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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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What Happened in Macedon?

Last week hundreds of library supporters signed the petition to fully fund the Macedon Public Library when the Town Board was unwilling to fund the library. These signatures from all over the country go a long way to support libraries wherever they are threatened and this petition was no different. While the town wasn’t willing […]

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A Year After Their Win – Nevada County Libraries

We checked in with Laura Pappani, director of the Nevada County Community Library, around the 1-year anniversary of passing Measure A –  a new sales tax that doubled the library funding from 1/8th cent to 1/4 cent in November 2016 – to learn about how the library has put this new funding to work in […]

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Quick Look at November 7 Election Results

EveryLibrary was able to identify and track 37 libraries on the November 7, 2017 ballot across the country in 16 states. Overall, it was an amazing Election Night for libraries. As of this writing (11am EST on 11/8/17) there are several that are still ‘out’ and unreported. Results reported here are subject to change as votes are tabulated […]

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A Great Night for Our Libraries At the Ballot!

Yesterday was a great Election Day for the library communities that EveryLibrary backed! Seven out 9 of our libraries passed their measures. From Rochelle Park, NJ., where the town will now have a permanently funded municipal library, to Kitsap Regional Library in Washington where $3.5 million in new annual operating funding will take that county […]

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From Advocacy to Activism for Libraries

I am proud of our 5th Anniversary today. As the first national political action committee for libraries, EveryLibrary was started with the idea that “any library funding measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere”. This notion that we are all in this together as a community of folks who believe in the power of libraries, […]