Posted on 23 June 2008.
The Library Friends Roundtable of the New York Library Association – Empire Friends – won the Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) award for the best State Friends celebration of National Friends of Library Week 2007! The Empire Friends will use their award to “pay it forward” and offer $100 awards for the best Friends group celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week 2008 in New York State. National Friends of Libraries Week 2008 will be October 19-25. There will be three awards of $100 each for the best celebration by a small Friends group affiliated with a public library (fewer than 300 members), a large Friends group (more than 300 members), and a non-public library Friends group (school, college, university, or special library Friends). Stay tuned for more details but start planning now! Sample NFLW resources – press release, letter to the editor, proclamation, and bookmarks – are available from the FOLUSA web site
(From the MHLS Bulletin, 06/24/08)