Adopt a Book program

Share your love of books with the library's Adopt a Book program (and be the first to read it!)

Please bring in a copy of this request form with your payment to the library.

Adopt a book for the library and:

  • Acknowledge your donation with a bookplate
  • Honor or memorialize a loved on with a bookplate
  • Be the first to read it – even if the book has a waiting list
  • Receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation
  • Make a difference by supporting literacy on the Eastern Shore
  • Help the library's collection grow!

 Your Adoption Choices:

  • Bestselling authors (ask staff for a list)
  • A book from the upcoming bestsellers list (available at the library or on
  • A nonfiction book about a subject of your choice
  • A ESVA history book, not already in the collection
  • A newly released DVD or Audiobook
  • A newly published children’s or young adult book
  • A multiple month or year-long adoption subscription (perfect for gift-giving!)

Adult books, DVDs, or audiobooks – $25
Children's and young adult books – $20

Note: All choices must fall within the library’s Collection Development Policy.