Posts in category Take Action for Libraries

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 […]

Missouri Libraries Budget Slashed by ...

Things got bad again for Missouri libraries in FY 2015 – 2016: MO 2016 Budget Drops Aid to Libraries Almost 80 Percent by Bob Warburton, May 11, 2015 Difficult budget decisions, including probable cuts, await libraries throughout Missouri after the legislature drastically slashed state aid in two critical areas as part of a $26 billion 2016 […]

Rally It – 24-Hour Read-In Save...

From our Friends at Urban Librarians Unite – The 2014 Read-In will take place from 4 p.m to 4 p.m., June 7th and 8th, in front of the Central Library in Grand Army Plaza. You’re welcome to wander by and listen, but wouldn’t you like to grab 15 minutes of microphone for yourself? Sign up […]

Tweet It – Invest in Libraries

New York City’s libraries are facing a $1.1 billion maintenance crisis caused by a chronic lack of capital funding for libraries. A new report, “Restore $65 Million to NYC Libraries,” details the need for increased operating funding, and includes testimonials from everyday New Yorkers about how essential libraries are to their lives. There are 37 million reasons […]

Walk It – Rally to Save CT Libr...

From the Connecticut Library Consortium – Connecticut libraries are reeling from the news that the governor’s recent budget proposes to eliminate all state funding for Cooperating Library Service Units (CLC) as well as funding for Connecticard, Grants to Public Libraries, and more. In addition, there is a proposal to eliminate the state statutes that authorize […]

Do it – National Library Legisl...

National Library Legislative Day is May 4 and 5, 2015.  It’s a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to champion national library funding. National Library Legislative Day also includes a virtual advocacy component for library supporters who cannot attend the Washington […]

Sign It – Save Missouri Librari...

April 10, 2015  – The State Legislature in Missouri is debating a cut in library funding to the tune of $6 million per year. This could cause cutbacks to library collections, services and staff that will be felt by citizens all across the state. Some library locations may have to restrict hours or close entirely…. […]