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Libraries Make Money for Your Communi...

You might have heard people claim that public libraries are good for the economy, and that they make good use of taxpayer dollars. Sounds like a great soundbite, right? But it’s more than that—it’s a fact that’s been proven time and again by serious economic studies. Let me share just a few: Johnson County (Kan.) […]

Libraries Provide a Place of Learning...

Having a resource for education is essential to every community. Schools are probably the first thing you think of, but libraries should jump in your mind simultaneously. Libraries not only provide Internet access, wifi, and countless print resources and electronic databases, but also an active place of learning to anyone of any cultural, religious, or […]

Vote for Libraries Because Libraries ...

The War Ink virtual exhibit is a partnership between the Contra Costa County Library, a collective of California’s major library systems, and Jason Deitch, a former Army medic and military sociologist. Libraries have a duty to provide resources to all citizens, but place special emphasis on serving our returning veterans – a segment of our […]

Your Vote Matters to the Community; A...

There are many people who question the validity of libraries in the age of the Internet. I’m writing this short article to show you why you need to vote for libraries and ensure their existence in the United States. I think I am supposed to be quoting facts and figures that show that the library […]

5 Great Reasons to Vote for Libraries

Libraries are fantastic resources for local communities. They bridge gaps between America’s 1% and the other 99% while improving your community’s economy, education level, and social good. The best part is that libraries do all of this while averaging a total cost of just $4 a month! 1) Its not all on the Open Internet. […]

#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 […]

Congressional Scorecard on Libraries

The American Library Association’s team from the Washington Office have published their 2015 “ALA Legislative Scorecard” for both the US House and Senate.  Several key pieces of federal legislation about libraries move in 2015, and it’s important to know how the people you are voting to send to Washington view our issues. Some actions like IAL and LSTA […]

VoteLibraries 2016 – State by S...

EveryLibrary today announces VoteLibraries 2016, a public-facing marketing and awareness campaign during this year’s primary election season designed to build voter support for libraries. Starting with the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 9th and running state by state through Election Days in June, EveryLibrary will be placing paid #votelibraries messaging via social media in […]