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 the Fight Against Book Banners and Library Closures in Columbia County, WA

Democracy won and Justice prevailed! In the far southeast corner of Washington state, the county’s only public library was under attack. A small group of extremists tried and failed to ban 11 books whose themes were LGBTQ, anti-racism, and sexuality.  

Bridgerton Author Julia Quinn Named New National Ambassador For EveryLibrary

EveryLibrary and EveryLibrary Institute today announced the appointment of Julia Quinn as their first National Ambassador for 2023-2024. Quinn brings her stature as an award-winning, bestselling author to the fight against censorship.  

It's Carceral Banned Books Week!

Increasing literacy skills among incarcerated Americans reduces recidivism and helps them gain the skills they need to succeed in civilian life.

Virtual Event for PA Residents: "Beyond Book Bans"

Maybe you have started to hear rumors that extremists are asking the school board to ban certain books in your school district.Or maybe some books have already been banned where you are, and now they are trying to defund your public library.Or maybe certain books are disappearing from book displays at both your local library and the bookstore in town.These are all scenarios playing out across Pennsylvania as extremists continue their assault on intellectual freedom.

Introducing the Nation's Newest Library District

The library in Branson Missouri was set to close in 2024 but I'm thrilled to share that we helped it become the nation's newest Library District instead. Now, Library services for this part of Missouri - despite the issues with the Secretary of State - will continue to grow.

Let Books Live

EveryLibrary wants to thank the creators of "Let Books Live" a playful stop motion PSA created by a children’s book author and stop motion director to support the freedom to read. This video was created to be "stolen" and shared. Please feel free to download it, share it from its Vimeo link, and post it across your social media.

Welcoming Ashley Stewart

EveryLibrary is happy to announce that Ashley Stewart is joining us as our new Campaign Strategist. In this role, she will consult with public libraries on their funding or building ballot measures, local Vote Yes Committees on winning campaign strategies, and the occasional Vote No committee to oppose bad policies for libraries across America. 

Louisiana Library Association Commends EveryLibrary for Its Support

I am proud to share that the Louisiana Library Association board of directors presented EveryLibrary with a commendation, thanking us for our partnership and work supporting their libraries during their 2023 Annual Conference in Baton Rouge this week. It was a touching moment for me, and I am proud of our work.

Join us at #BossLibrarianPD 2023 for School Library Professional Development

Join us for #BossLibrarianPD2023, the best school library professional development, August 2 - 5. We're thrilled to be a sponsor and look forward to welcoming you at this free event.

EveryLibrary Endorses the Prison Libraries Act, an Important Step Towards Rehabilitation and Reintegration for Incarcerated Individuals

EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries, announces its endorsement of H.R. 2825, the Prison Libraries Act of 2023, a vital legislative proposal aimed at expanding library resources in U.S., state, and territory correctional facilities.