News and Updates

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News and Updates

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

EveryLibrary 2023 Impact Report: Answering Unprecedented Challenges for Libraries and Librarians

In 2023, EveryLibrary continued to uphold our decade long commitment to libraries and librarians. Since its inception in 2012, EveryLibrary has been dedicated to securing better funding and policies for libraries, with notable achievements such as the launch of the Save School Librarians initiative in 2017. This year, EveryLibrary took bold steps to address the ongoing book ban crisis and solidify its position as a leader in library advocacy.

Legislation of Concern in 2024

EveryLibrary is monitoring state legislation during the 2024 session that would limit Americans' freedom to read and think for themselves. Of most concern are proposed laws that would allow for criminal prosecution of librarians, educators, higher ed. faculty, and museum professionals.

Bridgerton Author, Julia Quinn, Asks You to Support EveryLibrary's Fight Against Book Bans

As Ambassador for EveryLibrary, and as an author, I am reaching out to ask you to make an end of the year gift in support of their work on behalf of libraries.

EveryLibrary in the News 2023 - July to December

EveryLibrary is proud to be go-to source for reporters and editors to get accurate information, useful insights, and relevant commentary about library funding, book bans, public policy, and legislation in 2023. 

Notable in 2023 - Thanks to Publisher's Weekly for Recognizing Our Work for Libraries

Publishers Weekly announced their 2023 Notables list of individuals and organizations who made a difference for libraries this year. It is wonderful to share that John Chrastka, the founder and executive director of EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute, was recognized as a notable library leader.

The Top Five Must-Read Stories about Librarians from 2023

Most articles and publications from library organizations are designed to speak to librarians. While there is value in librarians talking to each other, our Medium articles are designed to do something that no one else in libraries is doing: we are talking to Americans about libraries. Our donors have helped us to do that -- and we allow and encourage libraries across the country to repurpose our content to help build local support by affixing a Creative Commons License to the end of each story we publish. EveryLibrary has published 703 stories on Medium since 2017, with 212 articles published this year alone at a rate of three stories every week.

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The well-funded organizations who are fighting to ban books, defund libraries, and legislate libraries away can reach millions of Americans every day on their social media networks.

EveryLibrary Is Proud to Provide Support to the Texas Freedom to Read Project

EveryLibrary works to support communities who are fighting against book bans and censorship by providing a wide range of pro-bono tools, data, funding and training. We previously provided the Florida Freedom To Read Project with a sophisticated website built on the NationBuilder platform. Now, we are excited to provide the same tools to a group of advocates in Texas who are fighting against censorship in school and public libraries across the state. This group is called the Texas Freedom to Read Project and you can visit their website at txftrp.org and sign their petition to get involved. We are also providing them with many of the tools and resources that they need to win! See their press release below for more information.

Winning Against Book Bans in Douglas County, CO

We were proud to support the Douglas County Freadom Defenders in their win against book bans. 

Oppose the Change to Montana Public Library Standards

The Montana Library Commission is considering drastic and unnecessary changes to state Public Library Standards. EveryLibrary is supporting the Montana Library Association's urgent request that library stakeholders and advocates file "public comment" opposing these changes by December 1, 2023.