Posts by John Chrastka

Will You #votelibraries this November...

Regardless of what happens at the top of the ticket, we need you to get you involved in spreading the #votelibraries message! That’s because, this year, millions of Americans are also voting on hundreds of library ballot measures on Election Day and we can make a difference together.  We are proud that many of our […]

VoteLibrary Apparel Available Now!

America’s libraries are more important than ever. From small towns to big cities, libraries support community growth, education for all ages, new business development, and the joy of discovery in the 21st Century. VoteLibraries, an initiative of EveryLibrary, is your call-to-action in support of our libraries and the librarians who serve diverse communities. In June […]

Rapid Response for Library Campaigns ...

As we move into the November elections, we know two things about libraries on the ballot: Something is going to break, and break badly, for a few library campaigns; It is a very strange election year. I’m concerned personally and professionally about the way that some candidates are talking. It has become easy, again, to […]

Using #VoteLibraries to Communicate w...

I wanted to share a story with you about the East Fishkill Public Library and how they found our #votelibraries images online and used them in a recent successful library budget vote. While we’ve worked on dozens of other library campaigns this year, I hadn’t met East Fishkill’s director Gloria Goverman until after their October […]

VoteLibraries Images for Every Campai...

EveryLibrary’s mission is to build voter support for libraries. Last year, we took that a new level when we commissioned a series copyright free VoteLibraries posters and images for any library campaign to use. It’s a thrill to see VoteLibraries being used by library campaigns all across the country, especially in small communities without a lot […]

One Koch or Two: Why Library Advocacy...

Guest blog by Dustin Fife, Outreach Librarian at Utah Valley University; President of the Utah Library Association 2015-2016 The Koch Brothers, and their super PAC Americans for Prosperity, are targeting a library referendum with robocalls. They are calling for people to reject a well-planned library project that has been openly discussed and prepared in Plainfield, […]

Super Tuesday – #VoteLibraries

The top of the ticket matters on Super Tuesday. We’re talking about and voting on who will be the next President. It is on everyone’s mind and it is all over the news. It is a primary election. It is inherently partisan. It is a discussion of ideas and ideals, ideally. So why do we […]

#votelibraries New Hampshire

How healthy is our local democracy? Libraries are at the center of learning, business development, and community outcomes all across New Hampshire. Our libraries support a democratic exchange and engagement – but not just every 4 years for meeting the candidates. Day in and day out, New Hampshire libraries help our towns to come together and our citizens to […]