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OverDrive Supports EveryLibrary With $3,000 Donation

“EveryLibrary today announced a new $3,000 donation from OverDrive, the leading provider of ebooks through public libraries in the US and around the world. OverDrive, under the leadership of Steve Potash, is continuing its support of libraries and helping EveryLibrary expand its grassroots campaigns and work building voter support for libraries. Since early 2013, EveryLibrary has successfully supported over a dozen bond, levy, parcel tax, and other referendum campaigns for libraries, helping to secure over $20 million in stable tax revenue for these libraries. “EveryLibrary is a unique and effective organization for library advocacy,” says Potash. “For every dollar spent on library ballot campaigns this year, they have helped return far more in public funding for libraries. It’s important for communities nationwide that libraries continue to flourish.” (via EveryLibrary)

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Announcing “EveryLibrary California”

“EveryLibrary works to support local library communities as they campaign for new or renewed funding at the ballot box.  But California libraries have an extra hurdle to clear when talking to voters.  It takes 66.7% of the voters to vote YES for them to win.  As a library going out for a renewal of your Parcel Tax – basic funding – you can loose in California with 50% + 1, with 60%, or even 66.6% of the vote!  The California Library Association has been working hard to fix that.  We’ve talked about SCA-7, the proposed state Constitutional Amendment that would lower the threshold from 66% down to 55% for passage.  CLA is lobbying in Sacramento to get SCA-7 passed and out to the voters as a Proposition.  When it does, we will be there to help in a new and effective way.” (via EveryLibrary)

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