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What Happened in Macedon?

Last week hundreds of library supporters signed the petition to fully fund the Macedon Public Library when the Town Board was unwilling to fund the library. These signatures from all over the country go a long way to support libraries wherever they are threatened and this petition was no different. While the town wasn’t willing […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]