News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

Good Bills We’re Following this Session

At EveryLibrary we don’t just pay attention to the bills that harm our industry; we also track and support the good ones. Legislators across the country have filed bills promoting digital equity and media literacy programs. We support legislation that will increase access to technology and help students learn how to critically consume media.

Wyoming Libraries Launch New Statewide Advocacy Program

Wyoming Library Association and EveryLibrary to create new public-facing advocacy and outreach campaigns to identify, cultivate, and activate new support.

FY2022 Omnibus Budget Passed with Increases for L.A.M.

Yesterday, Congress has passed the FY 2022 omnibus budget bill with level-funding for LSTA, the program that funds grants to state libraries. IMLS overall saw an increase for museums and that should be celebrated. Congress knows IMLS is libraries and museums, not or.

We are Buying Everyone a Drink in PDX

Congratulations again on being named Librarian of the Year for 2022 alongside all of your marvelous colleagues. In celebration, EveryLibrary wants to buy you a drink during PLA in Portland. You earned it and it is the least we can do to say Thank You.

How are We Fighting Against Book Banning?

As we continue to see attacks on the freedom to read across the country, EveryLibrary is working with dozens of local activists and organizations to give them the resources they need to fight back.

Furries Are Fighting for Libraries and Library Boards May Be Faking Book Challenges

In the last few weeks we've seen dozens of new attacks on libraries. We're working on quite a few of them. Luckily, we have found just as many new allies to help fight for libraries. From furries to suburban women, Americans are rallying to fight for libraries and their right to access information.

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.

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.