Comments to the MD Attorney General on the E-Book Suit

Recently, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed suit in federal court to block enforcement of the Maryland e-book bill. A wide-ranging group of pro-library policy and advocacy groups has been invited to make comments to the Maryland Attorney General who is responsible for defending the law. 

ELI Supports the Renewal of the Charitable Giving Deduction

The universal charitable deduction will expire at the end of 2021 unless Congress takes action to extend it. The EveryLibrary Institute has signed on to the Charitable Giving Coalition's letter to Congress asking that they take action now to extend the deduction.

Delaware Libraries Launch Statewide Giving Tuesday Initiative

The EveryLibrary Institute is excited to help power new statewide fundraising for libraries all across Delaware on Giving Tuesday 2021 through our FundLibraries.org crowdfunding platform and outreach campaign. 

ELI Gives Testimony on H.4120 eBook Bill in Massachusetts

The EveryLibrary Institute and EveryLibrary are following H.4120, a bill to create more favorable conditions for libraries in Massachusetts about ebook and audiobook licenses and, perhaps someday, even ownership. 

Report - The Impact of the GO Bonds for Libraries Program in New Mexico

Among the states, New Mexico is unique in its use of a General Obligation Bond (“GO Bond” hereafter) as a legislature-determined and voter-approved mechanism to fund a component of state aid for libraries of all types. This report is intended to inform policy makers about the uses and impacts of the program across New Mexico.

Telehealth and Libraries: A New Report and Companion Webinar

In collaboration with telehealth expert Craig Settles, the EveryLibrary Institute is proud to announce new whitepaper "Telehealth Services and Public Libraries” and a companion on-demand webinar “Libraries & Telehealth: Tackling the Healthcare Gap”.  

EveryLibrary Institute Partners with Delaware Libraries for National Library Card Sign Up Month!

In Delaware, only 52% of children read at grade level by third grade; that number drops to 37% in 17 low income zip codes, including Wilmington, Dover and Western/Central Sussex County. Children who are competent and passionate readers by 3rd grade have a strong foundation for success in school and in life, and studies show that children with access to their local library see increases in reading scores on standardized school tests.

EveryLibrary Institute Acquires NationDigital

If you’re an organization that supports libraries or library workers, then your website should do more than provide information. It should help you automate and improve your fundraising, identify supporters, and streamline your communications while saving you money and resources. You can do it all through the NationBuilder platform with websites built by NationDigital.io and when you do, you’ll help us support libraries in the United States and abroad.

Freckle Project Looks at 2019 IMLS Data

What An Impact HALO Made!

As of March 1, 2021, after almost a year of raising money to support out of work library workers during COVID, the EveryLibrary Institute has sunsetted the HALO (Help a Library Worker Out) Fund.