News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

We built the tools your community needs to fight against book bans.

We're building the tools that communities need to fight against book bans. And they're winning.

News eBook Bills Could Expand Access to Reading in Connecticut

Connecticut public libraries face a significant obstacle in providing ebooks and audiobooks for our communities. They can only license these ebooks and audiobooks rather than purchase them outright, which comes at a steep cost.

Monitoring State Legislation That Criminalizes Libraries, Schools, and Museums 2023

EveryLibrary is monitoring legislation during the 2023-2024 session that aims to change state obscenity and harmful to minors laws to allow for the prosecution of librarians, educators, college and university faculty, and museum professionals. 

Reader’s Digest is now considered too extreme to read in Missouri.

In August of 2022, the Missouri State Senate was voting on legislation that would give more rights to survivors of sexual assault. Republicans in the state Senate seized the opportunity to force new language into the bill that arbitrarily banned educators from reading dozens of books to minors.

Idaho HB314 Veto Sustained

The Idaho House failed to overturn Gov. Brad Little's veto of HB314, the so-called "Children's School and Library Protection Act" of 2023. As the Governor noted in his veto message, the bill would have created a "bounty system" incentivizing people with $2,500 rewards to make allegations and challenges against books in libraries.

Sugar Grove Public Library Passes Operating Referendum with 67% of the Vote!

Last night, the Sugar Grove Public Library passed its operating levy with an overwhelming 67% of the vote. This is great news for the library and the SGPL community, which has been struggling with funding issues for some time.

EveryLibrary in the News 2023 - January to March

From stories about fighting book bans and censorship to our pro-bono support for libraries on the ballot to our efforts to advance the confirmation of the next Archivist of the United States in the Senate, EveryLibrary has been in the national and local news. We're offering this roundup from January to March 2023 for your review. 

Standing Strong in St. Tammany Parish

Thanks to a dedicated group of anti-censorship champions known as the St. Tammany Library Alliance, the board of control for the St. Tammany Library in Louisiana recently made headlines for its decision to keep challenged books on the shelves. 

Statement on Internet Archive Ruling

The Internet Archive suffered a setback in its ongoing work to provide free access to knowledge to people around the world. The nonprofit library lost a lawsuit brought against it by several major publishing companies over the practice of "controlled digital lending" (CDL) and the National Emergency Library it ran during the depths of the COVID shutdowns in mid-2020.

Long Ridge Action Fund Renews Support for EveryLibrary in Protecting First Amendment Rights in Libraries

Long Ridge Action Fund, a leading philanthropic organization committed to supporting social justice and civic engagement initiatives, announced today that it is renewing its funding commitment to EveryLibrary, the national political action committee, to aid its work defending the First Amendment and the right to libraries in the United States.