Future events

HLF hosts….Emma Laws on funding ideas for small historic libraries

Monday 28th June 2021

Online via Zoom

Many books in historic libraries contain bookplates, inscriptions and annotations – fascinating clues to the identities of previous owners and readers. But the provenance of books doesn’t have to end when they become part of permanent library collections. Fundraising schemes like Adopt a Book can be a great way for historic libraries to build a community of booklovers while preserving collections for generations to come. Last year, the Devon and Exeter Institution launched a suite of small fundraising initiatives, including In memoriam book adoptions and gift packages, to help revitalise its conservation programme.

Emma will speak for approx. ten minutes about the initiative she has created, followed by half an hour for attendees to ask questions, discuss what worked for them and network.

Emma Laws is Director of Collections and Research at the Devon and Exeter Institution, an independent historic library and educational charity in the heart of the city of Exeter.

This event is “pay what you feel” – You are welcome to attend for free, but a donation of £2.50 or £5 to cover the costs of running online events would be very welcome.

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