News and Updates

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

News and Updates

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

New Era for Niles-Maine Township Library

The Niles-Maine Township Library has gone through a very difficult and truly transformative period since the Spring 2021 trustee election that saw new board members start to dismantle the library from the inside. Their actions, including enacting a "temporary” hiring freeze and slashing the library's budget, have been detrimental to the library and the community it serves. The fight to safeguard the library was a long one - and was rather acrimonious at times.

Make this Independence Day Meaningful! Fight for the First Amendment

The attack on libraries and librarians has reached a fever pitch in the United States. We need our elected leaders to stand up against book bans!  

EveryLibrary In the News - April to June 2023

EveryLibrary has been in the news this spring with features, commentary, and reports about book bans, libraries on the ballot, and the role of librarians in America. Please enjoy this national and local news roundup from April to June 2023. 

Did you know we provide pro-bono campaign assistance to any library going to the voters?

Did you know that we provide pro-bono assistance to library campaigns and elections? Most recently, we were able to support the library levy in Great Falls, Montana.

Live Event Tonight - "97 - the Fight for the Freedom to Read" with Author Jodi Picoult

Join EveryLibrary tonight, Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 7 PM EDT, as we showcase the highly anticipated documentary, "97 - the Fight for the Freedom to Read" with author Jodi Picoult, three brave high school graduates from Beaufort fighting censorship and the team at Atomic Focus, the film's producer. 

New Report: Unpacking 2023 Legislation of Concern for Libraries

The recent wave of state legislation affecting libraries across the United States has been largely negative, with a focus on restricting access to certain materials, particularly those deemed harmful or inappropriate for minors.

Sign your library up for National Voter Registration Day!

Its that time of year again!  National Voter Registration Day will be held on September 19th 2023 so sign up your library to participate today! Last year we were able to sign up over 300 libraries to participate. This year we want to reach even more.

New eBook Bill Could Expand Reading in Massachusetts

Massachusetts libraries face a significant challenge 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.

A Win in Great Falls, MT

We're happy to share that the Great Falls Public Library levy passed with strong community support on the June 6, 2023 ballot. 

The playbook to fight against book bans!

We're proud to partner with GLAAD on this playbook to help communities fight against book bans that are uniquely targeting LGBTQ Americans.