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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.


2019 Best Friends Awards
Friends of Peggy Helmerich Library, Tulsa
Friends of Blanchard Library, Blanchard
Honorable Mention: Friends of John F. Henderson Library, Westville and Meeker Friends of the Library, Meeker


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


       2019 Friends of Libraries Week Awards

     Library serving fewer than 10,000, Friends of the Elgin Community Library

Library serving more than 10,000, Friends of the Tulsa City-County Library

SEED GRANTS (available year-round)
FOLIO offers Seed Grants of up to $425 each to help with the formation, 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

2019 Seed Grant

     Friends of Latimer County Public Library, Wilburton, OK

      Friends of Piedmont Library, Piedmont, OK


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.

2019 Hall of Fame Laurel Wreath Awards
Karen Neurohr
Sharon Saulmon