News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with EveryLibrary's work.

News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with EveryLibrary's work.

Read Our 2021 Annual Report

EveryLibrary is uniquely focused on helping local libraries during political and funding crises, and state or national library organizational partners reach and activate the public about budgetary, legislative, or regulatory issues. In 2021, we were working hard to help support the funding future of school libraries and public libraries across the country. 

A Win for the Whitesburg Library!

The Whitesburg Public Library in West Georgia was threatened with a 32 percent cut to the library budget by the City. If advocates hadn't acted quickly, this loss of funding would have resulted in the closure of the library since it violates the agreement with the County and results in an additional loss of $18,000 in County funds, as well as State funding!  We were proud to support the team of advocates on the ground with the digital and financial tools that helped them keep the library open.

Legislation of Concern

Politicians in state legislatures across the country have filed bills that are detrimental to our school libraries and public libraries. 

Thank You Book Riot and Donors!

We’re excited that we were able to close out 2021 with support from Book Riot through their matching donation campaign. They promised to match all donations up to $5,000 - and fans of Book Riot responded by making over $10,000 in small and large donations! That means that we were able to raise over $15,000 to help fund the fight against censorship in the United States.

EveryLibrary in the News - July to December 2021 Round-up

EveryLibrary was in the news throughout 2021 for our advocacy, direct action, and policy insights about public libraries, school libraries, and the future of library work. We're proud to round-up key stories to help connect you with our perspectives and activities.

Matching Donations With Bookriot!

In a year of relentless book challenges and successful censorship efforts across the United States, it's easy to feel hopeless, angry, helpless, and frustrated by political groups eager to restrict the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.   

Three Top 10 Stories of 2021

Publishers Weekly released their 2021 "Top Ten Library Stories" of the year, and we're proud to note that EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute are directly involved in three. 

A Win in New Orleans is a 20 Year Win for their Library

The New Orleans Public Library passed a renewal of their core funding millage this weekend with a 70% YES vote. This means that the library will have stable and secure funding and community members will be able to access their library for 20 years to come. 

Love Socks? Love Libraries?

We’re excited to partner with John’s Crazy Socks for our latest monthly donor incentive program! Through this partnership we're offering a pair of these great “I Love My Library” socks from the John’s Crazy Socks Company to the first 150 people who start a monthly donation of $5 of more before the end of the year. You'll be able to show off your support for libraries and literacy everywhere you go with these great socks!

Keeping the Public in Public Libraries

EveryLibrary is all about keeping the "public" in public libraries. That's why we were so happy to sponsor a recent episode of the Circulating Ideas podcast featuring a fascinating conversation with Donald Cohen, founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, about his new book "The Privatization of Everything".