For immediate release | November 19, 2012

United for Libraries accepting National Friends of Libraries Week Award applications through Dec. 3

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present two awards of $250 to Friends of the Library groups for activities held during National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 21-27, 2012).

National Friends of Libraries Week was celebrated all over the country with proclamations, membership drives, volunteer appreciation luncheons, special author events and more. The annual event, now in its seventh year, offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Friends groups use the time to creatively promote their group in the community, to raise awareness and to promote membership. In addition, libraries and Boards of Trustees recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

National Friends of Libraries Week Award winners will also receive a free copy of “Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books” by Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya (Dial/Random House, 2012). Application materials are available on the United for Libraries website. Entries are due by Dec. 3, 2012. Past winning entries may also be viewed on the website.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160