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Deadline for ‘Friends of Libraries Week Award’ Extended!

ufldownload.jpgDid your Friends group pull off a highly successful fundraiser or membership drive this fall in conjunction with National Friends of Libraries week? If so, United for Libraries has a little something to belatedly add to your list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

United for Libraries, MALF’s national counterpart, has just pushed back the deadline for Friends of Libraries Week Award entries a full month – to Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Friends of Libraries Week is an opportunity each October for libraries to take time to show their appreciation for  their Friends groups, but also offers a perfect platform for Friends to stage their biggest and most ambitious annual programs.

This eponymous Award targets the second of these. If you were moved to do something particularly exciting or innovative over Friends of Libraries Week 2013 (October 20-26), United for Libraries wants to hear about it. Applicants need only provide a one- or two-page summary of their October activities. Judging will be based “on creativity and innovation; involvement of Friends, library staff, Trustees, and/or advisory committee; recognition of Friends group; and promotion of Friends group to the community, school, students, and/or faculty.” The winner will receive a small monetary prize. 

Visit their website for more details. You can read about previous years’ winners here.