Building Voter Support for Libraries in the United States
“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.”
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.
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Landmark Civil Rights Agreement Over Book Bans in Forsyth County (GA) Schools
EveryLibrary applauds the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights for pursuing an investigation of the Forsyth County School District in suburban Atlanta, GA. regarding Title IX and Title VI violations over book bans, censorship, and their impacts on minority students in the district.
Legislation of Concern in 2023
EveryLibrary is monitoring state legislation during the 2023-2024 session that would limit Americans' freedom to read and think for themselves. Of most concern are proposed laws that would allow for civil and criminal prosecution of librarians, educators, higher ed. faculty, and museum professionals.
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News eBook Bills Could Expand Access to Reading in Connecticut
Connecticut public libraries face a significant obstacle in providing ebooks and audiobooks for our communities. They can only license these ebooks and audiobooks rather than purchase them outright, which comes at a steep cost.
Monitoring State Legislation That Criminalizes Libraries, Schools, and Museums 2023
EveryLibrary is monitoring legislation during the 2023-2024 session that aims to change state obscenity and harmful to minors laws to allow for the prosecution of librarians, educators, college and university faculty, and museum professionals.
Reader’s Digest is now considered too extreme to read in Missouri.
In August of 2022, the Missouri State Senate was voting on legislation that would give more rights to survivors of sexual assault. Republicans in the state Senate seized the opportunity to force new language into the bill that arbitrarily banned educators from reading dozens of books to minors.
Idaho HB314 Veto Sustained
The Idaho House failed to overturn Gov. Brad Little's veto of HB314, the so-called "Children's School and Library Protection Act" of 2023. As the Governor noted in his veto message, the bill would have created a "bounty system" incentivizing people with $2,500 rewards to make allegations and challenges against books in libraries.
Sugar Grove Public Library Passes Operating Referendum with 67% of the Vote!
Last night, the Sugar Grove Public Library passed its operating levy with an overwhelming 67% of the vote. This is great news for the library and the SGPL community, which has been struggling with funding issues for some time.
EveryLibrary in the News 2023 - January to March
From stories about fighting book bans and censorship to our pro-bono support for libraries on the ballot to our efforts to advance the confirmation of the next Archivist of the United States in the Senate, EveryLibrary has been in the national and local news. We're offering this roundup from January to March 2023 for your review.