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Help amplify the reach and impact of libraries in 2024!

Through the joint efforts of TLA and supporters like you, we amplify the impact of libraries across the state each day. Our mission goes beyond numbers. Our aim is to empower libraries, and the communities they serve, ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging and has access to the resources they need.

But to continue our work, we need your support. A donation from you, in this season of giving, can help us further strengthen our organization and continue to provide invaluable resources to our members. Remember, we are stronger together, and every donation, no matter the size, makes a significant impact on our association as we continue to be there for you and all our members.

Whitten Intellectual Freedom Fund

Libraries across Texas are facing unprecedented numbers of challenges to books and materials,  and books are being removed from library shelves without going through established reconsideration processes. Librarians are under tremendous pressure and TLA is committed to doing whatever we can to fight these censorship efforts. We’ve established an Intellectual Freedom Helpline to connect librarians who have questions or are facing a challenge with other librarians who can offer support and resources. TLA also launched Texans for the Right to Read, a grassroots coalition that opposes widespread, coordinated efforts to apply subjective criteria to ban books across the state.

Legislation restricting what students can be taught about our country’s complex history, and restricting what books they can read, is being passed around the country; and we will see similar proposals before the Texas Legislature when it convenes in January 2023. We need your support to continue to advocate for the right to read. Please consider making a donation to the Whitten Fund which supports activities that increase attention to, and support of intellectual freedom.

TLA Funds

These funds support innovative association initiatives and activities, and specific programs.


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