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The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) has made advocacy and government relations one of its highest priorities. The MLA serves as the primary voice and advocate for libraries, librarians, library support staff, and the publics they serve in Minnesota.


MLA’s advocacy goals include:

  • Securing funding to provide quality library services for all Minnesota citizens
  • Advocating for intellectual freedom and opposing library censorship
  • Educating library advocates and elected officials about the value of libraries to education, economic development and as community centers and destination points

Review our current legislative documents » 

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

Libraries Transform Minnesota

Libraries Transform is an American Library Association (ALA) initiative to increase public awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library professionals. 

In addition to the marketing materials available on the ALA Libraries Transform website, the Minnesota Library Association created a Minnesota branded version of the Libraries Transform logo. Use it on your library website or print posters to display at your library.

JPG Logos (for web or letterhead, etc.)

PNG Logos (for transparent use on top of a color like a PowerPoint slide with background color)

EPS Vector Logos (for large format printing (e.g. poster size)

Additional Resources

Libraries Transform Toolkit 
“Because 5 out of 5 doctors agree reading aloud to children supports brain development.” Download posters, postcards, and bookmarks with statements about why Libraries are transforming, Get tips for implementing the campaign at your local library, and sign up to receive updates about the campaign. 


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