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AIR Interview – Amethyst “in progress” and an Interview with the Playwright

Erinn Batykefer, one of our 2019 Artist in Residence Producers, sat down with playwright Bandon Monokian for a conversation about what inspired and focused his residency developing amethyst., an original one-act play about the end of the world and the library that was built by the survivors.


AIR Interview – Amethyst “in progress” and an Interview with the Playwright

Erinn Batykefer, one of our 2019 Artist in Residence Producers, sat down with playwright Bandon Monokian for a conversation about what inspired and focused his residency developing amethyst., an original one-act play about the end of the world and the library that was built by the survivors.  amethyst. received its world premiere at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and its library premier at the Princeton Public Library in September 2019. Brandon and his production company Love Drunk Life have made an “in progress” version of amethyst. available for download.


Announcing Our Newest Fall 2019 Interns!

We're excited to announce our newest interns to help us support libraries across the country.


Announcing Fall 2019 Interns

We’re excited to announce our newest interns to help us support libraries across the country. These interns come from a wide range of backgrounds, academic programs, and specialties.


AIR Interview – VersAnnette and Community on a Shelf

VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia is the founder/owner of Soul Revival Healing Arts. As an EveryLibrary 2019 Artist in Residence, her residency will feature a series of large canvasses called “Community on a Shelf” that explore themes of healing and reconciliation for communities and individuals through libraries. She is an artist, author, advocate & facilitator. Known affectionately as ‘Verse’, her experience is a melting pot of intuitive healing, painting, writing poetry, public speaking, and helping others see creativity as a catalyst for ‘digging in’ to rediscover their own innate gifts. Her work will be on display at the Oak Park (IL) Public Library beginning Saturday, October 19th.


AIR2019 – Library Fun Facts by Rachal Duggan

Rachal Duggan's 2019 Artist in Residence Project "Fun Library Facts" captures some quirky funny, and engaging programs and services from one wonderful library in each of our great states and territories. Follow her whole #AIR2019 project on EveryLibrary's Instagram and Twitter feeds from September 16 to November 11th, 2019


Backing the Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019 (H.R. 3667 and S. 2070)

EveryLibrary is proud to join a coalition of national, state, and local partner organizations to urge Congress to pass the "Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019" (H.R. 3667 / S. 2070).  We are joining the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) coalition because summer is a critical time for children from all walks of life, but especially those in low-income households with low food security and limited access to learning options.


Backing the Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019 (H.R. 3667 and S. 2070)

EveryLibrary is proud to join a coalition of national, state, and local partner organizations to urge Congress to pass the “Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019” (H.R. 3667 / S. 2070). 


Fun Library Facts Project – Interview with 2019 AIR Rachal Duggan

Rachal Duggan is an illustrator who is all about storytelling and connection making. I first experienced Rachal’s work when she was an Artist in Residence with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library, and have enjoyed working with her and following her numerous illustration projects since. Here, we dive into Rachal’s relationship to libraries and her “Library Facts” series for her EveryLibrary residency. Enjoy! ~Laura Damon-Moore


The Political Librarian Moves to the EveryLibrary Institute

EveryLibrary was proud to launch and host The Political Librarian through Volume 4, Issue 1 (2018). With the 2019 issue, responsibility for and management of The Political Librarian has moved to our companion organization the EveryLibrary Institute.