WE FIGHT FOR LONG-TERM PUBLIC FUNDING FOR STRONG LIBRARIES
Friends’ Advocacy Program educates the public about major issues regarding library funding, locally, state-wide and nationally. At times, Friends will take a position on a legislative matter and encourage Library supporters to take action as well. At those times, we will post information on this page and issue an Action Alert. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter!
San Francisco Library Preservation Fund
San Francisco’s successful Library Preservation Fund developed by Friends and overwhelmingly supported by San Francisco voters (twice!), has been the key to long-term stable financing and the overall infrastructure health of SFPL outside the usual short-term constraints of annual budget fights. The Library Preservation Fund is currently 42% of San Francisco Public Library’s annual budget, a critical foundation that allows for increased programs, events, book collections, latest technology, free Wi-Fi, and dedicated space for communities. Friends will again be on the campaign trail in the coming years to make sure San Franciscans see the wise investment they have made through the Library Preservation Fund, appreciate its financial value, and continue its electoral support. Please visit our Advocacy page frequently and sign up for updates to keep informed. on ways you can help us in these endeavors.
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