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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

Anchorage Assembly Homepage
Assembly Contact Information
Office of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
Click here
to send a message to the entire Assembly.

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:
    Alaska Dispatch
    Anchorage Press
    Alaska Star
    Turnagain Times

Other Ways to Speak-Up for the Library

Contact Your Legislator or the Governor
Alaska State Legislature
Find your Legislator

Office of Governor Bill Walker

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.

Community Council Homepage
My Neighborhood Homepage

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

Library Resources
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


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