Advocacy and Information


NOTE: Legislation has been filed that could be harmful to School Libraries. HB855 and SB1454, both related to Instructional Materials. You may click on the bill numbers to see the full bill.

Both bills would be harmful to school libraries and school media centers. At this point, FLA does not have an official position, but we will support the Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME) in their opposition to these bills.

As more information becomes available, we will share that through our communications channels as needed. 

At this time, there is no FLA Call to Action. Should that change, we will call on FLA members to assist.


A 2018 Legislative Summary


The 2019 FLA Legislative Platform


State Aid to Libraries


FL Department of State Public Library Construction Grants


The Value of Public Libraries


When we fund libraries...


2018 Election Information

Advocating for Florida libraries is a year-round endeavor.  Gather important library-related data to share with incumbent or new candidates, including these interesting findings from a recent study by The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC:


Florida Library Advocates and Legislators


LSTA Funds Infographic