The 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week will be held Oct. 20-26, 2019. Two Friends groups will be awarded $250 each in honor of their celebrations during the week.
With the support of the Lana and Michael Porter Foundation, five Friends Groups were awarded $250 each in honor of their celebrations in 2007, 2008, and 2009. From 2010 to 2017, two groups were awarded $250 each.
National Friends of Libraries Week Award applicants must provide a one- to two-page summary of all activities and efforts in conjunction with the celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Applicants will be judged on creativity and innovation; involvement of Friends, library staff, Trustees, and/or advisory committee; recognition of Friends group, and promotion of Friends group to the community, school, students, and/or faculty.
United for Libraries has created a variety of resources to help Friends, Trustees, and library staff celebrate in their community.
Applications must be received by Dec. 4, 2019.
Learn more about award winners: