Library bond issues were successful statewide in the 2022 New Mexico General Election. State General Obligation Bond 2, providing $19,266,000 for public, academic, public school and tribal libraries passed by a margin of 161,818 votes.
The website has charts to show the estimated amounts each library would receive if the bond issue passes. Using this information, libraries can put together how much would be received by each type of library in a community or county.
Libraries can also identify what needs can be addressed with the local allocation. Individual libraries are encouraged to post these facts on social media, as long as it is informational rather than advocacy. See How to Legally Advocate for more information.
Ideas: Need ideas for flyers and bookmarks? Access brochure and bookmark designs from previous years. Download or copy any of the items posted there and print them at your site for distribution in your community. If you design your own graphics or flyers or bookmarks, please share them with us and we will post them on the website.
New Outreach Suggestions: If you have an idea for a resource or graphic that would help you “sell” the GO Bond 2 in your area please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on the Bonds for Libraries website.