Testimony Archives - EveryLibrary


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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Donor Challenge from Library Juice Academy

Our friends at Library Juice Academy are renewing their “Personal Donor Challenge” for 2016, and we’re thrilled! Last year, Library Juice Academy helped us reach 25 new monthly personal donors, and renewed 17 more people. This year, we’d like to ask you to help us match their $1,000 donation by renewing, starting, or upgrading your personal […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library employee Heather Meyer-Boothby (right) processes a library card renewal for Mona Myhlhousen as volunteer Jazon Lea talks to her about library services during a door-to-door library card drive as part of Library Card Signup month in the Time Check neighborhood in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

Library Card Signups – Resources

Thanks to Nancy Dowd and the ALA Public Awareness Committee for the invitation to present on “Using door-to-door marketing for library card signups” today. Presenting along with EveryLibrary’s John Chrastka were Amber Mussman, Cedar Rapids Public Library; Linda Price-Natter and Pam Miller, Crystal Lake Public Library; and Shoshana Francis, Milpitas Library. We’re glad they could share their experiences […]

Revisting Ronan – Elections Matter

On May 7th, 2013, the Ronan Public Library became the Ronan Library District by a vote of 61% to 39%.  They were our third campaign and the first one we supported in an effort to become an independent, self-governed library district.  Since that Election Day, new tax revenue has started to come in and that […]

New Board Members

As EveryLibrary moves into our second year of building voter support for libraries, we are ready to expand our Board to help us grow strategically. Today, we are proud and happy to announce that Mel Gooch, Lindsay Sarin, and Peter Bromberg will be joining the EveryLibrary board at our Annual Meeting later this month.  Mel […]

A Word from Derek Wolfgram

Derek Wolfgram is Deputy County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District and 2013 President, California Library Association. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with EveryLibrary with both of my organizations. EveryLibrary has been very helpful to CLA in rallying the community to write letters and get involved on behalf of SCA 7, a […]

Thought into Action – Why I Gave to EveryLibrary

When I was President of the California Library Association (and in the few years leading up to that gig), one of the things that I learned from attending library legislative days both in Sacramento and Washington, DC was that until libraries could bring money to the table, we’d continue to be a nice, nostalgic, heart-warming, greater good and woefully underfunded […]