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Send Librarians to Congress

Federal funding for libraries would be eliminated in the proposed “Skinny Budget” from President Trump. Many of our elected representatives are unaware of the work that librarians do for millions of Americans every day. We need to show Congress that librarians are providing critical services for communities and teach Congress about the impact that librarians’ […]

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Thank You for Your Donations During the LJA Matching Challenge.

EveryLibrary would like to thank everyone who took the time to make a donation during the Matching Challenge from Library Juice Academy. We received donations from people all over the country who care about libraries and want to make sure that we are able to continue fighting for libraries. We are happy that this was […]

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Illinois: Villa Park Library Won and the Koch Brothers Killed the Library Initiative in Plainfield

I’m very happy to report a Win last night for the Villa Park Public Library in Illinois. Passing this library bond means they can update and reinvigorate their library building for the 21st century. Knowing that they don’t have to use ‘duct tape and chewing gum’ on an aging facility is a relief. Seeing that […]

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Vote YES for Villa Park Library – April 4, 2017

EveryLibrary today announces our endorsement of the “Vote Yes for the Villa Park Library” campaign and the Villa Park Library referendum on the April 4, 2017 ballot.  We support this referendum and encourage you to Vote Yes for this opportunity to renovate the library as a 21st century educational, cultural, and business support hub in […]

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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 […]