National Friends of Libraries Week

Oct. 18-24, 2020

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 15th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 18-24, 2020. 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)!

FREE Recorded Webinar - National Friends of Libraries Week

This webinar offers ideas on how to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week within your group, library, and community. Speakers Judy Bentzen (Friends of the San Juan Island Library) and Katie Norris (Friends of the Charleston Public Library) present on their National Friends of Libraries Week Award-winning projects from previous years. Learn about the ALA Store’s new customizable products designed specifically for Friends. View the recording of this webinar.

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. 17-23, 2021