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The Threat to Libraries if IMLS, NEA and NEH are Closed

2017 has taken a very strange turn for libraries with the release of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget framework and his call to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It shouldn’t be unexpected though. Speaker Ryan has previously proposed to zero-fund IMLS in two of his prior-year draft budgets as well. As the […]

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Support SB 2089 and Transparency in Illinois

As a library advocacy organization, EveryLibrary knows that libraries are trusted by their communities for two big reasons: they provide access to information for everyone, and they keep patron library cards and borrowing records confidential. As a political action committee for libraries, we want to emulate that trust in how we conduct our fundraising activities […]

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Preserve Funding for IMLS, NEH, NEA and PBS – Act Now

The president’s 2018 budget framework was announced today and it calls for the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The IMLS is the only federal agency that funds libraries nationwide. The IMLS is the main federal source for innovative library programs that support early literacy, people trying to find work, and better […]

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Update on Books for Prison Libraries

The message below is from Prison Librarian, Jameson Rohrer who is checking in with an update about our ongoing petition to donate books to Centinela State Prison in Imperial, California. The inmates have been really excited with the continuous donations we have been receiving since we started this. The inmates are aware that my budget […]

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Join National Disability Voter Registration Week 2017

EveryLibrary is proud to announce a new partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to bring National Disability Voter Registration Week 2017 to libraries across the country. Libraries in over 40 states have signed on to promote the goals the July 17 -21, 2017 National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) through programming, outreach, […]

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Preserve Funding for NEA, NEH & PBS

At EveryLibrary, we believe that any threatened cuts to funding for the arts, humanities, and cultural programs is a threat to all cultural institutions – including libraries. We need to stand up and speak out now to our elected officials about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the […]

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One America – Advice for Libraries about Immigration Enforcement Actions

As part of our support and involvement in the One America Coalition, we want to cross-post an in-depth discussion of the rules and laws concerning ways that libraries can prepare for increased activity by federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in their communities, at their facilities, and with their patrons. We appreciate Jason Griffey allowing us […]

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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 […]