your library or organization is interested in adopting a library please fill out your information here.  ALA will work to match you with a library in need.  We are hoping that supply exceeds demand, and that we are able to match multiple libraries to those in need.  The reporting and assessment of damaged libraries are still going on so it may take a few weeks before a match can be made for you. 

Thank you very much for helping out colleagues trying to recover to serve their communities again.

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Library or Organization Name (include branch name if appropriate)

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* 1. Library or Organization Name (include branch name if appropriate)

Director or Administrator Name

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* 3. Director or Administrator Name

Contact's Name

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* 4. Contact's Name

Contact's Title

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* 5. Contact's Title

Contact's Email

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* 6. Contact's Email

Contact's Phone

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* 7. Contact's Phone

Address (1)

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* 8. Address (1)

Address (2)

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* 9. Address (2)


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* 10. City

State or Province

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* 11. State or Province

Country (Other than United States)

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* 12. Country (Other than United States)

Zip/Postal Code

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* 13. Zip/Postal Code

Population Size Served

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* 14. Population Size Served

Do you have Spanish-speaking staff or volunteers?  (Not mandatory for Puerto Rico but helps with matching)

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* 16. Do you have Spanish-speaking staff or volunteers?  (Not mandatory for Puerto Rico but helps with matching)