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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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Lib Politics Rodeo September 1, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world The Our Library, Our Community committee in Cedar Rapids (IA) has received enough signatures to get a measure on the November 3 ballot. The 27 cents per $1,000 of taxable valuation increase will go toward operations costs for the city’s new downtown library and west-side branch. It is expected […]

Lafourche Voted NO, and It Was Good

The results are in and the anti-library measure in Lafourche was defeated with 53% voting NO.  The library community is Lafourche has been through a tough campaign.  EveryLibrary is happy to have given our support getting the word out to voters about their library during these last critical few hours of the campaign.  But they […]

Answering the Call for Lafourche

Yesterday started out quietly. And then this happened: Official wants to de-fund library, users should ‘go back to Mexico’ We honestly weren’t tracking on the Lafourche library election happening tomorrow.  I don’t think they were tracking on us, either.  But when an election that proposes to take money from the library in order to build […]

The Worst Library Election in the Country is This Saturday

The Lafourche Louisiana Parish Public Library is facing the most offensive opposition I’ve ever seen in a library election: “ ‘They’re teaching Mexicans how to speak English,’ the council chairman said in reference to Biblioteca Hispana, a Hispanic-language segment of the Golden Meadow library branch. ‘Let that son of a bitch go back to Mexico. There’s […]