Library Advocacy, Measureable Results

The results of our work speak for themselves. That’s because the work we’ve done has returned over $1,600 to libraries for every $1 donated.

As the nation’s first and only political action committee for libraries, we’re proud that our donors and supporters can measure our success in real numbers and results.

EveryLibrary launched in 2012 as the only national 501c4 for libraries with the grassroots support of a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Since then we have accomplished a lot together. Just look at the results!

  1. Libraries Winning At the Ballot Box: 
    We have provided pro-bono support and direct funding to almost 120 library ballot initiatives helping those libraries win over 1.3 billion dollars in local funding.

  2. Fighting for School Librarians:
    We have worked hand-in-hand with over 60 school libraries to help them fight to keep their doors open to students through direct action, funding, and support.

  3. Fighting Library Closures and Defunding:
    We have fought against dozens of defunding issues and helped turn the tide against local, state, and federal government agencies trying to shutter or defund public libraries.

  4. Fighting for Good Legislation:
    We have provided pro-bono tools, data, and resources to many states who are struggling to fight against bad legislation or to those that are fighting to enact pro-active legislation.



The results of our work speak for themselves.

That’s because the work we’ve done has returned over $1,600 to libraries for every $1 donated.

That means that we can convert a monthly donation of just $5 into almost $100,000 in local library funding.

That’s money that libraries will use to hire and pay staff, and keep their doors open to the public.

Your donations are what allow us to provide pro-bono support for libraries in crisis and on election day and we’re proud that we are one of the few organizations that can show real and measurable results for our activities.

Please consider starting a monthly donation today at just $5 a month and help fund the fight for America’s libraries.



You can read more about our work in our Annual Report or visit our full website at

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