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Fund Libraries Campaign

It's听time to take action to #听in Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25)!听With the release听of the President's proposed FY25 budget and the launch of Dear Appropriator letters in Congress, the annual funding process has begun. Learn more about the campaign and spread the word with our tools and resources below!听

Each year, as the kick-off of #FundLibraries,听ALA鈥檚 Public Policy and Advocacy Office works with congressional staff to produce and circulate "Dear Appropriator" letters in Congress, addressed to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, requesting funding amounts for federal programs that support libraries. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding supports libraries of all kinds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its grant programs, including direct-to-state grants. The Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) funding supports school libraries through the Department of Education. The circulation of these听letters marks the first and most influential nationwide advocacy action on the federal budget in any given year. This year, the letters are being led by Senator Jack Reed (RI),听Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7), and Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2).

We need your support: Take action and urge your members of Congress to sign on in support of library funding requests. In every community, in every state, in every part of this country, patrons rely on library services supported by this critical funding. and help preserve and expand this funding and the services it supports!


Congressional Signature History

Did your Senators sign on to support听library funding for听FY25?

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Check below to see if your Senators signed the LSTA and IAL letters.

Did your Representative sign on in support of library funding for FY25?

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Check below to see if your Representative signed the LSTA and IAL letters.

Which members of Congress have led our Dear Appropriator letters in the past?

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In 2023 (FY2024), the letters for the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) were led by Rep. Ra煤l Grijalva (AZ-3) and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)听in the House, and Sen. Jack Reed (RI) in the Senate. The letters for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Act (IAL) were led by Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2) and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)听in the House and Sen. Jack Reed (RI) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI)听in the Senate. 港澳台图库is requesting funding totals of $232 million听for LSTA and $50 million for IAL.

Appropriations Fact Sheets & Resources

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Download our Appropriations pathway for advocates听to learn more about how the Appropriations process works

Invite members of Congress to visit your library. Check out these tips for organizing a virtual听or in-person visit,听and download this one-page introduction to Federal funding听to share with them on the visit.


Federal appropriations pathway onepager preview

Federal funding for libraries onepager preview


Share the Campaign - Share Your Story!

Spread the word about #FundLibraries听on social media and share the impact of IMLS funding in your library or state.听You can use our sample graphics, and remember to tag your story with听.

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Past "Dear Appropriator" Letters

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