Please inform your local, state and national legislators that the library and the community are participants in a major project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library of Medicine. Invite them to the opening reception or to other programs you are sponsoring; invite them to speak or introduce speakers.
Also urge your patrons to contact their legislators about library programs they value. Anne Prusha, of the Geauga County Public Library in Chardon, Ohio, a previous ALA exhibition host, distributes a flyer that says:
If you enjoyed the program this afternoon, please feel free to write to any or all of the following to express your appreciation. Paper and envelopes are available as you leave and there will be stamps for sale if you wish to write immediately. Thank you in advance for supporting your library and its programs.
A list of local, state and federal elected legislators and their addresses and fax numbers follows the request.