Depending on your available time and situation in your community, you may choose to send a news release announcing this event in your local paper(s). Use this news release or create your own. Your final release should be double spaced.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
[listening session coordinator name, phone and e-mail address]
[Name of library] To Host Library Issues Listening Session
The [name of library] will host a Library Listening Session with area candidates for the state legislature on [insert date, time, place]. The purpose of the listening session is to give local library users a chance to discuss the value of library service and the challenges of meeting the increased demand for these services.
According to [listening session coordinator], "The importance of library service to the quality of life in this state is an issue that cannot be ignored in an election year. We know that library users tend to be voters, and this forum gives them a chance to meet face-to-face with legislative candidates and share their concerns."
[Listening session coordinator] reports that the following candidates have been invited: [list names of candidates and the races in which they are running]. Of those, [list names] have confirmed their attendance so far.
(Optional) Each attendee will receive a free decal or button "Support Wisconsin Libraries: Keep Us All in a Better State" decal or button, courtesy of the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries.