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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 […]

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EveryLibrary ESSA Work a Top 10 Story of 2016

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for identifying the work we are doing with state school library organizations on their ESSA Implementation Planning negotiations as a Top 10 Library Story of 2016: And in order for school libraries to gain the full benefit of federal funding available under ESSA, each state will have to modify its existing […]

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Donate to ‘Books with Barbers’ through EveryLibrary

We are proud to support libraries of all kinds across the country. That’s why our name is EveryLibrary. We have supported Prison Libraries, Small Archives, School Libraries, and of course many of you are familiar with our work with Public Libraries. But now, we are extremely excited to be supporting a new literacy program with […]

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Come Party with EveryLibrary in Atlanta – #alamw17

EveryLibrary is coming to Atlanta during ALA Midwinter 2017 to host some smart and fun events and parties. Join the conversation at our 2017 Annual Meeting, meet other youth services and summer reading experts at our recption with Zoobean, or bowl for libraries at the best fundraiser in town. Details below. Please click through to RSVP or […]