Library Legislative Day

Library Legislative Day 2020 is cancelled.


Each year during the legislative session, MLA & ITEM invite members and library supporters from across Minnesota to the annual statewide library advocacy event to meet with elected officials at The Capitol. We need supporters from across the state to voice their experience with libraries and the need to keep Minnesota libraries strong.

Activities begin the evening before Library Legislative Day with a briefing from the lobbyist on current issues. This is a time to hear the current situation at the legislature, hear overview of any bills that affect libraries, meet other advocates, and ask questions. This verbal report will get you motivated and prepared to speak with your representatives. Documents that list the bill numbers, copies of the current legislative priorities, and supporting documents are available.

The briefing repeats the following morning of Legislative Day. Following the morning briefing is our major in-person advocacy day. Contact your regional library system for information on scheduling an in-person appointment with your officials.

Can't make it to the Capitol? You can still participate through Virtual Legislative Week.