Last year alone, Friends of the Library hosted countywide craft expos, video game-a-thon fundraisers, Día de los Muertos celebrations, and even a dog-friendly 5k walk.

None took place here in Minnesota (at least so far as we know!), but we are positive that our Friends of the Library have been no less busy or creative over this past year. MALF wants to hear what you’ve been up to, and our annual Evy Nordley Award is the perfect mechanism for you to share!

Any Friends-supported project is eligible for consideration, provided that (1) project implementation began after January 1, 2022; and (2) either the Friends or their Minnesota library was the primary beneficiary. Top prize is $1,000.

Common project types include special events, successful fundraisers, membership drives, and advocacy campaigns – but the sky is the limit! Click here for more examples, as well as complete details around eligibility.

You have until Friday, July 7 to apply, and the application form will be available at through that date. Finalists will be notified later in the summer and honored during a special fall event (to be announced soon)!

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