MAY 7 & 8: ADVOCATE ON NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY!
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione needed to save the day, there was always one first stop: the Hogwarts library! In the Wizarding World the library was well-stocked and well-protected. But in our world, knowledge and truth are under attack - and it's starting with libraries. On May 7th & 8th, 2018 help protect and fund libraries by using our call/email script!
We’re working with the American Library Association to make sure that great stories and technology are accessible to every community. A big way we do that is by supporting National Library Legislative Day. National Library Legislative Day is May 7th & 8th, 2018 - but you can advocate for libraries all week long with virtual actions!
Through letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets, we encourage Congress to support libraries. This year, it's more important than ever to advocate for libraries because the White House's proposed budget once again tries to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides nearly all federal funding for libraries.
The action you take could quite literally save your library. Last year, nearly 1,000 wizard activists helped successfully protect federal funding for libraries - this year, let's do it again! Not sure what to say? Use our call/email script!
You can also advocate to your Member of Congress in person by attending NLLD in Washington, D.C.! If you think you'd like to attend IRL, check out the official National Library Legislative Day site for details on schedule and registration.
Not in the U.S.? You can still help libraries in your region! Find out more about library associations, events and ideas for your region of the world in the Chapters Toolkit.
LIBRARY STAFFERS - BRING #NLLD18 TO YOUR LIBRARY!
Are you a library staff member? If you’re in the U.S., check out our National Library Legislative Day Resource for Library Staff and learn how to bring Accio Books to your library! Use these fun and easy activities to join the American Library Association, the HPA, and wizard activists across the country as we advocate for school and public libraries!