August 14, 2019

Library Card Sign-up Month: August check-in

Congratulations! You’ve survived Summer Reading! And just when you thought you could kick back and relax, you remember: Students (and parents and educators) are heading back to school. And let’s not forget, September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, don't worry! We’re here to help!

July 11, 2019

5 lessons learned after winning a levy campaign

Running a levy information campaign for a library can be a nerve-wracking learning experience even for the most seasoned marketer. After the ballots are cast and the dust has cleared, you will hopefully find yourself relieved that the public have cast their votes in favor of continued support or (hallelujah!) increased funding. I'm here to tell you that the real work is just beginning. 

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

Vote Libraries

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.