Legislative Issues

As the voice for Illinois libraries and the millions who depend on them, the Illinois Library Association engages in a vigorous and proactive legislative advocacy progam. Working with our Public Policy Committee and legislative consultant, the association monitors current legislative issues that affect libraries on the state and federal level, proposes and supports legislation favorable to libraries, and opposes legislation detrimental to libraries.

On the federal level, we work closely with the American Library Association's Washington Office and Office for Library Advocacy to align our messaging and efforts.


Want to get involved? Look through the legislative issues listed here or on the 2020 "palm card," and contact your elected officials.

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iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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