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Webinar: Build Your Library’s Political Power

Libraries that are well connected to the community and local power structures are less likely to lose funding and are more likely to have the support of local politicians and win elections. But how does a library take advantage of the local power structures and build political capital? Patrick “PC” Sweeney will walk participants through […]

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We’re Introducing 150 Congressmen and Women to Librarians

We are excited to announce that we are introducing 150 Congressmen and Women to 220 librarians! That’s because so many of you supported our crowdfunding campaign to educate members of Congress about the importance of libraries and librarians. In fact, thanks to people like you, we raised $3,500 to send 150 copies of the Kyle […]

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Send Librarians to Congress

Federal funding for libraries would be eliminated in the proposed “Skinny Budget” from President Trump. Many of our elected representatives are unaware of the work that librarians do for millions of Americans every day. We need to show Congress that librarians are providing critical services for communities and teach Congress about the impact that librarians’ […]

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Illinois: Villa Park Library Won and the Koch Brothers Killed the Library Initiative in Plainfield

I’m very happy to report a Win last night for the Villa Park Public Library in Illinois. Passing this library bond means they can update and reinvigorate their library building for the 21st century. Knowing that they don’t have to use ‘duct tape and chewing gum’ on an aging facility is a relief. Seeing that […]

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Preserve Funding for IMLS, NEH, NEA and PBS – Act Now

The president’s 2018 budget framework was announced today and it calls for the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The IMLS is the only federal agency that funds libraries nationwide. The IMLS is the main federal source for innovative library programs that support early literacy, people trying to find work, and better […]

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Update on Books for Prison Libraries

The message below is from Prison Librarian, Jameson Rohrer who is checking in with an update about our ongoing petition to donate books to Centinela State Prison in Imperial, California. The inmates have been really excited with the continuous donations we have been receiving since we started this. The inmates are aware that my budget […]

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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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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 […]