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FOLIO AWARDS

       FOLIO offers several opportunities for Oklahoma Library Friends Groups.

        

BEST FRIENDS (presented in Spring)
FOLIO presents two awards of $500 each to Oklahoma Friends groups that demonstrate exemplary success in support of their local library. To be eligible, the Friends Group must have paid membership dues for the year of the award. Further information and criteria are on the application.


2022 Best Friends Awards

 -Stilwell Public Library Friends Society, Stilwell

         

       Friends of Libraries Week Awards (presented in Fall)

FOLIO offers two awards  of $200 each for Oklahoma Friends in recognition of activities celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week, held annually in October. To be eligible, the Friends Group must have paid membership dues to FOLIO. Further information and criteria are on the application.
Friends Week ideas:
http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek


       2021 Friends of Libraries Week Awards    
 


SEED GRANTS (available year-round)
FOLIO offers Seed Grants of up to $425 each to help with forming, reorganizing, or revitalizing of a Friends group to support a local library. Grants can help with the possible legal expenses of incorporation the creation and duplication of promotional and communication materials. Organizational tools for and   
Friends groups:
http://www.ala.org/united/friends/orgtools

2022 Seed Grant

 Friends of the McLoud Public Library

             
       HALL OF FAME (presented in Spring)
   
The FOLIO Hall of Fame Committee honors outstanding and dedicated service to Friends of     Libraries in Oklahoma, Inc. Nominations are made and voted upon by FOLIO board members.        Names are inscribed on a plaque in the foyer of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries,  Oklahoma         City.

   In 2019, FOLIO created the FOLIO Hall of Fame Laurel Wreath Award in recognition and        appreciation of exceptional and continuing leadership and service to FOLIO.

       
2022 HALL OF FAME AWARD
       
- Eugene Earsom


 FOLIO Hall of Fame members and history