The United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant sponsored by ThriftBooks enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be first-time attendees, and must be active in their public library Friends group. The winner will receive a grant of $1000, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration.
Given annually to recognize Friends groups and library Foundations for outstanding efforts to support their library. Submission are due by Sept. 30, 2022. Three groups will receive $1,000 each.
Friends groups are recognized each year for outstanding efforts to promote and celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week in October. Applications are due in December. Winners receive a small financial award and certificate.