May 7, 2019
Reimagining Library Card Sign-up Month
At EveryLibrary, we’ve helped several of our library partners reimagine their standard Library Card Sign-up Month by using best practices from voter registration drives and candidate interactions with voters. We know from the voter data how critical it is for those in your community who don’t use the library to see their librarians out in the community. We know from experience that volunteers can effectively represent their librarians in this kind of context, too. Taking your library card sign-ups outside the building allows you to build new relationships across neighborhoods.
March 26, 2019
Webinar: Promoting Library Card Sign-up Month (from inside and outside the library)
The moment that someone gets their library card is a key moment in their life. Library Card Sign-up Month should be more than just waiting for more of those people to find us—we need to find them. Join John Chrastka, Executive Director at EveryLibrary and LibraryAware’s Pam Jaskot and Kathy Lussier as they share their hands-on experience, strategies, and tactics in successful library card sign-up month campaigns.
October 9, 2018
Libraries change lives, but they need resources to do it. With that in mind, EveryLibrary, a nonprofit organization chartered to work on local library ballot initiatives, is challenging everyone to pledge to Vote Libraries this November.
September 12, 2017
Resilience in tough times
While it would be nice to think we live in a perfect world, everyone experiences hard times, regardless of where you live. Whether your community is in the midst of tragedy or witnessing from afar, we want our libraries to serve as safe, welcoming spaces where people can come to find the information, comfort, and hope they need.