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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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Announcing Kevin Moore as EveryLibrary’s 2nd Artist in Residence

EveryLibrary is proud to welcome Kevin Moore as our 2017 Artist in Residence. As a noted editorial cartoonist and a working librarian, Mr. Moore will bring a unique and timely perspective to the political climate for libraries through new creative work. This Residency begins September 4th, 2017 and will run through November 7th, the traditional […]

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Time for Voter Registration at your Library!

EveryLibrary is the national library partner for National Voter Registration Day on September 26th. I hope your library can be a local partner and help ensure that every American is registered to vote for election day on November 7th. Over the last 2 years, we have helped over 450 libraries across the country be a […]

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We received this note in the mail the other day…

I was hesitant to share this because we definitely don’t do this work for the thanks. But, I realized that this note of thanks doesn’t belong to EveryLibrary. It belongs to many of you who support our work because we truly can’t do it without people like you who stood up when they tried to […]

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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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EveryLibrary and Rosen Publishing Team Up to Train School Librarian Leaders

EveryLibrary is proud to announce a new donation from Rosen Publishing in support of our Political Literacy trainings for the 2017 cohort of Lilead Fellows. This donation supports the development of a robust curriculum by EveryLibrary for the Lilead Fellows Program, an advanced, intensive professional development opportunity that empowers, enables, and equips school district library […]

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Announcing our powerful new platform to fight for school librarians!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new SaveSchoolLibrarians.org site and an expanded partnership with five state school library associations and Follet Learning to work on restoring school librarians to schools and districts – and to expanding funding for school library programs – in their states. EveryLibrary has been an active and engaged […]

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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’ […]