As part of National Library Week, you can get involved in advocacy with Take Action for Libraries Day! Join library advocates across the country by calling on your elected officials to keep #LibrariesStrong with robust federal funding, and spreading the word about how libraries help communities succeed and thrive. Below you'll find great opportunities to stand up for libraries and library workers throughout the week, and you can follow along at our Twitter page, @LibraryPolicy. And don't forget to check out the full day-by-day guide for National Library Week!
- Remind your community how important it is to #FundLibraries - as Congress develops their yearly budget proposal, it's vital that they include increased funding for libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ask your members of Congress to #FundLibraries, and find out more about how you can support library funding here.
- Encourage your patrons to join Booklist's Donna Seaman and Dan Rather for a live conversation about his recent book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. Registration is free and open to all, but space is limited, so tell them to sign up now.
Contact President Biden and your Members of Congress, and urge them to include the $5 billion in funding for library facilities outlined in the Build America's Libraries Act in the upcoming infrastructure package. #BuildLibraries
- Invite your members of Congress to a virtual tour of your library! With our new virtual tour checklist and example videos, you can plan a successful visit to showcase the impacts your library has on your community.
- Share the newest Libraries Transform Because Statement, created for this year's Take Action for Libraries Day! Because investing in libraries is investing in our communities.