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Preserve Funding for IMLS, NEH, NEA and PBS – Act Now

The president’s 2018 budget framework was announced today and it calls for the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The IMLS is the only federal agency that funds libraries nationwide. The IMLS is the main federal source for innovative library programs that support early literacy, people trying to find work, and better […]

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The First Campaign Win of 2017!

We are excited to announce our first win of 2017 in Madison, Connecticut. The vote was a terrific 1,897 in support of the library project, while only 550 people voted no. This win last night (February 7, 2017) means the library can more than double in size, from its current 17,000 square feet to 37,000 […]

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New EveryLibrary Campaign Training Series from Niche Academy

EveryLibrary and Niche Academy today announce a high-impact partnership to support libraries on the ballot across the country in 2017 and 2018 and train librarians to develop the political skills they need to build support in their communities. Niche Academy, the largest provider of digital and web-based custom training tools for libraries, will produce and […]

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Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Political Librarian

We are excited to announce the Release of Volume 2, Issue 2, of the Open Access Journal, the Political Librarian. The Political Librarian is dedicated to expanding the discussion of, promoting research on, and helping to re-envision locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries. We want to bring in a variety of perspectives to […]

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2016 Annual Report – Building Success for Library Advocacy

We are proud to present the EveryLibrary 2016 Annual Report.  The full report discusses our strong donor support, our campaigns wins for public libraries, our growth supporting school library communities, the extensive outreach we are doing to voters and Americans through VoteLibraries and our Action platform, and a host of thanks to our volunteers, donors, supporters, and […]

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To be the Change We Seek – 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda

Since the Election, EveryLibrary’s leadership team has listened as Americans have grappled with fundamental issues about our country in order to build our agenda for 2017 and beyond. We started EveryLibrary to help ensure that thousands of local libraries in diverse communities have the resources they need to help people succeed. Whether it is with […]

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If these libraries lose on November 8th, they close.

What’s at stake next week for the libraries is pretty clear. Over 200 libraries are on the ballot across the country. EveryLibrary is supporting 13 of them on operations and building measures. I’ve loved working with all of them, but two are very special to me because if they lose, they close. I don’t want […]

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Zoobean goes beyond core services to support the future of library funding

EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, announces a new donation from Zoobean to help build voter support for libraries. Zoobean is a leading provider of innovative and engaging pre-k and k12 digital learning tools for public and school libraries. “Libraries, and the families they serve are at the core of our work,” […]

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A Big Win In Alaska for Statewide Broadband in Libraries

I am proud to share that, with your support, EveryLibrary was able to help the Alaska Library Association succeed in having $668,000 restored to the state budget for broadband subsidies to libraries after it was completely cut from the budget. While the Governor restored Alaska Online With Libraries (OWL) at $668,000 and not the original […]

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Announcing Our Partnership With Gale for New Data on Library Support

We are excited to announce a partnership with Gale, who is providing their Analytics On Demand platform to us, which allows us to take a closer look at the data around library support in the United States. Analytics On Demand is Gale’s data analytics tool for public libraries. The importance of data-driven campaigns One of […]