THIS Is Why We Are 5K-ing For the Future of Libraries

Registration for 5K Your Way For Libraries is open!

Join EveryLibrary as we raise $50,000 to ensure stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come on September 26 -October 2, 2021.

EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries. We are chartered “to promote public, school, and college libraries by advocating in support of public funding for libraries and building public awareness of public funding initiatives." 

Our primary work is to support local public libraries when they have a referendum or measure on the ballot, to support school librarians in crisis through our initiative, and to build a national network of Americans who will take action to create a better future for library funding at all levels of government. In each campaign, EveryLibrary always engages with the local library community to determine how we can most effectively support them.

We do all of this—and more—to ensure libraries are a part of our future. Libraries are much more than a place that holds books. Libraries support:

*Literacy: Libraries strengthen the literacy of my community, promoting life-long learning.   *Health: Libraries are an accurate and trusted source for health information, and support for physical and mental health through programming.
*Immigration: Libraries support new arrivals.   *Social Infrastructure: Libraries promote powerful social connections and strong neighborhoods.
*STEM: Libraries offer opportunities for STEM learning for kids (robotics, coding, VR, etc.).   *Entrepreneurship: Libraries uplift small business incubations, artistic works, and Maker Labs.
*Civic Engagement: Libraries strengthen the civic fabric by being a trusted space for civic conversations.   *Social Services: Libraries connect people to life-saving social services through local partnerships and referrals.
*Teen Spaces: Libraries host a safe space for the academic and social development of young people.   *24/7 Access: Libraries provide equitable access to ebooks, e-audiobooks, and research databases.


We need to work together to save libraries across our country. That is why we are hosting our first 5K Your Way For Libraries!  


EveryLibrary needs your support to continue the important work we have been doing for libraries and librarians for the last 9 years. From Sept. 26–Oct. 2, 2021 join library supporters around the country as they participate in EveryLibrary's first 5K Your Way For Libraries. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to ensure EveryLibrary can continue our library-saving work. Here’s how you can help:

Form a Team: Become a team leader, invite your friends and family to join your team, and start fundraising!
Join a Team: Join an existing team, get moving, and ask others to support you with a donation.
Join as an Individual: Sign up as an individual, do your thing, and raise some money!
Donate: Make a donation to ensure EveryLibrary can continue to help libraries in crisis across the country. 

Registration info:
$15 General Registration
$30 Registration + 1 pair of 5K Your Way For Libraries custom John's Crazy Socks*

Join the 5K Your Way For Libraries Facebook Event Group to stay up to date on what others are doing. Share how you will 5K. Ask questions and share success stories!

Don't forget to join us on Sunday, September 26th at 3 pm EST for our Facebook Live event to kick-off event week!

Thank you for supporting EveryLibrary’s mission to ensure stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come! 

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

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*Please allow 8 weeks for the delivery of your 5K Your Way For Libraries custom John's Crazy Socks. The socks will be delivered to the address that you register with.

You may also donate by check or money order (US Funds only) made out to:

P.O. Box 406
45 E. Burlington St.
Riverside, IL 60546

Or donate via ActBlue
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EveryLibrary is a registered 501(c)4 organization (FEIN 46-1534149). We invite you to check up on us before donating by finding out more about us on Guidestar, the most trusted guide to non-profits on the Internet.