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Talking up your Library

During times of Provincial and Municipal elections, it is vital that library employees, trustees, patrons, and supporters create conversation and awareness for our libraries as provincial and municipal funding is essential for our sustainability. The province continues to provide financial support; however, between new Members of the Legislative Assembly and older members setting sites on new projects, there will always be a need to reinforce the importance of public libraries in our province and the need for increasing the financial allocations to them.

MLA Municipal Election Toolkit

Election message tips

How public libraries assist community economic development

How the staff in your library are local culture heroes

52 ways to make a difference – public library advocacy through the year

Celebrate the importance of our libraries

The importance of supporting public libraries

Strategies from British Columbia Library Trustees Association 

Talk about libraries and influence the political process (ALTA)

Advocating at the Local Level – A Toolkit Building and Maintaining Relationships (BCLTA)

Tips for showing off your library to politicians