The Best Friends Awards recognized Friends around the country for their print and electronic materials that promote the group and its special programs and projects. The awards did not evaluate the type or scope of Friends programs, rather the printed materials that promote programs and special projects coordinated by the Friends. The following criteria were evaluated: creativity, visual appeal, effectiveness of communication, and visibility of Friends group. Winners received a certificate of recognition. Winning materials were posted on this website and some were featured in United for Libraries' newsletter, The Voice.
United for Libraries is no longer administering the Best Friends Awards, but award-winning entries can be viewed below.