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, 2013, and 2014, two groups were awarded $250 each.
The next National Friends of Libraries Week will be held Oct. 18-24, 2015. 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 2015 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards will be available in August 2015.
Learn more about award winners: