Speak up for your Library
Do you love your library? Do you want to share your library love with decision makers and community leaders? Here’s how…
Library Talking Points
- A great city deserves a great library.
- Stable funding ensures that the library continues to be a catalyst for economic and educational growth in our community.
- Library’s budget cuts do not reflect the spirit of our community, which strongly supports our library.
- Tell your personal story of how the library has transformed your life.
Contact Your Assembly Member or the Mayor
Write a Letter to the Editor
- Make your letter short and clear. Letters to the Alaska Dispatch may not exceed 175 words.
- Make it personal. Demonstrate how the library affects you personally, use statistics if you have them, and give the source of your information.
- Stick to one issue, stick to the facts and be nice. Letters that are mean-spirited or contain false information are harmful to the Library.
- Write on timely issues. The best way to get published is to respond to a letter or article that was recently published in the paper.
- Include your contact information. They will not print your info, but they need it to verify that you wrote the letter. Include your name, address, and phone number.
- Use the links below to submit letters to your local paper:
Other Ways to Speak-Up for the Library
Attend Your Community Council Meetings
Community councils are your local voice for the issues in your neighborhood that you care about. Each neighborhood is represented by its own council and meetings are held monthly.
Geek the Library
Get your geek on! Do you geek gardening? Do you geek hockey? Do you geek comic books? Whatever you geek, the public library supports you. Join Geek the Library in spreading awareness about the value of libraries and the critical funding issues they face.
Geek the Library
Libraries across the country face budget cuts and a changing landscape. Use this resource to see how libraries fare on a national scale.
StateStat: Support Your Local Library