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Vote “FOR” Winter Park Library Endorsement

EveryLibrary today announces our endorsement of the Vote For Winter Park Library – Parking – Events Center campaign on the March 15, 2016 ballot.  EveryLibrary is excited for Winter Park.  We support this campaign and encourage you to Vote FOR this opportunity to build a new 21st century library and help revitalize MLK Park with a […]

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Endorsing “Yes for Plainfield Library”

EveryLibrary today announces our endorsement of the “Vote Yes for Plainfield Library” ballot initiative by the Citizens for a 21st Century Library Committee in Plainfield, Illinois on the March 15, 2016 ballot. As a national library advocacy organization, EveryLibrary has made a donation to the Committee to help them reach across neighborhoods and subdivisions in […]

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The Constant Campaign – 2015 Campaign Re-Cap for Library Journal

EveryLibrary is pleased to continue our collaboration with Library Journal on review and analysis of the prior year’s library election results. This year, Executive Director John Chrastka, Executive Director, and Rachel Korma, Editor for The Political Librarian, review and discuss nearly 150 ballot measures, levies, millages, parcel taxes, warrant articles, referendum, and bonds that set or […]

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Nebraska Libraries Need Us – Donate to Defeat LB969

The Government Affairs committee of the Nebraska State Legislature met last Monday for a public hearing to consider LB969, a bill whose title we suggest should be “A Bill to Eviscerate Public Library Boards, Devolve Authority for Collection Development From Librarians to Politically Appointed Commissions, and for Other Provisions of Patronage and Playing Politics with […]

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2000 “Veto SB571” Signatures in 24 Hours

EveryLibrary delivers 2,000 “Veto SB 571” signatures to Governor Snyder   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, 22 December 2015 Contact: John Chrastka, 312-574-0316, john.chrastka@everylibrary.org Lansing, MI – In the last 24 hours, over 2,000 librarians, library board members, library Friends, and concerned citizens from around Michigan and across the country have signed a petition asking […]

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With Annual Giving, Tried-And-True Still Works

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and […]

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Election Day 2015 – First Look

Library elections are ‘evergreen’ campaigns.  They can happen any time of the year, and do.  From primaries and special elections to state and municipal off-cycle elections to general elections, libraries on the ballot.  Yesterday, November 3rd, we saw at least 43 libraries in 12 states go before the voters to renew basic tax funding or […]

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A Win for the Darby Library

We’re very happy to report that the Vote YES for Darby Community Library committee succeeded in their campaign to secure an additional $30,000 annual operating levy for the library on yesterday’s Election. The unofficial total is 919 to 324.  This new funding for the Darby (MT) Library will be put to work on collections, programs, […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo September 15, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world Ballots are due today in Darby (MT) for a special election to decide if the library will get a 3 millage increase to its funding. It will make up one third of their budget and will be used for staffing, facility maintenance, and materials. We have been working […]

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Fall 2015 Campaigns

EveryLibrary is celebrating our 3rd anniversary this week with two big announcements: the launch of our new journal, The Political Librarian, and our support for our next campaigns this fall. Since we started in September 2012, nearly 1,000 individual donors and two dozen corporate sponsors have made it possible for us to help support 27 […]