Sign a Petition to Support Libraries Today

These petitions support libraries of all kinds and the political issues that concern them. Sign one today.

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.


Save Funding for American Tribal Libraries

On March 16, 2017, President Donald Trump released his Budget Blueprint for 2018, also known as the “America First” budget. This proposed budget eliminates funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS is a federal agency that provides critical support for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian libraries across the country. Tribal libraries are public libraries wit...


Save South Carolina Library Funding

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would have devastating effects on libraries in South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Library Association. The budget would eliminate funding for the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides funding to state libraries. South Carolina currently receives $2.5 million in funding per year from IMLS, which is used to supp...


Save Federal Funding for Libraries and School Libraries!

The 2018 federal budget is being negotiated right now and funding for libraries could be completely cut. President Trump and other Congressional leaders have targeted the only two nationwide library programs for complete elimination. Public libraries in every town, city, and county would be hit. All 50 state libraries and the amazing work they do supporting every library in your state would be ...


Don't Cut Connecticut Library Funding

The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) needs your help TODAY to save critical library resources and avert drastic short-term cuts that would create long-term problems for the people who need their libraries the most. Can you help them reach the state House and Senate to avert this crisis NOW? On June 26, Governor Malloy published his EXECUTIVE ORDER RESOURCE ALLOCATION PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2018....


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 ...


Save Funding For Mississippi Libraries

Cuts proposed in President Trump’s 2018 federal budget would have devastating effects on libraries in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Library Commission officials and analysts. The proposed budget would eliminate funding for the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides funding to state libraries. Mississippi currently receives $1.8 million in funding per...


Don't Cut Federal Funding for California Libraries

The state of California has over 1,100 public libraries and now it is in danger of losing significant federal funding. California libraries provide a wide array of services to the public that include services to veterans, summer reading, literacy programs, after-school help, career-building programs, and much more. A significant portion of these services and programs are partially or fully fund...


Don't Cut WA State Library Funding

The Washington State Library receives about half its funding from Olympia and the other half from a national library program called the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This federal library funding is under threat of elimination in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. Speaker Ryan has also targeted IMLS for complete shutdown in previous budgets. If our state library suddenly ...


Call Congress to Support IMLS

At EveryLibrary, we believe that any threatened cuts to funding for libraries and museums, arts, humanities, and cultural programs is a threat to all cultural institutions. President Trump has just released his "America First" budget that eliminates federal funding for all of the institutions that support these programs. These programs account for incredibly insignificant portion of the nationa...


Preserve Funding for the IMLS, NEH, NEA, and PBS

IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. President Trump has just released his "America First" budget that eliminates federal funding for all of the institutions that support these programs. Cutting this funding means that countless libraries will lose access to the grants that allow them to replace crumbling technology and infrastruct...


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...


Support Net Neutrality

We are extremely concerned about Ajit Pai’s plans to destroy Net Neutrality. The FCC will vote on Pai's plan on Dec. 14 and besides signing this petition, we need to throw everything we've got at this fight in the next three weeks. We’ve been working with our coalition partners on this project for the last 4 years and we’re proud to support these protests across the country, support the mobili...