National Friends of Libraries Week

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 18th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 15-21, 2023. 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.

NEW: Get Ready for National Friends of Libraries Week!

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern | 6:00 p.m. Central | 5:00 p.m. Mountain | 4:00 p.m. Pacific | 3:00 p.m. Alaska 

This webinar will be recorded and available to watch on-demand.

Library Friends groups of all sizes will learn new and innovative ideas for celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week. Find out how to kick off your planning, what free materials are available to download, and how to engage your library and community.

Explore more ideas and resources:

National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

For more information, visit the National Friends of Libraries Week Award page.

Free 2022 Recorded webinar - Friendraising & Fundraising Ideas for Friends Groups and Libraries of All Sizes

Hear from Friends of the Library groups across the country about their unique and scalable fundraisers and how they work with the library to raise funds and support. A Q&A session will follow. The recording of this webinar is presented free to all. View the recording of this webinar.

Future Dates for National Friends of Libraries Week

  • Oct. 20-26, 2024
  • Oct. 19-25, 2025