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Top 5 Library Stories of 2013 - Round-up

As we wind down 2013, we are reflecting in preparation for next year. 2013 was a big year that saw both challenges and successes. As far as Library Politics in the news well, there was a lot of it. That's what inspired this weekly roundup so that we could share the latest and greatest with you.


Lafourche Voted No, and it was Good

The results are in and the anti-library measure in Lafourche was defeated with 53% voting NO.  The library community is Lafourche has been through a tough campaign.


The Worst Library Election in the Country is This Saturday

The Lafourche Louisiana Parish Public Library is facing the most offensive opposition I’ve ever seen in a library election.


2013 Library Elections Deep Dive

At EveryLibrary, we think it is important to examine all library ballot measures, even the ones we are not directly involved in. We believe there is something to be learned from the big picture that can help us strategize for libraries on the local level.

2013 Library Elections - First Look

or many public libraries in the United States, Election Day 2013 was the single biggest fundraising day for a generation.  In small townships and major cities across the country, libraries asked voters about plans for new buildings, innovative services, updated collections and expanded access, or to renew the basic funding for libraries in their towns, cities, and counties.