News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

The Top Five Must-Read Stories about Librarians from 2023

Most articles and publications from library organizations are designed to speak to librarians. While there is value in librarians talking to each other, our Medium articles are designed to do something that no one else in libraries is doing: we are talking to Americans about libraries. Our donors have helped us to do that -- and we allow and encourage libraries across the country to repurpose our content to help build local support by affixing a Creative Commons License to the end of each story we publish. EveryLibrary has published 703 stories on Medium since 2017, with 212 articles published this year alone at a rate of three stories every week.

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The well-funded organizations who are fighting to ban books, defund libraries, and legislate libraries away can reach millions of Americans every day on their social media networks.

EveryLibrary Is Proud to Provide Support to the Texas Freedom to Read Project

EveryLibrary works to support communities who are fighting against book bans and censorship by providing a wide range of pro-bono tools, data, funding and training. We previously provided the Florida Freedom To Read Project with a sophisticated website built on the NationBuilder platform. Now, we are excited to provide the same tools to a group of advocates in Texas who are fighting against censorship in school and public libraries across the state. This group is called the Texas Freedom to Read Project and you can visit their website at txftrp.org and sign their petition to get involved. We are also providing them with many of the tools and resources that they need to win! See their press release below for more information.

Winning Against Book Bans in Douglas County, CO

We were proud to support the Douglas County Freadom Defenders in their win against book bans. 

Oppose the Change to Montana Public Library Standards

The Montana Library Commission is considering drastic and unnecessary changes to state Public Library Standards. EveryLibrary is supporting the Montana Library Association's urgent request that library stakeholders and advocates file "public comment" opposing these changes by December 1, 2023. 

Another win against book banners in Marathon County!

The Marathon County Public Library has been under attack for weeks after Supervisor David Baker proposed an Amendment to dismantle the library system. In response to this threat, the Marathon County Public Library Alliance launched a petition on our Fight for the First petition platform, urging supervisors not to defund the library.

Election Night 2023 Library Wrap-Up

EveryLibrary tracked over 60 local library elections, annual budget votes, and statewide ballot measures that impacted libraries on the Tuesday, November 7, 2023 ballots across nine states. Voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of libraries.

Submit a letter to the editor against book bans to your local paper

It only take a few minutes to write and submit a letter to the editor against book bans with our new tool!

What if Every Political Party Stood Against Book Bans?

What if political parties added resolutions against book bans to their national platforms? We have working to secure endorsements from all national political parties about the right to read in libraries during their fall 2023 party conventions.

EveryLibrary in the News During Banned Books Week!

EveryLibrary was proud to be in the news throughout Banned Books Week, 2023. If you missed any of our media, you can take a look at them here and share them on your social media!