FAQ

What is Adopt a Library?

Adopt A Library offers Canadians a way of supporting literacy for children in developing countries through a donation to a library CODE supports.

How does it work?

The person or group who wishes to adopt a library contacts the CODE office for assignment of a specific library. You can then send the electronic page to family and friends inviting them to join your library by making a donation and a shelf of books will show the progress towards the target of $2,500 each year.

Which country can I support?

At the moment, the Adopt a Library program is serving communities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Who is adopting a library?

Globally minded families, individuals, schools, and groups have adopted a library as a thoughtful way of giving the legacy of literacy in developing countries.

Is my donation eligible for a Canadian charitable tax receipt?

Yes. When donating electronically, the Canadian tax receipt is issued automatically. If you send your donation through the mail, a charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

Can a group Adopt a Library?

Absolutely. Adopt a Library is a great way for your friends, family, and classmates to "get involved". Please note that automatic giving is available for individuals only. Those making a group contribution should send their cheque or money order to CODE or call the toll free number 1 800 661-2633 ext. 245.

How much does it cost to support a library?

It costs CODE about $2,500 to support one of these libraries for a year. Contribute what you can to help us meet this annual target.

We encourage individuals to bring together family and friends to support one specific library. Needs vary from school to school so any surplus funds will be used where the need is greatest.

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