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 Legislative Breakfast Toolkit
A suggested timeline for planning your breakfast

  • Local committees form and have first meetings
  • Schedule event dates, typically Fridays, 8-9am, between the end of January and early March
  • Determine host libraries
  • Contact area legislators for availability
  • Inform MBLC and Legislative Committee of confirmed dates and locations


  • Meet with host libraries to discuss menu, set up, programs, reimbursement, etc.
         Menus can be anything from continental breakfast to full sit down offerings, depending on host library and budget. 
  • Send out fund raising letters to Friends Groups/Trustees    
  • Confirm speakers for programs, including MBLC
  • Prepare invitations and programs for printing. Include Library Legislative Day date on program.
  • Plan press releases and other PR
  • Send out invitations
  • Fundraising reminders
  • Record RSVPs
  • Stay in contact with legislators and others who have agreed to speak
  • Send out PR
  • Prepare sign in sheets for attendees.  Prepare other handouts. MBLC will bring agenda copies and other materials
Post Breakfast
  • Reimburse host libraries
  • Inform MBLC and Legislative Committee of attendance
  • Ask host library directors to send thank you notes to legislators
  • Send “thank yous” to host libraries

Helpful Resources

Fundraising Letters: 
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