Big Win for McCall Library!

I'm very happy to share that donations from people like you have helped the McCall Library pass a bond to build a new library. We're grateful to you and our entire national network for supporting us as we supported libraries. The campaign was anything but easy, but this time the outcome was really spectacular.

I'm very happy to share that donations from people like you have helped the McCall Library pass a bond to build a new library. 

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We're grateful to you and our entire national network for supporting us as we supported libraries. The campaign was anything but easy, but this time the outcome was really spectacular.

“EveryLibrary’s expertise and knowledge of bond elections was always accurate and helpful in guiding us through the multiple stages of getting our bond passed for our new expanded library.”

Jacki Rubin, Chair of McCall Public Library Board of Trustees


A donation of just $5 helps build libraries in the United States.


Since 2016, the McCall Library has been working on a plan to replace its aging and undersized library. McCall is a resort town that welcomes tourists from all over the world and serves a smaller permanent population who need the library in the off-season. Their staff and board knew that without a better library building they couldn’t meet folks where they were at to help everyone in town grow and succeed. 

EveryLibrary is proud to support campaigns like the McCall Expansion through consultation, technical help, and direct campaign funds. EveryLibrary worked with local campaign volunteers to refocus their outreach efforts and to reach new voters. We are happy to say that it passed last month on their second try with 77% of the vote. 

“EveryLibrary helped us figure out the roles of the city, library foundation, and Yes committee that allowed us all to do our distinct roles effectively."

Bill Thomas, Chair of Vote Yes McCall Library Expansion Bond

EveryLibrary can only assist with library campaigns like this because we have supporters and donors like you. We never charge libraries or local committees for our work because we want to focus on what that library needs. Keeping our work free and pro-bono lets even the smallest library benefit from our experienced and seasoned campaign advice. 

If you want to see more wins like McCall happen for libraries, please be a part of our donor network. Since 2012, we have helped 117 libraries with their campaigns and won over 80% of the time. For every dollar we invest in these campaigns we return over $1,600 to the local library. That means a $10 donation can be turned into over $16,000 in direct library funding. 

It’s a tremendous thing to prepare libraries for the next generation in places like McCall. I invite you to donate and help us help libraries win on their Election Days. 

Sincerely,

John Chrastka
Executive Director

P.S. On June 16th, the Helen Plum Library in Lombard, IL. is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to begin work on their new library. It’s a much-delayed start to a project we helped them win back in late 2016. I’m looking forward to sharing pictures with you soon. 


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  • Patrick Sweeney
    published this page in News and Updates 2021-06-08 07:33:07 -0700