Library Advocacy

While libraries are essential centers for learning, innovation and opportunity, they constantly struggle for adequate funding. Be an Advocate by contacting your elected officials to tell them how important public libraries are to you.

*NEW* 8/7/2019 — Good news: $34 million is now available for FY2-10-2020 State Aid for Library Construction [Click here for the complete NYLINE message]

Thank you to all who advocated for and supported libraries! [Click here for WLS Library Advocacy Day 2019 Report]


New York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center provides information on the latest library issues that need to be addressed and a way to contact your state officials online.

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