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Michigan Library Advocacy Day 2021

Take action for Michigan libraries today! Email your legislators using the embedded contact forms below. You can also use our sample social media posts to reach out on Twitter and other social networks. We've created email templates that can be edited by our advocates. Don't forget to personalize your email with your unique stories to amplify our talking points and messaging that libraries are more than just books! Review our More Than Books video and the in-depth talking points linked below and don't forget to check out all of our Educate and Prepare videos to get informed on issues of importance to libraries and get ready to share your stories with legislators.

Take Action for Michigan Libraries!

Email your legislators using the embedded contact forms below. Just click "Take Action" then enter your contact information. The contact form will show your Senator and Representatives and provide instructions for customizing the email. Don't forget to personalize your email with your unique stories to amplify our talking points and messaging that libraries are more than just books!

Talking Points

  1. The Michigan library community thanks the Michigan Legislature for increasing state aid to public libraries by $1 million in 2021 and continues to request additional investment in public libraries. State Aid to Public Libraries - Talking Points - Michigan Library Advocacy Day 2021.pdf

  2. The Michigan library community recommends that funds be allocated by the Michigan Legislature to support school libraries staffed by certified school librarians. School Library Talking Points - Michigan Library Advocacy Day 2021.pdf

  3. The Michigan library community recommends that the Michigan Legislature support Open Education Resources (OER). OER Talking Points - Michigan Library Advocacy Day 2021.pdf

Sample Social Media Posts

@yourlegislator Thank you for supporting public libraries by supporting funding for State Aid to Libraries in FY21! Michigan’s public libraries rely on these funds to serve Michigan communities Please continue to support funding for libraries! #MILibrariesDay #LoveMILibraries

Michigan libraries provide education, training and resources to our communities. @yourlegislator please continue to invest in libraries and fully fund State Aid to Libraries in FY22! #LoveMILibraries #MILibrariesDay

MI is 47th in the U.S. in supporting school libraries. We can do better! Support student achievement & access to diverse resources for all students in MI by supporting equitable access to school libraries staffed by certified school librarians. #MISchoolLibrary #MILibrariesDay

All of Michigan’s students need school librarians who provide access to diverse resources, improve student achievement, prepare students for college and career, and support technology integration. #MISchoolLibrary #MILibrariesDay

Michiganders deserve equitable access to learning opportunities! The use of open education resources in colleges and universities impacts the success of students and makes obtaining a college degree more accessible for all. #MIAcademicLibraries #MILibrariesDay

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