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Evy Nordley Award Application Window Closes June 17

Submit your application today for MALF’s flagship prize, the Evy Nordley Award for ‘Best Project by Friends of the Library.’

Each year, we recognize original ideas and innovative projects created by Friends with this first-of-its-kind honor. Any Friends-supported project is eligible for consideration, provided project implementation began after January 1 of the preceding year (in this case, 2015). Examples include print publications, programming events, membership drives, fundraising campaigns, and digital initiatives.

Entry submission is free, but participation requires a current MALF membership. (Contestants unaffiliated with MALF are welcome to submit membership application and annual dues along with their Evy Nordley entry materials.) All entries for the 2016 cycle must be postmarked by Friday, June 17.

Each cycle, three finalists will be notified over the summer and invited to give a ten-minute presentation describing the design, development and impact of their Friends effort at the annual fall Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference. The winner will be announced at this time, and be awarded $1,000. Runners-up will receive $250 and a framable Certificates of Recognition.