News and Updates
The COVID-19 public health emergency has had major financial impacts across the country, including our schools and school libraries.
It is crucial that we support our local school librarians with the funds they need so they can focus on what they do best – teaching our nation’s children and helping them flourish into thoughtful, independent adults.
That's why we're asking you to sign the petition to support H.R. 8691
What if every member of Congress read the same book?
What if that book was about libraries?
Let’s teach our political leaders how important libraries are to people like you by sending the book, “Inspiring Library Stories,” to every member of Congress. Every $20 we raise sends one book to one person in Congress.
EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries, is releasing preliminary results from 37 local ballot measures and referendums for public libraries across the country. While all results are uncertified as of today, EveryLibrary is happy to report that 28 measures for libraries were approved by voters in 17 states. As of now, 3 library measures failed and 6 additional questions are too soon to call. This includes at least $728 million in bonds for new construction and renovation of library buildings and hundreds of millions of dollars in operating levies for collections, programs, and staffing.
Did you know that you can buy masks that help protect your community and also help support libraries across the United States?
Right now we are offering two different masks and two ways to help us support libraries so just take your pick!
Throughout the last 7 years, EveryLibrary has maintained national data on library ballot initiatives. This year is no different but we’d love to ask for your help.
EveryLibrary, the non-profit organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries and advocating in support of public funding for libraries, is announcing a call for donations to aid libraries on the ballot this election cycle.
Earlier this week, library leaders from around the world gathered online to learn and collaborate on effective advocacy and funding techniques beyond standard storytelling methods participating in the Library Advocacy and Funding Virtual Conference, on September 14th-September 16th. All presenters were hand-selected from some of the largest campaigns, advocacy groups, fundraising organizations, and large corporations to deliver new ideas, strategies and tactics for rebuilding support for library funding.
It is vitally important that the Post Office be properly funded and fully supported in order for libraries to deliver literacy and reading into every corner of our country.
We are committed to building a more vibrant and robust library advocacy ecosystem here and abroad. As part of that commitment, we are sharing 25% of the proceeds from all registrations with the state library association (for US registrants) or national library association (for international registrants).
EveryLibrary is proud to support H.R. 7432, the "Don’t Block LGBTQ Act of 2020" to allow access in libraries and schools to LGBTQ health, legal, news, and civil rights information while protecting minors from harmful content.