2017 Federal Appropriations Cycle

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The Federal Appropriations Cycle is now close to the finish line. Read the latest on the District Dispatch. Want to stay in the loop? Register for action alerts as soon as they are issued.


Help us tell Congress the best library story: yours

ALA, IMLS, state library agencies and many others inside and outside of government have lots of data about the impact of libraries. But nothing will move and motivate your local member of Congress and senators to support library funding like hearing your story about how federal library funding for LSTA, IAL or any other source has made a difference in your library, school and community.


Want to do more?

ALA offers a number of tools that will help you help us fight for federal library funding, now and through the end of 2017. Visit Fight for Libraries! Campaign Tools, for templates, toolkits and advocacy tips. Also, consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. It will have a real impact on your member of Congress. Here’s how.

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