Everyone loves libraries – but we can’t live on love alone! NYS Library Aid funding has dropped dramatically in recent years, and we need your help to convince our legislators that libraries matter:

1) Join us at Advocacy Day in Albany on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Meet with your legislators in person to discuss library issues! Free transportation provided. Legislators always listen closely to their own constituents, so it is critical that we bring a diverse group of library staff, trustees, and patrons to help us make our case. Please register today! If you have questions or would like more information, contact Kristi Downham at or 607-273-4074, x228.

2) Contact Your Officials

Take a moment now to let your officials know that libraries matter! You can also help promote libraries by putting these buttons on your website:


3) Join the Postcard Campaign and Virtual Advocacy Efforts

Send your legislators postcards to let them know that you need a well-funded library and library system. FLLS provides blank postcards at all member libraries in February, and then delivers these messages in person during our Advocacy Day meetings.

Can’t make it to Advocacy Day? Now you can support your library virtually all year round!

Virtual Advocacy
Photo Release Form (if the photos include faces)


Talking Points and Statistics:

Advocacy Resource List:

Advocacy Toolkits:
Marketing and Promoting Your Library:
Tips for Collecting Library Stories:
Library Advocacy Initiatives:

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