Become a Library Advocate!

You can help libraries across New York State by signing up as Library Advocate with the New York Library Association (NYLA). NYLA will contact Library Advocates via email with Library Alerts – a request for you to contact your legislators in support of libraries on time-sensitive issues. For more information, see the Advocacy page on NYLA’s website. Or sign up right here by submitting this form

Library Value Calculator

Find out how much value you receive from your library by using the Library Value Calculator.

Speak Up for NYS Library Aid 2017

Take two minutes to send your message supporting New York's libraries using NYLA's Online Advocacy Center.

2017 NYS Budget Priority and Resources- Libraries Are Education

Budget Priorities:

  1. Libraries are a key part of our education system - Libraries are education.
  2. Libraries and library systems are models of shared services and collaborative planning.
  3. Pioneer Library System supports bandwidth for everyone.
  4. Libraries have a critical need for increased NYS Construction Aid. 

Click here for a full description of the 2017 budget priorities.

Local Library Advocacy Resource Links

Below are links that provide information regarding library advocacy.

If you’d like to learn about options for public library funding, please consult the Pioneer Library System.