National Friends of Libraries Week

Oct. 20-26, 2019

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2019. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

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Submit your National Friends of Libraries Week event(s)!

Upcoming Webinar on September 10, 2019 - Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library
More info to come

This webinar offers ideas on how to celebrate the week within your group, library, and community. Hear about National Friends of Libraries Week Award-winning projects. Learn about the ALA Store’s new customizable products designed specifically for Friends.

National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

For more information, visit the National Friends of Libraries Week Award page.

Future dates for National Friends of Libraries Week

  • Oct. 18-24, 2020
  • Oct. 17-23, 2021