Support Your Library and Be First to Read the Newest Books!

Want to be the first person to read a brand new book? The D. R. Evarts Library is beginning our Adopt a Book program this August. With this new program our patrons can be the first in line to read our newest books.  It also gives you the chance to help support the library’s collection development.

All that you need to do to participate is donate $15 to the D. R. Evarts Library and pick out a book from our Adopt A Book list. Don’t see the book you’d like on our list? You can tell us one that you can’t wait to read and we will order if for you and the library! When the book comes in, you will be the first to read it! The book will also have a commemorative label inside the cover to honor your donation.

This is a great way to read your favorite books and “pay it forward” to our library and the community of Athens.

If you have any questions or you’re interested in adopting a book, please contact the library at 518-945-1417 or