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Training Opportunities For Libraries To Learn To Build Support for Funding

We are excited to announce these opportunities for library staff and supporters to learn how to build community support and the political will for funding libraries. In the last 5 years, we’ve worked on over 70 library campaigns, dozens of political funding initiatives, and many legislative actions and we’ve trained with some of the largest […]

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A Loss in Coventry, CT.

I’m sorry to let you know that we lost the Election on Tuesday in Coventry, CT. for a $5.4 million building expansion project for the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library. Working with “Coventry Vote Yes” team was a great pleasure. They ran a very solid and engaging campaign. But with just over 2,100 votes cast, […]

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Give the Gift of Tea and Support Libraries this Holiday Season!

Arbor Teas, a family-owned organic tea company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and EveryLibrary, the only national organization focused on securing stable funding for local libraries, have partnered to create a new way of funding library ballot initiatives. Beginning #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that takes place on November 28th, Arbor Teas will donate […]

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ALERT: Net Neutrality is in Danger!

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (a former Verizon lawyer) is expected to announce his final plan to gut net neutrality as soon as November 22—the day before Thanksgiving—with a vote to follow quickly afterwards. We need your action today! THIS COULD COST YOU! Without net neutrality, ISPs will be able to block apps, slow […]

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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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Facebook Fundraisers for Libraries Now Available!

We’re excited to announce that you can now create your own fundraisers on Facebook to help EveryLibrary fight for libraries. These small fundraisers are great opportunities to support the issues and causes you care about. We hope that, if you care about libraries, you’ll consider setting up an EveryLibrary fundraiser that helps us fight for […]

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Great News for Library Funding! But There’s So Much More To Do…

We are excited to announce that thanks to the tens of thousands of Americans who signed the petitions against Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to federal funding for libraries, the $1.2 trillion FY2018 budget bill (H.R. 3354) passed by 211-198 margin. However, the battle for the budget is not over. Once the Senate has acted, the […]