July 8, 2020

Co-Sponsors Needed 

Representative Andy Levin (D-MI) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) are sponsoring legislation calling for $2 billion in emergency recovery funding for America's libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Library Stabilization Fund Act would allow libraries across the country to retain staff, maintain services, and safely keep communities connected and informed. This funding would provide: 

  • $1.7 billion to be distributed to libraries through state library agencies based on state population, with a minimum of $10 million to each state 

  • $45 million in grants to Tribal libraries 

  • $200 million in competitive grants to strengthen library services to communities most affected by COVID-19 

  • $40 million for IMLS to administer grants and conduct research and data collection related to the impacts of COVID-19 

Please help us by emailing your legislators and asking them to cosponsor this bill.