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Freinds Gathering

Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Middletown Thrall Library

Speaker Dana Lee Willbanks, Public Information Specialist with the Albany Public Library will address the topic  Followers, Tweets & Hashtags - Social Media 101.  For more information, view the flyer.  To register, click here.

FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award

The Friends of Libraries Section of the New York Library Association (NYLA) is proud to continue the long-standing tradition of the Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award.  The annual recognition has been given every year since 1993 by the Empire Friends Roundtable, now the Friends of Libraries Section. The Casey Award honors a volunteer member or a group of the library community whose efforts have contributed to the growth of libraries or Friends of the Library organizations. The  deadline for submission of nominations for this prestigious award is Saturday,  July 1, 2017. It's not too soon to be thinking about a worthy recipient.  The nomination form is available here.

Friends Resources

Friends News and Notes - Laest edition of the NYLA FLS Newsletter Vol 3 #1 December 2016
Click here for Friends News and Notes archive
NYLA Friends of Libraries Section
Association of Library, Trustees, Advocates, Firends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
United for Libraries (Friends/Trustees/Advocacy Branch of American Library Association
Building an Effective Friends Group (Mid-Hudson Library System [MHLS])
MHLS Friends Group Resources
Libraries Need Friends:  A Toolkit to create Friends Groups or to Revitalize the One You Have (Sally Gardener Reed, Executive Director, United for Libraries)

RCLS Member Library Friends Groups