News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

It's People Like You

In Louisiana, an amazing group of library activists across several Parishes worked tirelessly to lobby the legislature to defeat six anti-library bills this session.

I Was On a Podcast Earlier This Month

Earlier this month, I was on a podcast discussing library legislative fights around the country. The host asked me, “What keeps you up at night?”

EveryLibrary in the News 2024 - January to June

The first half of 2024 has been a period of intense activity for EveryLibrary. Numerous news outlets have covered our initiatives, anti-censorship campaigns, and our involvement in broader issues facing libraries today. From legislative trackers and advocacy efforts to fighting book bans and promoting library funding, our work has been featured across a wide range of media.

EveryLibrary Live with Drinks in the Library: Engaging Author Discussions Throughout June

Join EveryLibrary and our spectacular co-host, Gigi Howard, from the new hit podcast Drinks in the Library, for a series of engaging live author chats in June. These events will be broadcast live on EveryLibrary’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Statement in Support of Dismissed St. Tammany Library Trustees in Lawsuit Against the Parish

We believe they are right to seek an injunction and restraining order to prevent the unjust removal from their legally appointed positions on the St. Tammany Library Board. We urge the U.S. District Court judge for Eastern Louisiana to issue a ruling before June 1, when the new, otherwise illegally appointed members would be seated.  

The Long Wait to Restore the First Amendment in Llano County Libraries

In April 2022, a group of seven patrons from the Llano County Library System in Texas filed a lawsuit against the county commissioners, the library system director, and advisory board members, alleging First Amendment violations.

The Book Stays at North Hunterdon High

In a significant victory for free speech and academic freedom, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District in New Jersey voted to retain the book "Let's Talk About It" in their high school library. 

Texas Voters Move a Step in the Right Direction During the May 4th Election

The results from local elections held statewide in Texas on Saturday, May 4 show losses by extremist candidates advocating for the banning of books.

EveryLibrary Supports Plaintiffs in Autauga-Prattville Lawsuit Against Discriminatory Library Policies

Filed by Read Freely Alabama, the Alabama Library Association, and a group of local families, this lawsuit addresses the board's discriminatory policies that unjustly restrict the acquisition and retention of a broad spectrum of books, particularly for minors and featuring LGBTQIA+ themes, authors, and identities.

Welcoming Camp, Paquette, and Shableski to the EveryLibrary Board

EveryLibrary announces the addition of three outstanding individuals to our Board of Directors. These accomplished professionals bring a wide range of expertise but share a commitment to supporting libraries and advancing our mission.