Take Action to Support Libraries Today

Take to support libraries of all kinds and the political issues that concern them.

Digital petitions on the right platform can be one of the most powerful tools in a library advocate’s toolbox. In fact, we have seen an explosion in petition platforms across the Internet because a petition is a time-tested way to make change. At its simplest, a petition is a clear request to a decision maker, signed by many supporters. But, EveryLibrary’s petition platform for library causes is a little different.

Think of it this way: What if a government agency received thousands of emails from valued customers asking them to change a bad policy? One would hope that after seeing the emails and hearing from thousands of citizens, the politicians would change their minds. However, as we have seen, politicians have been less responsive to large petitions and some politicians ignore them outright. This is because most petition platforms do not engage their signers to take action. This is what’s known as slacktivism and this is how EveryLibrary petitions are different. We use petitions as the first step in advocacy for libraries and not the last.

EveryLibrary Petitions:

  • Ensure that library supporters have a voice in their communities
  • Collect signatures to deliver to politicians
  • Educate both the public and the politicians about library issues
  • Identify library supporters and activists in communities
  • Activate supporters to attend rallies, events, and take action for libraries

Signing and sharing EveryLibrary petitions ensure that libraries are given not only the signatures they need to fight for libraries, but the supporters and the activists they need as well. Please, sign and share our petitions today.

Your Petitions Backed By Our Platform.

If you'd like to get your petition on our platform, just submit a threat to libraries and we will work with you to make it happen and lend you our expertise, our reach, and our financial support to ensure that we make it as successful as possible. We are here to help you fight cuts to libraries.

The Last Library in Douglas County Just Closed

We're still fighting for Douglas County Libraries. If you believe, as we do, that closing libraries is devastating to communities then please sign this petition to add your name to the list of Americans who believe libraries should remain an integral part of every American Community. We need thousands of Americans to rally and come to the aid of communities like Douglas whose residents depend ...

Sign Up to Donate Books to Prison Libraries

My name is Jameson Rohrer, and I am the Senior Librarian for Centinela State Prison in Imperial, California, in Imperial County.  We are a library system that wants to aid those who are incarcerated not only to improve their literacy, but also aiding them in overcoming their educational and informational obstacles in order to assist them in becoming productive members of society once again.  Re...

Tell Politicians To Support Libraries

We are launching this petition to help you let your state and national representatives know that libraries continue to be an integral part of a healthy American community. Please take action by sending them an email today. We made it easy to send each of your representatives an email through this form. Simply enter your address and select the politician that you would like to email. You may res...

Don't Defund Macedon Library in New York

The Town Board in Macedon, NY is proposing to cut the requested allocation for the library funding by half. Anyone who cares about literacy, education for children, support for entrepreneurs, and a vibrant community should send an email today to fight against these cuts. If these budget cuts are approved, then many residents will be denied access to programming that many of our community’s resi...

Overturn the Vote!

On December 14th the FCC Commissioners voted 3-2 to eliminate longstanding net neutrality protections, reclassify internet service providers as ‘information services’ under Title I of the Communications Act, and ban states from enacting their own net neutrality protections. But we can still get Congress to stop this—by passing a "Resolution of Disapproval" to overturn the FCC vote. We can win. ...

Don't eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has introduced H.R. 4508 (115), a bill that would eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, along with other massive changes to student loans in this country. This federal loan forgiveness program allows librarians and other who work in low-income and disadvantaged communities (including rural, urban, and suburban) to have some of their student loans era...