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As a 501c3 non-profit companion organization to EveryLibrary (a 501c4), The EveryLibrary Institute is dedicated to ensuring continued public and political support for library funding.

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Annual Report: Libraries 2020 Launch

The EveryLibrary Institute and EveryLibrary launched the Libraries 2020 Campaign, a first of its kind nationwide voter engagement campaign for libraries, in December. Using modern, advanced voter engagement strategies, the Libraries 2020 campaign will build political power, lasting public engagement, and true voter support for library funding across the country. The Libraries 2020 campaign brings the skills, competencies, and successes of both the EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit library think tank focused on the future of library funding, and  EveryLibrary, the only national political action committee for libraries. 

Read Our 2019 Annual Report

The EveryLibrary Institute is dedicated to building up and supporting the entire library funding ecosystem. From our research agenda and professional trainings to our crowdfunding platform and fiscal sponsorships, we are engaged in envisioning and creating a future where funding for public libraries and school libraries is ensured.

2019 News and Press

The EveryLibrary Institute was featured in library publications and news outlets from around the world in 2019.

New National Voter Engagement Campaign “Libraries 2020” with Fundraising Round on Giving Tuesday

RIVERSIDE, IL (December  3, 2019) -- EveryLibrary, an organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries and advocating in support of public funding for libraries, and the EveryLibrary Institute, a national non-profit focused on the future of library funding, announce a call for donations on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Donations made on this day will help EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute kick-off the Libraries 2020 campaign, a first of its kind nationwide voter engagement campaign for libraries.

Fundraise on Facebook!

We’re excited to announce that you can now create your own fundraisers on Facebook to the help support libraries. Your donations go to the EveryLibrary Institute (501c3) and help us build the resources and tools that libraries need to fight for funding.

#VoteLibraries Campaign Launches Across UK

A new campaign, led by CILIP, the library and information association, and supported by the EveryLibrary Institute is calling on politicians in the United Kingdom to put local communities at the heart of their election campaigns. The #VoteLibraries campaign enables members of the public to pledge their support for their local library services and put pressure on the candidates in their area to commit to sustainable, long term investment for local library services. The campaign is supported by the recent joint report from CILIP and The Big Issue; Public Libraries: The case for support, which draws on research and evidence from the British Library, Carnegie UK Trust, CIPFA and others to highlights the positive impact of libraries on their users, communities, locality and local economy.

How Oakalla Library Raised $1,000 in a Week!

The Oakalla Public Library is unlike most libraries you will encounter. Residing in Burnett County, Texas, OPL has been described at “the most un-library, library” by its secretary, Ripleigh Degenhardt. Although the library resides in a community of fewer than 50 people, patrons from all over the county flock to this tiny un-library for books that other libraries stopped carrying. Start your Crowdfunding Campaign at FundLibraries today!

With goodwill and a good plan, libraries can deliver

A new advocacy campaign that will build and mobilise national support for libraries has been launched by CILIP in partnership with the EveryLibrary Institute, a US-based project that has helped secure over $1.6bn in tax funding for libraries. [Cross-Posted with our partners at CILIP]  

Iowa State Training Tour 2019

Join the EveryLibrary Institute team for a State Library of Iowa "Training Circut" tour at one of four full-day events on "Understanding Audiences for Community Engagement and Support" across Iowa the week of October 14th, 2019. 

FREE WEBINAR: Reaching Across the Aisle for Library Funding and Other Initiatives

Recent political campaigns and philosophical confrontations online and in the press have destroyed lasting friendships, frayed family ties, and alienated neighbors and co-workers. Social media has devolved into a battleground of nasty diatribes and personal slurs. How can we advocate for libraries in this environment?