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National Friends of Libraries Week

Oct. 21-27, 2018

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2018. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

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, click here to create one 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.

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 (CML) 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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    Joining or renewing membership has never been so easy.  Simply choose "Join" and complete the online application form (or login to renew). Then choose your payment option: online via PayPal, or manual for an invoice in order to send us a check.  You will quickly receive an automated email indicating your membership/payment status.

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