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Legislative Library Day 2017 was on February 16, and library supporters from across the state came to Frankfort meeting with their legislators. 

Room 113 of the Capitol Annex was our base of operations starting at 8:30 am. Library friends, trustees, and staff will gathered there before and after visiting their legislators.


Library Friends wear yellow to show their support of libraries
Friends Wear Yellow
Wear Yellow!!

We reminded our legislators of the importance of public libraries to our communities and spoke with them about proposed legislation that would affect libraries. Participants wore YELLOW, the color that indicates support for public libraries. For each legislator, the Friends of Kentucky Libraries provided a packet of yellow M&Ms with the message “Support Libraries”. Our members delivered the M&Ms personally during their visits.

M&Ms for Legislators

For those who made the trip to Frankfort the day before Legislative Library Day or for those who live close by, there was an Orientation Session the afternoon before at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, in downtown Frankfort. During this meeting, the Kentucky Public Library Association’s Advocacy Committee let us all know what to expect on Legislative Library Day and will briefed us on bills proposed to date that could have significant impact on public libraries.

If you were unable to attend Library Legislative Day this year, we hope you will make plans to attend next year. Contact your local Friends of Kentucky Libraries Chapter to learn more!


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