National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

The 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week will be held Oct. 15-21, 2017. 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 2016, 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.



Download the 2017 National Friends of Libraries Week Award application and release

Applications must be received by Dec. 4, 2017. Applicants will be notified on or before Dec. 18, 2017.

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