EveryLibrary Backs “Library Revitalization Project” Committee in Hot Springs, MT
June 27, 2013
EveryLibrary today announces that we are backing the work of the Hot Springs, MT. ballot measure committee “The Library Revitalization Project” as they campaign for an August 13th, 2013 library election. Voters in Hot Springs are being asked to authorize a levy lift for the Preston Hot Springs Town County Library that would increase library funding by 12.36 mils, or $200,000. This new funding will allow the library to maintain services and staff in the face of budget cuts. EveryLibrary is supporting the committee's work with a $1,000.00 campaign donation to conduct voter outreach and Get Out the Vote work to several communities around the Flathead served by the library. We are also providing consultancy on the committee’s messaging, voter data analysis, and other campaign support.
"The library in Hot Springs is a community center, an educational partner, and a retail anchor in this area", says John Chrastka, EveryLibrary's Executive Director. "Taking a message to voters and residents across such a wide geographic region takes resources. We are happy to help fund the committee’s work.” If passed on August 13th, this authority would provide much needed stability to the library’s funding resource and allow them to continue to grow their technology services, programs, and collections for all ages.
“The Library Revitalization Project” Committee is locally organized as a ballot measure committee organized under Montana law. EveryLibrary is a politically active national organization dedicated to supporting local library ballot measures through capacity building, direct funding, and campaign consultancy. More about EveryLibrary can be found at www.everylibrary.org.