April 23, 2020

Urge your Senators to Support Emergency Funding for Libraries 

For this year’s #NationalLibraryWeek Take Action for Libraries Day, ALA is asking library supporters to urge their Senators to keep #LibrariesStrong with emergency recovery funding. 

Congress is working to draft additional COVID-19 stimulus legislation and libraries must be included. We need library supporters to make their voices heard, loud and clear. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in the Senate that calls for additional emergency funding for libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding would be available through the Library Services and Technology Act grants to states program, ensuring that libraries everywhere will have access to support. This letter comes after Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI), Don Young (R-AK), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) circulated a similar letter in the House. Please email your Senators and urge them to sign and support America's libraries. 

Contact your Senator now to stand with the library community: http://bit.ly/LibraryFundingCovid