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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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A Win for Liberty, NY

Great news from our friends in Liberty, NY. on winning their building bond election last night (August 9) 264 to 45. Their library can now undertake a big remodeling project that has been in the planning and feasibility stage for some time. The updates to the library include ADA compliance, better use of a more […]

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Winning Around Michigan

It was a good night last night in Michigan for our library campaigns. We are happy to report that 3 out of 4 of our library communities passed their ballot measures!  EveryLibrary’s pro-bono campaign advising and consulting was only possible because of our donors. With your support we were able to donate when the campaigns […]

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Librarian Advocacy – Collaboratory Workshop

We were happy to present with David Lankes at ALA Annual in Orlando on “Librarian Focused Advocacy” for the Collaboratory. The video and slides from the session are available. The video is cut down to 3 hours and 20 minutes (the ‘table work’ times are edited out). We cover a lot of ground about what […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo: NH Primary Edition

As a native and former New Hampshire resident, I always get excited by their primary. With all of the attention that NH receives as hosting the first primary of the nation, candidates were constantly coming through town along with the news crews and crowds. Even though I live on the other side of the country now, every […]

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VoteLibraries 2016 – Voter Engagement About Libraries and Librarians

EveryLibrary today announces VoteLibraries 2016, a public-facing marketing and awareness campaign during this year’s primary election season designed to build voter support for libraries. Starting with the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 9th and running state by state through Election Days in June, EveryLibrary will be placing paid #votelibraries messaging via social media in […]

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Election Day 2015 – First Look

Library elections are ‘evergreen’ campaigns.  They can happen any time of the year, and do.  From primaries and special elections to state and municipal off-cycle elections to general elections, libraries on the ballot.  Yesterday, November 3rd, we saw at least 43 libraries in 12 states go before the voters to renew basic tax funding or […]

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October Elections Round Up

There were a few library elections that we were tracking in October. We’re proud to see that all three were WINS for libraries.  Hopefully this trend will continue in to November. A ballot initiative called Norman Forward (OK) was passed by 72% of voters on October 13. A one half percent sales tax, over 15 […]

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Ohioans get out and vote for your libraries on November 3

Ohio is turning out to be a heavy state for library funding ballot measures this November. So, get out and #votelibraries Ohioans and share the vote YES message with your fiends and family in those areas. Piqua Public Library (OH) will have a levy renewal on the November 3 ballot. The 1.3 mill levy will […]

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EveryLibrary Announces VoteLibraries.org

EveryLibrary Announces VoteLibraries, an Online Collection of Campaign Resources for Libraries  Chicago (June 2, 2015) – EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, is pleased to announce the launch of VoteLibraries, a new campaign to give libraries the resources needed to advocate for themselves in their communities. Created through a partnership with the Creative Action […]