donations to libraries
To make a comparison, I offered both the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., and the National Library of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, to donate them a copy of Maître Tace, my French translation of a classical Tagalog novel by Lázaro FRANCISCO.
SPB answered very quickly, and were grateful I had thought of them. Their copy is on the way.
The Library of Congress has not answered yet, which is tantamount to saying they are not interested.