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#votelibraries Call-in

EveryLibrary’s John Chrastka and Brian Hart hosted a #votelibraries Call-in for donors and supporters on Monday October 10th to update folks on our progress through 2016, to look ahead to 2017 campaigns, and to talk about our approach to growing a sustainable and effective organization. The video is available on our YouTube channel and runs about […]

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VoteLibraries 2016 – Voter Engagement About Libraries and Librarians

EveryLibrary today announces VoteLibraries 2016, a public-facing marketing and awareness campaign during this year’s primary election season designed to build voter support for libraries. Starting with the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 9th and running state by state through Election Days in June, EveryLibrary will be placing paid #votelibraries messaging via social media in […]

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EveryLibrary Announces VoteLibraries.org

EveryLibrary Announces VoteLibraries, an Online Collection of Campaign Resources for Libraries  Chicago (June 2, 2015) – EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, is pleased to announce the launch of VoteLibraries, a new campaign to give libraries the resources needed to advocate for themselves in their communities. Created through a partnership with the Creative Action […]

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New VoteLibraries Art & Design for Library Campaigns

EveryLibrary today unveils new VoteLibraries art and design for library campaigns through a partnership with the Creative Action Network (CAN) and sponsored by our individual and vendor donors. Hosted at EveryLibrary.org/VoteLibraries, six noted international CAN artists have designed new, high-quality images for use by library campaigns across the country, free of charge.  These images are themed #votelibraries and […]

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Your library campaign needs great artwork, design and visuals. EveryLibrary, through a partnership with the Creative Action Network and support from dozens of donors like yourself, has created these new VoteLibraries images for you to use free of charge and without copyright restrictions. Your library campaign – whether it’s Get Out the Vote for an Election […]

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2017 EveryLibrary Annual Report

EveryLibrary started with a hope that “any library funding measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere.” The notion that we are all in this together–as a community of folks who believe in the power of libraries and who support the librarians who serve their communities–is at the core of our organizational values and work. […]

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Your Action Helped Save School Librarians in South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey

A message from Elissa Malespina Almost two years ago hundreds of people took action and signed a petition on EveryLibrary’s platform to stop the cuts to the school libraries in South Orange, New Jersey. Last night the South Orange/ Maplewood Board of Education voted to hire a second full time certified librarian for the High […]

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Let’s Support Libraries in 2018!

We’re excited about all of the amazing things that libraries are going to do for their communities in 2018! In 2017 we saw millions of Americans visit their local libraries to get help with school, to get ahead in their careers, and to access all of the services they need to improve their lives. As […]

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Another Win for Libraries – Carbondale Library

Last week we helped Carbondale Library in Kansas win their election. The race was very close, so we needed to wait for the confirmation of all of the ballots before we could announce their win. In fact, the library won by a margin of just 12 votes! With 134 against and 146 in favor, every vote […]

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Training Opportunities For Libraries To Learn To Build Support for Funding

We are excited to announce these opportunities for library staff and supporters to learn how to build community support and the political will for funding libraries. In the last 5 years, we’ve worked on over 70 library campaigns, dozens of political funding initiatives, and many legislative actions and we’ve trained with some of the largest […]