2020 WA Library Legislative Day

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Join us in Olympia on February 5 for the WA Library Legislative Day, sponsored by WLA! This is a great opportunity to network with library supporters from around the state and meet with state legislators and their staff to discuss the value of libraries and the impact laws have on them.

This event is free to attend. Online registration is closed, but registration will also be available onsite. After Monday, January 27, WLA is no longer able to schedule legislator appointments for attendees. Attendees without pre-scheduled appointments will need to either contact legislators themselves to schedule appointments or visit legislator offices on February 5 to meet with their legislative assistants.

Location: The United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE in Olympia, WA 98501


Wednesday, February 5
8:30–9:00 am Check in and social time: coffee, tea, light bites available
9:00–9:10 am  Welcome & introductions
Emily Keller, 2020 WLA Board President
9:10–9:20 am State Library legislative update
Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian
9:209:35 am Advocacy practice
Leah Griffin, WLA Advocacy Committee
9:35–9:50 am Issue briefs & priorities
Carolyn Logue, WLA Legislative Lobbyist & Consultant
Abby Moore, Public Libraries of Washington Lobbyist
9:50–10:00 am Special guests
10:00–10:15 am Group photo
10:15–3:00 pm Meetings with legislators and lunch on your own

The conference room in the Secretary of State’s office will be available for refreshments and respite from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Advocacy Orientation Video

Learn how to track and search for library-related bills, give effective testimony, and advocate for libraries at WA Library Legislative Day. Presented by Leah Griffin, Teacher Librarian at University Prep.

Nearby Hotels

TownePlace Suites
900 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 753-8770

The Governor Hotel
621 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-7700

Parking in Downtown Olympia

Please consult the following resources to find nearby parking.

City of Olympia Downtown Parking Map

Washington State Capitol Campus Parking Options