2024 Library Legislative Day

Let your voice be heard and advocate for libraries at the Florida Capitol on Library Legislative Day! Join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 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, January 23, Schedule:

Time Activity Location
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Legislative Reception, sponsored by

(Two drink tickets and hors-d'oeuvres)

Old Florida Capitol Museum
Senate Chamber
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399


Wednesday, January 24 Schedule:

Time Activity Location
8:30 am – 9:15 am

FLA Members’ Legislative Briefing
(Breakfast on your own)

  • Materials Pick-up
  • Welcome: Douglas Crane, FLA President
  • Platform Overview: Winona Patterson, Chair, Advocacy and Legislative Committee
  • Legislative Overview: Katie Flury, GrayRobinson
  • Final Remarks: TBD

116 Knott Building
W. St Augustine Street
Tallahassee FL 32301

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

Florida Capitol Building

State Library Capitol Branch

7th Floor
9:30 am – 5 pm

*FLA Attendees’ Legislative Appointments
(made in advance)

The Capitol

*FLA attendees can make legislative appointments earlier than 9:30 am if that is the best time for elected officials.

Library Day Locations

The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399
Old Florida Capitol Museum
400 South Monroe 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 - The hotel block is closed. If you need accommodations in Tallahassee, please contact Jenny at [email protected] or 850-270-9205.

Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Central Reservations Link  (2.7 miles from Florida Capitol)
1330 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Room rate: $189/night, king or queen beds
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Four restaurants either on-site or a short walk from the hotel
Deadline for discounted rate: Monday, December 11, 2023

Advocacy Tools and Resources

Can't make it to Library Day?


2024 FLA Legislative Platform

2024 FLA Library Day One-Pager

Legislator Contact Information

Legislator Appointment Setting Templates

Master Legislative 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 COMING SOON

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 Members Represent

Florida Legislators by County COMING SOON

Career Online High School Infographic & Testimonials