Annual Meeting

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries will hold its Annual Meeting Saturday November 3, 2018 at the Forsyth County Central Library in Winston-Salem, NC. Registration form (PDF).

All Friends are encouraged to come to meet and greet Friends from across the state and to share ideas on all aspects of our organization.  And most fun of all, is the awarding of the Frannie Ashburn Volunteer of the Year Awards. (FONCPL will not present Frances B. Reid Awards in 2018.) If you entered, your Friends might be the winners. You know you want to hear about their projects and endeavors on behalf of their local Friends groups.

The Agenda

The theme this year is Friends 'Beeing' Friends with the 'Buzz' of information on how Friends can have many opportunities to be Friends to their libraries and community. Our discussion topics will suggest ideas about advocacy and support for the state library and your local Friends group.

There will be two speakers from the state of North Carolina Library. Jennifer Sackett will speak on behalf of North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA). Lynda Reynolds will speak for the State Library and share information about the State Library and state aid funding. Lynda is the new Public Library Management Consultant , NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources and the liaison for FONCPL.

Our guest author is Charlie Lovett. Lovett is a strong supporter of libraries and a very knowledgeable speaker. He is the author of The Bookman's Tale, First Impressions, The Lost Book of the Grail and more.