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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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Preserve Funding for NEA, NEH & PBS

At EveryLibrary, we believe that any threatened cuts to funding for the arts, humanities, and cultural programs is a threat to all cultural institutions – including libraries. We need to stand up and speak out now to our elected officials about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the […]

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School Librarians in Galesburg Under Threat

Sign the petition today to keep school librarians in Galesburg school libraries! In Illinois, the Galesburg School District’s administration recently proposed cutting 7 of the 8 librarians for next year in order to save money. This short sighted proposal would mean that there is only one remaining school librarian who would serve as the District […]

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Reverse the Cuts to Chicago School Lirbaries

Please send an email to the Chicago Board of Education and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This year marks another year of drastic cuts to school librarians. In fact, Chicago Public Schools are even cutting the school librarian that the students themselves stood up and successfully fought for last year. Please, don’t let our students go unsupported! Chicago […]

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It’s Time to Hire Librarians at Christina School District

Many of the secondary schools in the Christina School District in Wilmington, DE. intend to continue to operate without librarians.  Despite the passing of a recent referendum that will enable the district to employ more teachers and reduce the average class size, the district will continue to open many of its doors this August to […]

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Don’t Trade the Libraries Away at Trinity Area Schools

The Trinity Area School Board in Washington County, PA made a disastrous decision to eliminate the high school librarian position in April. They voted 7-1 to take this unprecedented action while also, that same night, voting to increase coaches’ and extracurricular sponsors’ salaries from $379,538 to $418,671, an increase of $39,133. This means that to fund these […]

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Rapid Response for School Librarians in Cedar Rapids

The school system in Cedar Rapids, IA is facing a significant budget shortfall next year, and they are proposing to balance the budget by cutting school librarian positions. We have been asked by local school advocates there to help share the word about the proposed position cuts and to activate the community to preserve these vital […]

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Another 1784 #VetoSB571 Signatures to Governor Snyder

Today, EveryLibrary is sending a fresh batch of 1,784 #VetoSB571 petition signatures to Governor Snyder in Lansing. These signatures by librarians and library supporters come from across Michigan (67%) and around the country (33%).  That brings the 2-day total to 3,801 people who are asking the Governor to protect librarians and library boards from a permanent […]

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2000 “Veto SB571” Signatures in 24 Hours

EveryLibrary delivers 2,000 “Veto SB 571” signatures to Governor Snyder   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, 22 December 2015 Contact: John Chrastka, 312-574-0316, john.chrastka@everylibrary.org Lansing, MI – In the last 24 hours, over 2,000 librarians, library board members, library Friends, and concerned citizens from around Michigan and across the country have signed a petition asking […]