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Your Action Helped Save School Librarians in South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey

A message from Elissa Malespina Almost two years ago hundreds of people took action and signed a petition on EveryLibrary’s platform to stop the cuts to the school libraries in South Orange, New Jersey. Last night the South Orange/ Maplewood Board of Education voted to hire a second full time certified librarian for the High […]

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Let’s Support Libraries in 2018!

We’re excited about all of the amazing things that libraries are going to do for their communities in 2018! In 2017 we saw millions of Americans visit their local libraries to get help with school, to get ahead in their careers, and to access all of the services they need to improve their lives. As […]

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Another Win for Libraries – Carbondale Library

Last week we helped Carbondale Library in Kansas win their election. The race was very close, so we needed to wait for the confirmation of all of the ballots before we could announce their win. In fact, the library won by a margin of just 12 votes! With 134 against and 146 in favor, every vote […]

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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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A Loss in Coventry, CT.

I’m sorry to let you know that we lost the Election on Tuesday in Coventry, CT. for a $5.4 million building expansion project for the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library. Working with “Coventry Vote Yes” team was a great pleasure. They ran a very solid and engaging campaign. But with just over 2,100 votes cast, […]

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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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ALERT: Net Neutrality is in Danger!

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (a former Verizon lawyer) is expected to announce his final plan to gut net neutrality as soon as November 22—the day before Thanksgiving—with a vote to follow quickly afterwards. We need your action today! THIS COULD COST YOU! Without net neutrality, ISPs will be able to block apps, slow […]

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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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Quick Look at November 7 Election Results

EveryLibrary was able to identify and track 37 libraries on the November 7, 2017 ballot across the country in 16 states. Overall, it was an amazing Election Night for libraries. As of this writing (11am EST on 11/8/17) there are several that are still ‘out’ and unreported. Results reported here are subject to change as votes are tabulated […]