Examples of FONCPL Award Winners

These are examples of recent award winners, and the examples might be useful for people considering submitting an application.

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Frances B. Reid Group Awards

Randolph County Public Library

Randolph Reads - Invisible Man. School system had banned the book from the school system. Wanted to get a better image for the community and an opportunity to talk about race relations.
1. held book discussions at library
2. participated in Art exhibits, Jazz concerts, lectures on censorship
3. sponsored the community wrap-up at the library

Friends sponsored a Trivia Night as a Fundraising event. $50 tickets included dinner and a chance for community people to test their knowledge of famous books.
Brought the Fabulous Beekman Boys in to speak for Annual Meeting and gained new members.
Partnered with a local assisted living facility to Host "Jazz and Juleps" to raise funds for literacy outreach.
Friends brought author, "Miss Julia" Ann B. Ross for an afternoon. 16 sponsors provided door prizes and sold author's books.

Hoke County Public Library

"A small group with a large dream" to fund a Bookmobile!
Hold book sale during NC Turkey Festival selling tee shirts with Friends logo.
The Rogue Rollergirls invited Friends to become one of their charities and received a check.
Hold Annual "Boogie in the Books" with live band, line dancers and a cake walk.
Friends joined staff in the United Way spelling bee dressed in Black and Yellow bee costumes.
Furnished hats, gloves, jewelry, scarves for dress-up for the Mommy and Me Reading Club participants.
Sponsored 2 "Meet the Author" events. Honored staff with a Christmas Luncheon and gifts.
Visited with new county commissioners to lobby for the bookmobile and received an official letter of support.

J. Hoyt Hayes Memorial Troutman Branch Library

Honored volunteers with an annual Appreciation Dinner
Funded the Movie Licensing for the year
Funded the purchase of a DVD player and speakers.
Funded and worked the Halloween Trick-or-Treat for children, a Polar Express program for children, the Gingerbread House Making, thr Cake Decorating Program, and the Teen Book Club.
Hosted the "Love Your Library" fundraising program during month of February to procure needed supplies.
Organized, funded and assisted in creation of Community Garden with plaque.
Members lead a weekly adult book club.
All is supported with publicity galore!

Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries

Funded a brand new program called the ACPL Zoom Pass program that partners with local organizations and museums that give free admission to library patrons. Currently patrons can receive free passes to the Children's Museum of Alamance County, NC Zoo, Aquatic Center, and the Conservators Center. This is made possible by donations given these organizations by the Friends. Last year 2,154 passes were checked out and is growing.

Friends fund most of the programs at the library with over 37,000 people attending programs at the library last year.
Friends sort and shelve the over 60,000 donated books each year for the book sales.

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