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The Political Journal: Volume 3, Issue 1

The Political Librarian is a peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal dedicated to expanding the discussion of, promoting research on, and helping to re-envision locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries. In the public sphere, all is political, and no one can afford to claim neutrality. Libraries exist because countless people, with intentionality, worked […]

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Training Opportunities For Libraries To Learn To Build Support for Funding

We are excited to announce these opportunities for library staff and supporters to learn how to build community support and the political will for funding libraries. In the last 5 years, we’ve worked on over 70 library campaigns, dozens of political funding initiatives, and many legislative actions and we’ve trained with some of the largest […]

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Give the Gift of Tea and Support Libraries this Holiday Season!

Arbor Teas, a family-owned organic tea company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and EveryLibrary, the only national organization focused on securing stable funding for local libraries, have partnered to create a new way of funding library ballot initiatives. Beginning #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that takes place on November 28th, Arbor Teas will donate […]

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A Great Night for Our Libraries At the Ballot!

Yesterday was a great Election Day for the library communities that EveryLibrary backed! Seven out 9 of our libraries passed their measures. From Rochelle Park, NJ., where the town will now have a permanently funded municipal library, to Kitsap Regional Library in Washington where $3.5 million in new annual operating funding will take that county […]

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Great News for Library Funding! But There’s So Much More To Do…

We are excited to announce that thanks to the tens of thousands of Americans who signed the petitions against Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to federal funding for libraries, the $1.2 trillion FY2018 budget bill (H.R. 3354) passed by 211-198 margin. However, the battle for the budget is not over. Once the Senate has acted, the […]

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Two Big Wins for Libraries. Thanks to Your Support of EveryLibrary

This has been an outstanding week for libraries. We were able to win two major fights for libraries and ensure that community members were not denied access to their local library systems. You might remember the Christian County Campaign because we alerted you to the illegal tactics used by the opposition. Many of you responded […]

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We Sent Hundreds of Librarians to Congress!

At EveryLibrary, we are proud to share our friends and colleagues with Congress through our fundraising campaign to send librarians to Congress. In this campaign we raised over $4,000 to send copies of Kyle Cassidy’s Book, This Is What A Librarian Looks Like, to hundreds of our members of Congress. I want to especially thank […]

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Thank You for Your Donations During the LJA Matching Challenge.

EveryLibrary would like to thank everyone who took the time to make a donation during the Matching Challenge from Library Juice Academy. We received donations from people all over the country who care about libraries and want to make sure that we are able to continue fighting for libraries. We are happy that this was […]

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Vote YES for Villa Park Library – April 4, 2017

EveryLibrary today announces our endorsement of the “Vote Yes for the Villa Park Library” campaign and the Villa Park Library referendum on the April 4, 2017 ballot.  We support this referendum and encourage you to Vote Yes for this opportunity to renovate the library as a 21st century educational, cultural, and business support hub in […]

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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, […]