Fight For The First Webinar Series

We're excited to launch a new webinar series for people like you to learn to fight against book bans in your community!

The Political Librarian - Spring 2023 Issue - Book Bans and Library Policy

We are thrilled to announce the return of our open-access journal, The Political Librarian, after a covid-impacted hiatus.

ELI Supports Proposed Federal Definition of "Special District"

The National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC) has proposed a new definition of "special district" for Congress to use when authorizing or funding federal programs. As an active member of the Coalition, the EveryLibrary Institute recognizes the pivotal role this definition can play in ensuring equitable access to federally-funded programs and resources for special districts nationwide.

Freckle Project April 2023 Survey Webinar "Where Did You Get That Book"

The EveryLibrary Institute hosts a discussion with Tim Coates on the latest Freckle Report consumer survey results revealing growth in library visits and changing reading habits across formats. 

ELI Joins Letter to Senate Judiciary Opposing EARN IT Act 2023

The EveryLibrary Institute joined over 120 of civil society, privacy, LGBTQ+, and civil rights organizations in a letter organized by Center for Democracy & Technology to express our opposition to the EARN IT Act, S.1207. We believe that this bill will make it harder for law enforcement to protect children online and will jeopardize access to encrypted services.  

ELI Provides Comments to NTIA on Digital Equity Act Rules

There are tremendous opportunities to fund library technology and programming priorities through the Digital Equity Act, but our sector must participate in developing state plans. Without our libraries and state library agencies being identified in the plans as viable enactors of Congress’ goals, we will not be eligible for funding.

New Report on Per Capita Spending for Libraries, Police, and Education

The EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit public policy organization for libraries, has released a new report entitled "Funding Our Priorities: Comparisons of Public Library Funding and Services with Other Sectors in Post-COVID America."  The report examines the current state of library funding in the US, analyzes trends and patterns in library funding, and provides recommendations for policymakers, library leaders, and advocates to ensure sustainable funding for libraries and information services.

Join the Nora Roberts Challenge to Fight Book Bans!

The same week that we announced that Nora Roberts made a donation to EveryLibrary Institute, her books were banned in schools in Florida! Now she's challenging you to join her by participating in the #NoraRobertsChallenge by making a tax-deductible donation to fight against book bans and challenging your friends to do the same.  

Bestselling Author Nora Roberts Donates to the EveryLibrary Institute to protect the First Amendment in Libraries

The EveryLibrary Institute, a national nonprofit focused on public policy and libraries, is proud to announce that bestselling author Nora Roberts and the Nora Roberts Foundation have made a generous donation to support the launch of Fight for the First, its new advocacy and organizing site with a mission of protecting the First Amendment in libraries across the country. 

ELI Endorses the SHLB Coalition Policy RoadMap for Community Anchor Institutions

The SHLB Coalition aims to ensure that no student, patient, or library patron suffers from inadequate internet connectivity and to promote investment in high-quality broadband for Community Anchor Institutions like libraries - and especially their communities.