Madras Literary Society (MLS), like last year, will promote their ‘Adopt a Book’ scheme. The scheme gives book lovers an opportunity to participate in a project to help restore old books while an acknowledgement of their contribution makes them a part of the book’s history too. One of the oldest libraries in the country, the Madras Literary Society, established in 1817, has over 55,000 books in many languages. The MLS is also trying to get volunteers to help classify and catalogue all the books in their collection. This will help identify books which are in need of urgent restoration.