Urge President Biden and your Legislators to Invest in Library Infrastructure!
Please ask that crucial funding for libraries is included in the upcoming infrastructure package.
Over the next few weeks, Congress is tasked to make key decisions about the scope of what will be included in President Biden's final infrastructure package. The Build America's Libraries Act, introduced in the Senate and House by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), and Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Don Young (R-AK), respectively, makes the case for providing $5 billion to repair, modernize, and construct library facilities in underserved and marginalized communities. If these funding levels were included in the final infrastructure package, upgrades to the nation's library infrastructure to address challenges such as natural disasters, COVID-19, broadband capacity, environmental hazards, and accessibility barriers would be supported.
Will you send a message to President Biden and your legislators and urge them to include crucial funding for libraries in the upcoming infrastructure package?