2017 Press Releases

Urban Libraries Council Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Defunding of Institute of Museum and Library Services

May 10, 2017
“For 20 years, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has served our nation well, ensuring public libraries, one of our democracy’s critical institutions, have the funding and resources needed to serve people of all races, ethnicities, religions and socio-economic statuses. The president’s proposed cut would hurt the most vulnerable among us, including low-income and marginalized populations served by both rural and urban libraries,” said Michael Sherrod, Executive Board Chair of the Urban Libraries Council.  Read the full release here >>



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Education and Nonprofit Partners Launch Book-Rich Environments Initiative to Boost Educational Opportunity for Children in Public Housing 

January 5, 2017
The Urban Libraries Council  partnered with the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Education (ED), the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), and the National Book Foundation (NBF) to launch the Book-Rich Environment (BRE) Initiative.  Read the full release >>