February 17, 2021

ALA Advocacy Alert: Take Action: Tell Senator Baldwin and Johnson to Invest in Library Infrastructure!

Build America's Libraries Act

Introduced by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), along with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), the Build America's Libraries Act would fund upgrades to the nation's library infrastructure to address challenges such as natural disasters, COVID-19, broadband capacity, environmental hazards, and accessibility barriers. This groundbreaking legislation would pave the way for new and improved library facilities in underserved communities across the country. Join us in the effort to support this bill and #BuildLibraries.

Take action now and urge Senator Baldwin and Johnson to support the Build America's Libraries Act


Share Your Story

What are the biggest challenges you face in your library facilities? What impact would this legislation have on your community? Share your story with ALA to help make the case for federal support for library construction and modernization. Your elected officials want to hear concrete examples of impact and need from their constituents - increase your impact by sharing your story. 

Take a moment to tell your community how important it is that we pass this legislation and #BuildLibraries. Use the social media graphics below to spread the word.