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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 […]

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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 […]