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EveryLibrary Join the ‘One America Coalition’ for Immigrant Rights

EveryLibrary Joins the One America Coalition for Immigrant Rights EveryLibrary is proud today to announce our membership in the One America Coalition and our support for the One America Registry. The One America Coalition is made up of over 50 civil rights, immigrant rights, faith-based, and civil society organizations from across the political spectrum who […]

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Welcome to Our 2017 EveryLibrary Interns

We are very excited to welcome two new EveryLibrary interns who will help us build voter support for libraries this year. Please join us in welcoming Allison Randall Gatt, who comes to us in her last semester of studies at San Jose State University, and Taylor Brooks, a new librarian and former campaign organizer for several progressive […]

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The First Campaign Win of 2017!

We are excited to announce our first win of 2017 in Madison, Connecticut. The vote was a terrific 1,897 in support of the library project, while only 550 people voted no. This win last night (February 7, 2017) means the library can more than double in size, from its current 17,000 square feet to 37,000 […]

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Show Solidarity With All Americans With These ‘All Are Welcome’ Buttons

One of the best things about our nation’s 9,000 library systems is that there are no exclusionary rules and everyone is welcome. Millions of people from different places and of all ages, sexes, races, religions, preferences, and socio-economic backgrounds come through those doors every day. As a country, we are fortunate that libraries are supported […]

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Library Closures and Defunding Concerns in 2017

It already looks like 2017 will be a daunting year for library funding and support across the country. We are disheartened to report at least two public library closures and a continued decline of school library funding and support. We are also concerned about an empowered Republican Study Committee who have proposed Federal Budgets with […]

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New EveryLibrary Campaign Training Series from Niche Academy

EveryLibrary and Niche Academy today announce a high-impact partnership to support libraries on the ballot across the country in 2017 and 2018 and train librarians to develop the political skills they need to build support in their communities. Niche Academy, the largest provider of digital and web-based custom training tools for libraries, will produce and […]

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Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Political Librarian

We are excited to announce the Release of Volume 2, Issue 2, of the Open Access Journal, the Political Librarian. The Political Librarian is dedicated to expanding the discussion of, promoting research on, and helping to re-envision locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries. We want to bring in a variety of perspectives to […]

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2016 Annual Report – Building Success for Library Advocacy

We are proud to present the EveryLibrary 2016 Annual Report.  The full report discusses our strong donor support, our campaigns wins for public libraries, our growth supporting school library communities, the extensive outreach we are doing to voters and Americans through VoteLibraries and our Action platform, and a host of thanks to our volunteers, donors, supporters, and […]

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School Librarians in Galesburg Under Threat

Sign the petition today to keep school librarians in Galesburg school libraries! In Illinois, the Galesburg School District’s administration recently proposed cutting 7 of the 8 librarians for next year in order to save money. This short sighted proposal would mean that there is only one remaining school librarian who would serve as the District […]

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Leaving Our Library Silos – Coalition Work in 2017

As part of our 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda, we are taking a deliberate step to bring EveryLibrary to coalitions that support the people libraries serve. We will join together support the work of other organizations  that address common concerns about our country, but may need to hear about libraries and librarians in a new way. Our […]