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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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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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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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We’re Introducing 150 Congressmen and Women to Librarians

We are excited to announce that we are introducing 150 Congressmen and Women to 220 librarians! That’s because so many of you supported our crowdfunding campaign to educate members of Congress about the importance of libraries and librarians. In fact, thanks to people like you, we raised $3,500 to send 150 copies of the Kyle […]

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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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Support Libraries Across the Country for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 29th, you have an opportunity to take action to build voter support for libraries by making a contribution to the national PAC for libraries and helping to support these great institutions. We would love to see you to join the millions of other Americans who are making contributions to their favorite cause […]

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A Win Against Censorship and Book Banning in Virginia

When a politician in Virginia tried to meddle in the local school district and ban books from the local school while ridiculously threatening the jobs of the librarians, we put out a call to action and hundreds of people stood up against her. This week, our colleagues at VAASL (the Virginia Association of School Librarians) […]