2020 Library Day

Let your voice be heard and advocate for libraries at the Florida Capitol on Library Day!  Join us on Wednesday, January 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, January 21, Tentative Schedule:

Time Activity Location
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm    In-Person FLA Board Meeting

Mission San Luis 

2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Legislative Reception

(Reception-style food & beverage included!)

Sittig Hall @ Klemen Plaza (near Harry's Seafood) 

301 S Bronough St; Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Wednesday, January 22 
Tentative Schedule: 

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

FLA Members’ Legislative Briefing
(Breakfast on your own)

  • Welcome: Eric Head, FLA President
  • Florida Humanities Council Presentation
  • Advocacy Presentation: David Lusk, Key Advocacy
  • Platform Overview: Renae Rountree, Chair Advocacy Committee
  • Legislative Overview: Robert Stuart, Jr., GrayRobinson

Sittig Hall @ Klemen Plaza (near Harry's Seafood) 

301 S Bronough St; Tallahassee, Florida 32301

9:15 am - 4:30 pm War Room Open until 4:30 pm
(Materials, Refreshments available)
House Office Building, Room 28
9:15 am – 4:30 pm

*FLA Attendees’ Legislative Appointments
(made in advance)

Visit Capitol Branch Library (on your own)

The Capitol

The Capitol 7th Floor
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open House at State Library
(Attendees welcome between Appointments!)
R.A. Gray Building - Division of Library & Info Services


12: 30 pm - 2:30 pm

House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee Meeting

Join us as audience members for this important appropriations subcommittee meeting!


Sumner Hall 404 HOB

3:30 pm - Until Completion

House - 9th Day of Regular Session

Meet at the gallery to watch Representatives debate bills and recognize special guests.


*FLA attendees can make legislative appointments earlier than 9:00 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


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

Hotel Information

Cut off date: January 1, 2020
SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central
(3 miles east of Capitol off Apalachee Pkwy)
1300 Executive Center Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Room Block: $159+tax, King or 2-Queen available
Free High Speed Internet
Free Breakfast
Free Parking

Call Marriott reservation line at 888-236-2427 or call the hotel directly at 850-325-1103 and mention you are with the FL Library Association for the special rate!

Advocacy Tools and Resources

Can't make it to Library Day? Participate Virtually using ENGAGE!

2020 FLA Legislative Platform

Legislator Contact Information here

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 - 2020.pdf

FL House & Senate Leadership

Florida Legislators by County

Career Online High School Infographic & Testimonials

COMING SOON: Materials & Leave-Behinds

For a look back on last year, listen to the 2019 Webinar:

2019 FLA Pre-Library Day Webinar (recorded 1/29/19)
   - Power Point Presentation, Pre-Library Day Webinar