Become an Advocate
At its most basic level, advocacy is simply voicing your support for something you believe in and encouraging others to do the same. In the world of libraries, this might be as simple as telling your friends and neighbors about the great things happening at your local library, or talking to decision-makers about how your public, school, academic or special library is in need of additional funding or a new or improved facility.
Your voice counts! As a library patron, you are the heart and soul of the library community, and you have a crucial voice in making the case for libraries. As part of a voting constituency, you can capture the attention of decision-makers like no one else.
To learn more about the specific needs of your library, talk to your local librarian. To learn more about library advocacy, visit the American Library Association's Advocacy & Legislation web page.