When we started EveryLibrary
, our mission was clear: build voter support for libraries. Since 2013, we have helped 36 libraries
fight the good fight for funding on their Election Days and we have helped dozens of other libraries through our petitions
and political action
. We have another 15 libraries on the ballot between now and November 8th and many others who are fighting against bad legislation and politicians who want to defund them
. But planning to win is exactly what we like doing every day as a 501(c)4 and the first national Political Action Committee for libraries.
We do this work because we know how libraries matter to all ages and abilities. We want to live in an America with libraries at the center of community life with educational and entertaining programs and services for people of all ages and walks of life. We also know how librarians matter to the people they serve. We want an America where everyone can turn to their librarian for resources they need, answers they want, and a more literate and democratic society.
“EveryLibrary is an organization that is truly making a difference for libraries and for those who depend on them.” – Pat Partovi, former Director, Spokane (WA) Public Library. February 5, 2013 measure to add $1.6 mil per year for 5 years
We know that you share these values with us because you've taken a principled stand for libraries and librarians before through one of our pledges
. But if you want to see more libraries win the stable funding they need to serve their communities, take the next step and become an EveryLibrary donor today. EveryLibrary works in red states and blue states, in small towns and big cities, to help libraries win the funding they need to serve their communities for the next generation. We're proud of this work. With your support we'll be even more effective.
Thanks for taking the next step and donating today.