For immediate release | November 6, 2018

National Friends of Libraries Week Award applications due Dec. 4

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Applications for United for Libraries' National Friends of Libraries Week Award are due Dec. 4, 2018.

United for Libraries coordinated the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2018. Libraries and Friends across the country celebrated with city and statewide proclamations, and events including fundraisers, membership drives, author signings, and more. Two Friends groups will receive the National Friends of Libraries Week Award, $250 each, in honor of their celebrations during the week.

Applications must include 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.

Applicants will be notified of their status on or before Dec. 18, 2018. For more information, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.


Jillian Wentworth

Manager of Marketing & Membership

United for Libraries