National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

The 10th annual National Friends of Libraries Week will be held Oct. 18-24, 2015. 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. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, 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 for the 2015 National Friends of Libraries Week Award must be received by Dec. 2, 2015. Applicants will be notified on or before Dec. 18, 2015.

Download the 2015 National Friends of Libraries Week Award application


Learn more about award winners:

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