News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

Delaware Legislative Candidates Support Libraries - November 2022 Election

The Delaware Library Association (DLA), with assistance from EveryLibrary, recently conducted a survey of all candidates running for seats in the Delaware General Assembly to gauge their support for school and public libraries. 

Supporting the Fight Against Book Banning in Livingston Parish

We are proud to support the community of Livingston Parish, Louisiana, who recently fought against a sweeping book ban policy and won!

Endorsing the Bicameral 2022 Banned Books Week Congressional Resolution

EveryLibrary joins dozens of library and free speech organizations in endorsing the 2022 Congressional Banned Books Week Resolution and urging the House and Senate to adopt it today. 

Library Advocacy and Funding Conference (LAFCON) 2022 Reframes Political Action and Organizing for Libraries

Over 500 Library leaders from around the world gathered online to learn and collaborate on effective advocacy and activism at LAFCON 2022. 

New Report from EL Institute on Voter Attitudes about Book Bans

A new poll from the EveryLibrary Institute has found that the overwhelming majority of voters strongly oppose book banning and, most significantly, that 75 percent of voters will consider book bans when voting for legislators in November.

Review of State Laws that Would Criminalize Librarianship 2021-22

The 2021-2022 state legislative sessions saw an alarming and unprecedented increase in the number of bills that would remove librarians, educators, or other bonafide professions from exemptions from prosecution under state obscenity laws.

Library Lens on Dismissal of Obscenity Suit Against B&N

It is heartening that the obscenity suit brought against Barnes and Noble was dismissed by the Court today in Virginia Beach, VA. The plaintiffs had attempted to weaponize the use of obscenity laws against books that included sexual content that does not fit their worldview. The court made the right decision in finding that these books do not meet the definition of obscenity under the law.

Statement on Patmos Library

The fight over books with LGBTQ Characters or by LGBTQ authors in the library in Ottawa County is ending with the defunding of the library.  

Censored Authors Speak - 4th of July Edition Archive

We were very proud to host an amazing conversation during "Censored Authors Speak: Fourth of July and the Freedom to Read" with our co-hosts We Need Diverse Books. The video is now available for on-demand viewing for free on our YouTube and Facebook channels. It was a powerful conversation and we invite you to join us. 

See You at ALA?

If you're attending the ALA conference in Washington DC this weekend we'd love to meet!