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Time for Voter Registration at your Library!

EveryLibrary is the national library partner for National Voter Registration Day on September 26th. I hope your library can be a local partner and help ensure that every American is registered to vote for election day on November 7th. Over the last 2 years, we have helped over 450 libraries across the country be a […]

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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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Two Big Wins for Libraries. Thanks to Your Support of EveryLibrary

This has been an outstanding week for libraries. We were able to win two major fights for libraries and ensure that community members were not denied access to their local library systems. You might remember the Christian County Campaign because we alerted you to the illegal tactics used by the opposition. Many of you responded […]

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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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Help Libraries Eliminate Barriers to Voting for 34 Million Americans

At EveryLibrary, we want to help libraries eliminate barriers to voting for over 34 million Americans with disabilities. National Disability Voter Registration Week is an annual campaign that is designed to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. I am extremely proud […]

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We Sent Hundreds of Librarians to Congress!

At EveryLibrary, we are proud to share our friends and colleagues with Congress through our fundraising campaign to send librarians to Congress. In this campaign we raised over $4,000 to send copies of Kyle Cassidy’s Book, This Is What A Librarian Looks Like, to hundreds of our members of Congress. I want to especially thank […]

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Webinar: Build Your Library’s Political Power

Libraries that are well connected to the community and local power structures are less likely to lose funding and are more likely to have the support of local politicians and win elections. But how does a library take advantage of the local power structures and build political capital? Patrick “PC” Sweeney will walk participants through […]

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Send Librarians to Congress

Federal funding for libraries would be eliminated in the proposed “Skinny Budget” from President Trump. Many of our elected representatives are unaware of the work that librarians do for millions of Americans every day. We need to show Congress that librarians are providing critical services for communities and teach Congress about the impact that librarians’ […]

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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 […]