Fund Libraries Campaign

ALA has launched our annual FY2022 #FundLibraries Campaign, and we encourage you to bookmark this page and browse the provided resources below that can be shared amongst your library community. We need your help starting now until the final budget is signed in order to ensure that libraries are fully funded in the next fiscal year. For FY2022, we are asking congressional appropriators to include funding of at least $206 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $50 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program.

 

Take action now and urge your legislators to #FundLibraries!

 


Did your Senators sign on to support library funding for FY22?

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Check below to see if your Senators signed the LSTA and IAL letters.

 

Did your Representative sign on in support of library funding for FY22?

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Check below to see if your Representative signed the LSTA and IAL letters.

 

Want to do more?

  1. Download a handy one-pager of your state's IMLS funding history and library facts.

      State library factsheet preview
     
  2. Download our Appropriations pathway for advocates.

    Federal appropriations pathway onepager preview
     
  3. Invite members of Congress to visit your library. Check out these tips for organizing a virtual visit and download this one-page introduction to Federal funding to share with them on the visit.

    Federal funding for libraries onepager preview
     
  4. Tell your story. Write a letter to the editor or share your story with the ALA advocacy team; we will hand-deliver it to your member of Congress.

    How to write a letter to the editor onepager preview
     
  5. Spread the word about #FundLibraries and share the impact of IMLS funding in your library or state. You can use our sample posts, and remember to tag your story with #FundLibraries.
     
  6. Not sure how IMLS funding is used in your state? Look it up in the IMLS database.
     
  7. Download all of our Fund Libraries graphics here.
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