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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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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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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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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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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 […]