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.
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. View the recording of this webinar.
Making the Most of National Friends of Libraries Week with Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF)
What is National Friends of Libraries Week, exactly? In short, it is what you make of it! United for Libraries provides Friends with a library of actionable ideas and material templates. Ultimately, though, it falls to organizers in every participating community to determine just how they mark the occasion. View the recording of this 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.
Celebration ideas and resources:
- Sign up to receive editable PR and Marketing Materials, including a sample press release that can be customized for your library/Friends group, and editable promotional flyers.
- Promotional graphics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- RSVP to National Friends of Libraries Week on Facebook
- Buy NFOLW merchandise for your Friends group and/or library
- Ideas for Friends Groups
- Ideas for Libraries
- Hashtags; #NationalFriendsofLibrariesWeek, #nfolw23, #friendsofthelibrary, #libraryfriends
National Friends of Libraries Week Awards
For more information, visit the National Friends of Libraries Week Award page.
Future Dates for National Friends of Libraries Week
- Oct. 20-26, 2024
- Oct. 19-25, 2025