Evy Nordley Award Finalists Announced

The 2011 Award Finalists

hot-reads.JPGHot Reads for Cold Nights 2011 at Red Wing Public Library
The Friends of the Red Wing Library

This winter-time program offers interesting and relevant author programs, 'reader bags' for the first 60 people that sign up, monthly literary contests and lots of opportunities to win prizes! The program was offered free and open to the public.

building-it-1.JPGBuilding It Together
The Friends of St. Michael—Albertville—Hanover Library

The fundraising drive called “Building It Together” is a combined effort of the Friends of the St. Michael Library, the Friends of the Senior Center and involved citizens who, like you, live or work in this community and care about the future of our towns. The program has a site that shows each item purchased or built by the donations made by citizens.

bookit_postcard.jpgBook It: The Party!
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
The Friends launched a new series of social events which combine friendly competitions, world-class food, cocktails, art and music. Designed to bring young professionals into the Library, “Book It: The Party” provides guests an opportunity to meet new people, explore the library, and give something back to the Library and the City in which they live and work.

AWARD FINALISTS will present their Friends of the Library Project at the MLA Conference in Duluth on Library Friends Day October 13

The Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) will spotlight exceptional projects made possible by Friends of Libraries from January 2010 to July 2011 and will present The Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by Friends of Libraries. Learn ways to plan, implement and evaluate library Friends' activities. Take away useful, replicable ideas from presentations by three Friends of the Library groups. Honoring these Award Finalists, MALF will present a plaque and $1,000 to the award-winning Friends organization and $250 to two Friends groups receiving a Certificate of Recognition. A panel of judges decided award-winners in August and we celebrate the big reveal in October.

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