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Prepare now for PA Library Legislative Day - October 17!

Posted By Christi Buker, Thursday, October 4, 2018

We – the Legislative Committee, Greenlee Partners, and staff – are advocating for you, and your library.  It is very active right now, and you may not be aware of all that is happening.  So please allow me to share or recap for you, and ask that you prepare now! 


PA Library Legislative Day is

WEDNESDAY, October 17, 2018

7:30 am – 8:45 am
LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST sponsored by Greenlee Partners, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Free Library of Philadelphia.  Our speakers are Senator Guy Reschenthaler and Representative Stan Saylor.  This is a ticketed event as part of our annual conference.

10:30 am
PRESS CONFERENCE at the Capitol East Wing Rotunda
This will celebrate the Legislature’s resolution for “Libraries move PA Forward Day!”  Please wear your advocacy t-shirts if you ordered one.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please plan to attend and invite others including legislators and their staff to join us!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
DISPLAYS at the Capitol East Wing Rotunda
PA Forward Star Libraries will showcase programs, community connections, STEM, and technology that libraries offer to uplift their communities.


ALL DAY – on your own schedule
VISITS to your Representatives’ & Senators’ Harrisburg offices

  1. A preparation & advocacy tip sheet is below.  Please read this now!   
  2. HANDOUTS – with support from the Legislative Committee, the attached handout (below) shows “The GOOD: what libraries do beyond books; the BAD: library funding has been stagnant; and the POSSIBLE!”  We are giving you this electronic version now in both PDF and Word forms.  You are welcome to edit the Word version and insert some specifics about YOUR library.  Please print your own copies if you customize the handout.  Otherwise, copies will be available in the Rotunda for you to take to give to your legislators.    

We hope that you plan to be part of the ACTION on October 17!

Questions?  Call Christi Buker at 717-766-7663 or

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