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“The guidance EveryLibrary provided to staff and trustees on Information Only Campaigns, messaging, and the process was invaluable to us. All the more so because it was provided pro-bono. Their personal engagement helped allay fears and reassure us along the way, too. Thanks to EveryLibrary you for the great work you do for libraries.”

Jeannie Dilger, Executive Director, Palatine (IL) Public Library District

I am so unbelievably grateful for the help and support I was given by EveryLibrary. They got the word out at such a crucial point in the election, which is why our fight went national and then international.

Laura Sanders, Director, Lafourche Parish (LA) Public Library system

You and your team are doing great work and every librarian should be supporting EveryLibrary! I’ve made my contribution a recurring monthly donation and I wish you all the best. Thanks for the work that you’re doing and I am proud to put my support behind it!

Richard Huffine

Thanks for providing the vision and the leadership to create this incredibly valuable resource for libraries across the United States. Libraries have a long history of collaboration and cooperation in the development of services for our communities, and it’s time we stand together in the political arena as well. Cheers.

Derek Wolfgram

The smartest thing I did with this campaign was to contact you and ask for your help!!!! It was a pleasure working with EveryLibrary. You were a GREAT support!

Brenda Crider, Director, Bucyrus Public Library

News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with EveryLibrary's work.

Join the Social Video Rally to Save IMLS Funding

Once again, the president’s budget proposes permanent elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) To fight this, we need your help! We want the president and Congress to hear directly from librarians and library supporters about the value IMLS funding provides libraries and the communities they serve. 

PRESS RELEASE: EveryLibrary Statement on Proposed Cuts to IMLS.

EveryLibrary Encourages Voters to Rally Against Deep Federal Budget Cuts Impacting Local Libraries President Trump's budget proposals could shut down the Institute of Museum and Library Services, but EveryLibrary is committed to helping libraries and museums thrive

Annual Report: National Partnerships to Support Libraries

Throughout 2019 we were able to join a multitude of coalitions and partnerships to advance the role of libraries in the United States.

Annual Report: Activism for School Libraries

Across the country, threats to school library programs and school librarianship are well known and ongoing.

Annual Report: SaveIMLS and the Fight for Federal Funding in 2019

Back in March 2019, President Trump’s FY2020 Budget proposal targeted the only federal library programs for complete elimination. That was the third year the president’s budget called for the total shutdown of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). And we don't see it being any different in 2020 either. 

Annual Report: State Legislative Advocacy and Funding for Libraries

EveryLibrary always works to help the legitimate library stakeholder amplify its own agenda and voice.

Annual Report: Direct Political Action

In 2019, EveryLibrary helped dozens of libraries safeguard their funding from local threats through direct political actions and lobbying activities or through behind-the-scenes supports for leaders and activists as they campaigned for their libraries.

Annual Report: Public Library Elections

EveryLibrary was proud to work with 14 library communities on their ballot measures in 2019.

Annual Report: Libraries 2020 Launch

On December 3, EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute announced the launch of the Libraries 2020 campaign, a first of its kind nationwide voter engagement campaign for libraries. Using modern, advanced voter engagement strategies, the Libraries 2020 campaign will build political power, lasting public engagement, and true voter support for library funding across the country. This campaign brings the skills, competencies, and successes of both EveryLibrary, the only national political action committee for libraries, and the EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit library think tank focused on the future of library funding.

Thank Our Corporate Sponsors At ALAMW20

We would love to take a moment and ask you to thank all of our 2019 corporate sponsors when you see them at ALAMW. With their donations we were able to provide pro-bono support for library campaigns and take action on dozens of library funding initiatives bringing in over 300 million dollars in new funding to the library industry. This new funding will allow dozens of libraries to keep their doors open and better serve their communities. For a full list of EveryLibrary’s corporate and vendor sponsors, or to find out how to become a corporate sponsor, just click here.