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National Friends of Libraries Week

Oct. 20 - 26, 2019

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2019. The celebration offers an opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership.

Join the celebration:

  • RSVP on Facebook.
  • Share the event on your group and library Facebook pages.
  • Share your ideas, tell United for Libraries what you are doing, and network with other Friends groups and libraries in the National Friends of Libraries Week community in ALA Connect. If you do not have an ALA website login, you can create a login and then return to ALA Connect to join the free National Friends of Libraries Week community. See below for more information on the resources available from Maryland State Library for through United for Libraries!
  • Apply for the National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.
  • Statewide Group Members – download FREE “Friend Your Library” poster and bookmark files to customize for your library and/or Friends Group.

March 15 is the deadline for applying for the $500 Mary Lou Dewey Grant to support citizen awareness ad involvement in Maryland Libraries. Complete your application today!

Citizens for Maryland Libraries is pleased to be sponsoring a pre-conference at the Maryland Library Association Conference on Wednesday, May 1 from 9:00 – 12:00. ...Library Friends and Foundation Members are Confident Marketers? Featuring tips by marketing experts Victoria Falcon, Robin Truslow and Laura Allison.

At 4:30 on May 1, the CML Awards will be presented at the opening general session, which features keynote Patrick Lee, President of Chesapeake Think Tank. We hope you can join us! For more information and to register, view the MLA Program.

The Maryland State Library has partnered with United for Libraries to provide all Maryland Trustees, Friends groups, and library directors/staff with access to the wealth of resources and member publications offered by United for Libraries. Find out more...

Citizens for Maryland Libraries works to build greater public awareness of the need for and services of our Maryland libraries. It is:

  • a strong statewide network of individuals and organizations - people who value Maryland libraries; and
  • the major voice of citizen advocates for library service and libraries across the state of Maryland.

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