National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

National Friends of Libraries Week has caught on and United for Libraries is truly excited about all the wonderful celebrations that have been held. 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. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and two groups were awarded $250 each.

The next National Friends of Libraries Week will be held Oct 19-25, 2014. United for Libraries has created a variety of resources to help Friends, Trustees, and library staff celebrate in their community.

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. 

Applications for the 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards are due Dec. 15, 2014.

Download the application

Download the release form

Learn more about award winners:

2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008     2007