Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 17th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2022. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.
Explore ideas and resources:
- Free 2022 webinar recording: Friendraising & Fundraising Ideas for Friends Groups and Libraries of All Sizes
- Friends Groups
- PR and Marketing Materials (including a sample press release that can be customized for your library/Friends group)
- RSVP to National Friends of Libraries Week on Facebook
- Social Media Materials for Facebook posts/banner, Twitter posts, Instagram, and Pinterest
- Hashtags; #NationalFriendsofLibrariesWeek, #nfolw22, #friendsofthelibrary, #libraryfriends
National Friends of Libraries Week Awards
For more information, visit the National Friends of Libraries Week Award page.
FREE 2019 Recorded Webinar - National Friends of Libraries Week
This webinar offers ideas on how to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week within your group, library, and community. Speakers Judy Bentzen (Friends of the San Juan Island Library) and Katie Norris (Friends of the Charleston Public Library) present on their National Friends of Libraries Week Award-winning projects from previous years. Learn about the ALA Store’s new customizable products designed specifically for Friends. View the recording of this webinar.
Future Dates for National Friends of Libraries Week
- Oct. 15-21, 2023
- Oct. 20-26, 2024
- Oct. 19-25, 2025