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2023 Library Legislative Day

Save the date for WA Library Legislative Day! We are excited to share that we will be returning in-person to Olympia this year! Check back soon for registration.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

This free, annual event is a great opportunity to network with library supporters from around the state and understand legislative priorities, as well as to meet with state legislators and their staff to discuss the value of libraries and the impact laws have on them.


 

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Washington schools need Teacher Librarians! We hope you use this website to learn about the importance of all school libraries for Washington students.

Join us in urging Washington State elected officials to support school library programs for all Washington students.


Appointments with Legislators

As WA Library Legislative Day draws near, familiarize yourself with your district representatives and check out tips for effective advocacy below, presented by Leah Griffin!

As soon as possible after registering, it is important to contact any district representatives with whom you would like to meet on Library Legislative Day. You will receive guidance on how best to approach those meetings. If you need to verify your representatives, visit the State District Finder, which will direct you to the email addresses for your district’s State Representatives and Senators.

Here is a sample meeting request:

Dear Representative <name>,

I am <name> with <organization>. I will be attending Washington Library Legislative day in-person/online, , and would like to request a virtual meeting with you to discuss some library-related concerns (or library issues within my district; or the importance of libraries; etc). I can be available to meet any time that week after 11:30 a.m. What time would work for you?

Sincerely, <name>


Schedule

Schedule to be announced. Please check back soon!

Advocacy Orientation

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.