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Library Stabilization Fund Act Outreach Continues

August 11, 2020

MLA continued outreach to our federal legislators with a letter urging them to cosponsor the Library Stabilization Fund Act (S. 4181 / H.R. 7486).

This legislation, supported by ALA and introduced by U.S. Rep Andy Levin (D-MI-9) would provide $2 billion for libraries administered through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The legislation would keep nearly 370,000 library workers on the job, defray costs related to safe reopening, and support a range of library services to millions of patrons, including:

High-speed internet access and digital literacy training

  • Resources to facilitate remote learning for educators and students of all ages.

  • Employment assistance, from resume writing to job search and career skills training

  • Support in applying for government services such as veteran’s benefits, unemployment assistance, and medical coverage

  • Programs that foster early literacy, entrepreneurship, and lifelong learning

Please continue to send letters to your federal legislators asking them to cosponsor this $2 billion fund that addresses financial losses to libraries throughout the country. Learn more at

Read MLA's letter here.


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