Tell Congress to invest in libraries

On March 28, 2022, the President released his proposed budget spending requests for FY23, which includes federal funding amount for libraries.

ALA is officially launching their annual FY2023 #FundLibraries Campaign!  This year the campaign kickoff coincides with National Library Week (April 3-9) – a perfect opportunity to remind leaders that libraries need federal funding.  
Delaware leaders recognize Delaware Libraries with House Concurrent Resolution 67.  Recognizing April 3rd – 9th as “National Library Week” in the State of Delaware.







Federal Funding for Libraries FY2023

Delaware Libraries Factsheet 2022

Overall Federal Appropriations process FY23


For FY2023, ALA is asking congressional appropriators to include funding of at least $206 million for LSTA and $50 million for IAL.  You can make a difference!  Will you contact Delaware members of Congress and ask them to sign onto the Dear Appropriator letters?

The Dear Appropriator letters have begin circulating this week in both the House and Senate.  The FY2023 budget will include the designated amounts that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will be able to grant to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), along with the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program through the U.S. Department of Education, which supports school libraries and other literacy-related organizations.

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