Library advocates nationwide stand together on Take Action for Libraries Day on Thursday, April 7th, 2022, and call on our elected officials to keep #LibrariesStrong with sustainable federal funding, because we all know that strong libraries make strong communities. Celebrate with us by taking action to #FundLibraries, and follow along on Twitter with @LibraryPolicy as we uplift library advocacy from around the country!
Every year, Congress crafts a budget for the federal government that provides vital funding for libraries nationwide. As library advocates, we must make our voices heard and urge Congress to #FundLibraries with robust, sustained investments that enable library services of all types. As Congress begins the budget process for Fiscal Year 2023, we need you to take action for libraries, library workers, and the communities we serve.
Share the Message
Use our toolkit of #FundLibraries graphics to share the campaign with your network! Encourage your community to share stories of library funding impacts and urge their own members of Congress to #FundLibraries.
Bring Congress to Your Library
Invite your members of Congress to a virtual or in-person tour of your library! Showcasing the successes - and needs - of your library to your elected officials is a great way to garner support for federal funding and establish relationships with elected leaders. Check out the virtual tour checklist or the in-person tour checklist, and learn more about how to successfully welcome Congress into your library with our dedicated tour resource page which includes recorded sample tours. Check the 2022 Congressional calendar to find out when your Senators and Representative will be back in your state or district -- Congress has a significant recess in May that could serve as a great opportunity for a tour invitation!