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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 […]


Nationwide ‘First Look’ at November 2016 Library Elections

EveryLibrary tracked 74 ballot measures for libraries on Election Day, November 8, 2016. As of this writing, all results are preliminary and unofficial. This “first look” shows that 54 library measures passed, 15 failed, and several are either ‘too close to call’ or need interpretation and analysis of their impact before reporting. We are still compiling […]

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Election Day 2016 for EveryLibrary Campaigns

Over $300 million in library funding was at stake yesterday for the 16 library communities EveryLibrary supported. Results on Election Night were mixed. While the results aren’t official yet, it looks nine won and six* lost; one* is still ‘too close to call’ as of this writing. The wins total up to about $90 million in new funding for those libraries. […]


Our November Libraries

We have the unique pleasure of working with both the staff and boards of the libraries we serve along with the local folks who make up the Vote Yes committee for their libraries. There are 16 libraries we count as ‘our own’ on the ballot tomorrow, November 8th, 2016. We have worked with some of […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo February 25, 2016

News from around the #libraries #politics world Voters in Columbus, NE will have two initiatives to vote on the May 10th primary election ballot, the first for a 1% tax increase and the second for a .5% increase. The 1% will fund infrastructure projects and capital purchases, the .5% tax will go towards a proposed downtown library […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo February 17, 2016

We’re starting this week’s Rodeo highlighting John Chrastka and Rachel Korman’s recent Library Journal Article: Constant Campaign | Budgets & Funding. Starting off with some impressive statistics about the 2015 local library ballot ecosystem (nearly 150 libraries in 24 states held referenda to renew or enact taxes for operations, staffing, or facilities; 1.1 million voters showed […]


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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Lib Politics Rodeo February 3, 2016

News from around the #libraries #politics world Residents of Winter Park, Florida have the opportunity  to vote for a $30 million bond referendum to help fund a proposed 50,000 square foot library during upcoming the March 15th general election. Tax money from the referendum and a $2.5 million-dollar contribution from the library will go toward covering […]