News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

A Win in Louisiana for Independent Library Boards and Free Association

We are happy to share that two bad bills in Louisiana have been "involuntarily deferred" by the legislature and won't return this session. HB946, which would have eliminated independent public library boards, and HB777, which would have prohibited librarians from joining the ALA, are both dead bills.

A Milestone in Library Advocacy: Rebekah Cummings Runs for Lt. Governor of Utah

At EveryLibrary, we are thrilled to witness a historic moment in the intersection of librarianship and public service. For the first time to our knowledge, a librarian, Rebekah Cummings, is running for the office of Lt. Governor on a major party ticket in the United States. 

Southington CT Library Expansion Comes to Life

In November 2021, EveryLibrary celebrated passing a multi-million dollar building bond to expand the Southington, CT, library.

Stand Together for Libraries and Every Reader: May 3, 2024, Freedom to Learn Day of Action

Libraries serve as the anchor of our communities, campuses, and schools. Librarians safeguard the free flow of information and build collections with where everyone’s stories matter. Yet these strongholds of freedom face unprecedented challenges as efforts to censor voices and stories and people continue to intensify around the country. This May 3, 2024, we call upon you to join the Freedom to Learn National Day of Action to champion the freedom to learn and the essential role of libraries in counteracting censorship.

Another Win Against Book Bans in Washoe County, Nevada!

Washoe County, Nevada, has emerged as a battleground in the national fight over freedom of expression in libraries. A relatively small yet highly vocal faction launched an effort aimed at removing books they consider objectionable from the public — specifically, those containing LGBTQ+ content, themes of racial diversity, and other topics. This move to ban books was met with a robust response from the community, and EveryLibrary was there to help with our “Fight for the First'' initiative. 

Statement from EveryLibrary on the Cancellation of Author Maulik Pancholy’s visit to Mountain View Middle School

EveryLibrary stands with the parents and students and staff of Mountain View Middle School and the larger Cumberland Valley (PA) school district in expressing disappointment and concern in the recent decision by their school board to cancel the visit of author Maulik Pancholy.

How Your Donations Shape the National Conversation on Library Legislation

Your donor support has positioned EveryLibrary as a crucial source for leading news outlets, including The Washington Post and AP News, offering them up-to-date, detailed information on state-level library legislation.

Register your library for National Voter Registration Day!

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nonpartisan national civic holiday that was created to bring broad awareness of voter registration and help Americans get ready to vote in November.

Pro-Library Legislation in 2024

EveryLibrary is monitoring legislation during the 2024 session that supports libraries, librarians, and Americans' freedom to read and think for themselves.

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.