library funding

Ask Sens. Cornyn and Cruz to Support the Museum & Library Services Act of 2017

At the end of 2017, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Museum and Library Services Act of 2017. The 2017 MLSA (S. 2271) reauthorizes the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), showing congressional support for the federal agency.

Created on Jan 4, 2018 | Last updated January 04, 2018

85th Texas Legislative Session Ends

The 85th session of the Texas Legislature came to an end on Monday, May 29 with Senate and House leaders pointing fingers and casting blame on which chamber bears responsibility for the fact that a special session is likely to be called.

Created on May 30, 2017 | Last updated May 31, 2017

Call Today! Last Chance to Impact Library Legislation

It is the last week of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and we are down to the wire! 

Two library-related bills are on the House Calendar tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23 which is the last day the House may pass Senate bills.

Please call your representative today and ask that they vote FOR these bills. Here’s the link to find out who represents you.

Created on May 22, 2017 | Last updated May 22, 2017

Support Library Funding: Contact TX Senators Cornyn & Cruz Today!

May 19 is the deadline for US Senators to sign the letters supporting LSTA and IAL funding.

Thanks to your efforts generating support in the House of Representatives for FY 2018 LSTA and IAL funding in the form of Member signatures on our champions’ “Dear Appropriator” letters, we succeeded in topping last year’s signer totals by 14% for IAL and a fabulous 64% for LSTA, netting a full third of all House Members on each letter! 

Created on May 9, 2017 | Last updated May 09, 2017

TLA Statement on President Trump's Proposal to Eliminate Federal Library Funding

To fund increased military spending and tax cuts, President Trump’s America First: A Budget to Make America Great Again eliminates funding for libraries and museums, as well as arts, humanities and cultural programs. Collectively, these programs account for less than 0.5% of the national budget.

Created on Mar 17, 2017 | Last updated March 20, 2017


Fundraising for Libraries and Library Support Groups

Local Foundation Libraries (by city)


Grants Center
801 S. Fillmore, Ste. 700
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 376-4521

Created on Dec 3, 2012 | Last updated August 24, 2017
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