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Facebook Fundraisers for Libraries Now Available!

We’re excited to announce that you can now create your own fundraisers on Facebook to help EveryLibrary fight for libraries. These small fundraisers are great opportunities to support the issues and causes you care about. We hope that, if you care about libraries, you’ll consider setting up an EveryLibrary fundraiser that helps us fight for […]

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EveryLibrary Speaking Tour!

We are excited about traveling across the country in the next few months and speaking to librarians in dozens of states about building a better future for funding libraries through political organizing and action. Our webinars, keynotes, staff workshops, and panel discussions focus on training librarians to understand their political environment and how to influence […]

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Help Libraries Eliminate Barriers to Voting for 34 Million Americans

At EveryLibrary, we want to help libraries eliminate barriers to voting for over 34 million Americans with disabilities. National Disability Voter Registration Week is an annual campaign that is designed to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. I am extremely proud […]

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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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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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To be the Change We Seek – 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda

Since the Election, EveryLibrary’s leadership team has listened as Americans have grappled with fundamental issues about our country in order to build our agenda for 2017 and beyond. We started EveryLibrary to help ensure that thousands of local libraries in diverse communities have the resources they need to help people succeed. Whether it is with […]

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If these libraries lose on November 8th, they close.

What’s at stake next week for the libraries is pretty clear. Over 200 libraries are on the ballot across the country. EveryLibrary is supporting 13 of them on operations and building measures. I’ve loved working with all of them, but two are very special to me because if they lose, they close. I don’t want […]