EveryLibrary in the News 2022 - July to December
EveryLibrary is proud to have been featured frequently in the news during the second half of 2022 for our work supporting libraries and librarians as they face some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Part of our mission is to reach out to the news media, public opinion writers, and public policy commentators to actively engage the issues we believe in. From stories about our responses to book bans and challenges to features about the success of school library initiatives to being recognized among the top stories of the year, we are proud to be in the public sphere fighting for what we believe in.
Please enjoy this rundown of news stories between July and December 2022 that featured EveryLibrary's work on the issues. You can view stories about our non-profit companion organization the EveryLibrary Institute on that site as well.
July to December 2022 Stories and Features
Some states are changing the laws that govern community libraries
Oregon Public Broadcasting | 23 June 2022
Chattanooga activist group started a national movement for students' rights
Chattanooga Free Press | 27 June 2022
Library Board Appointment Sparks Backlash
Flathead Beacon | July 1, 2022
With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack
New York Times | 6 July 2022
The right in the US has a new bogeyman: libraries
The Guardian | 27 July 2022
Just Where Are We Heading
Public Libraries Online | August 2022
This Town Voted To Defund its Public Library After it Included LGBTQ+ Books
Vice | 8 August 2022
EveryLibrary, Delaware Library Association praise passage of media literacy bill
Coastal Point | 9 August 2022
As Book Banning Increases, Librarians Are Banding Together to Fight Back
Readers Digest | 17 August 2022
Students lose access to books amid ‘state-sponsored purging of ideas’
Washington Post | 17 August 2022
“Area schools remove books under new law that is unlikely to be enforced"
St. Louis Dispatch | 20 August 2022
Back to School, Back to Fighting Far-Right Attacks on Education
People for The American Way | 25 August 2022
Judge Tosses Virginia Obscenity Cases, Declares State Law Unconstitutional
Publisher’s Weekly | 30 August 2022
West Michigan library fights back
Stateside - Michigan Radio | 7 September 2022
Censorship wars: Why have several communities voted to defund their public libraries?
On Point from WBUR | 8 Sept 2022
Playing Catch-Up to the Censors, the Fight for the Freedom to Read Needs a Grassroots Revolution
School Library Journal | 19 September 2022
Cities and towns across California only get the libraries they can afford
Ed Source | 20 September 2022
‘We’ve moved backwards’: US librarians face unprecedented attacks amid rightwing book bans
The Guardian | 20 September 2022
An explosion of culture-war laws is changing schools. Here’s how.
Washington Post | 18 October 2022
Missouri Proposes New ‘Protection of Minors’ Rule for Libraries
Publishers Weekly | 20 October 2022
DC Shouldn’t Defund School Librarians
DC Line | 28 November 2022
Why Are Some Parents Trying to Take School Library Databases Offline?
Ed Surge | 1 December 2022
Final Passage of S588/A4169 Information Literacy Bill
NJ Insider | 13 December 2022
Hundreds Mobilize Against Censorship in St. Tammany Parish
NOLA.com | 13 December 2022
Top Ten Library Stories of the Year
Publishers Weekly | 14 December 2022
PW’s 2022 People of the Year: The Defenders
Publishers Weekly | 16 December 2022