2023 Library Legislative Day

Let your voice be heard and advocate for libraries at the Florida Capitol on Library Legislative Day! Join us on Wednesday, March 22, to meet with your legislators and let them know how important libraries are to our communities across the state. Take advantage of this hands-on experience to learn the legislative process and effective advocacy.  Library Day is free and open to all library advocates.  



Tuesday, March 21, Schedule:

Time Activity Location
12:30 pm - 2 pm    In-Person FLA Board Meeting

R.A. Gray Building, Room 307

500 S. Bronough St; Tallahassee, Florida 32399

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Legislative Reception, sponsored by  

and co-hosted by FLA and


(Two drink tickets and hors-d'oeuvres)

R.A. Gray Building Lobby 

500 S. Bronough St, Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Wednesday, March 22

Time Activity Location
8:30 am – 9:30 am

FLA Members’ Legislative Briefing
(Breakfast on your own)

  • Materials Pick-up
  • Welcome: Shane Roopnarine, FLA President
  • Platform Overview: Matt Selby, Chair, Advocacy and Legislative Committee
  • Legislative Overview: Robert Stuart, Jr., GrayRobinson
  • Final Remarks: TBD

Sittig Hall
301 S. Bronough St; Tallahassee, Florida 32301

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Work Room Open until 4:30 pm
(Write thank you cards to legislators; Or just rest in between appointments; Light snacks and water available)

Florida Capitol Building

State Library Capitol Branch

7th Floor
9:45 am – 5 pm

*FLA Attendees’ Legislative Appointments
(made in advance)

The Capitol

12 pm – 5 pm Open House at State Library
(Attendees welcome between Appointments!)
R.A. Gray Building - Division of Library & Information Services

*FLA attendees can make legislative appointments earlier than 9:45 am if that is the best time for elected officials.















Library Day Locations

The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399
Division of Library & Information Services
R.A. Gray Building

500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Maps and Directions
Downtown Tallahassee Map
Florida Capitol Map


Kleman Plaza Parking Garage,
306 South Duval St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
$7 per day

Hotel Information


Advocacy Tools and Resources

Can't make it to Library Day? Participate Virtually using OneClick Politics

2023 FLA Legislative Platform

Legislator Contact Information

Legislator Appointment Setting Templates

Master Appointment Calendar  - add your Appointments here so FLA can help you keep track!

10 Strategies for Briefing your Legislator

State Aid Comparisons and Estimates - Comparison of Grant Funding at various appropriations levels

History of Florida State Aid to Public Libraries Funding

FL House & Senate Leadership

FL House and Senate 2022-24 Leadership, Public Library Appropriations Committees, and Counties Their Member Represent

Florida Legislators by County

Career Online High School Infographic & Testimonials

Materials & Leave-Behinds - Coming Soon