Frances B. Reid Friends Group of the Year Award

Frances B. Reid was the guiding force in organizing and establishing the Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries (FONCPL) organization in 1980. As a consultant in Library Development at the NC State Library, she encouraged volunteers, helped draft organization bylaws and was always there when questions needed answers. She exhibited wit and wisdom that was needed to bring FONCPL into fruition. We recognize our debt of gratitude to her by the establishment of the annual Frances B. Reid awards, given to outstanding Friends groups in our state.

Friends Group of the Year is awarded to a single Friends group who made a significant contribution to their community in the past calendar year by supporting one or more libraries through contributions, advocacy, and volunteer services and by supporting reading and life-long learning.

Your Friends group must current on dues to Friends of the North Carolina Public Libraries (FONCPL) at the time that this application is received. Membership forms are on our website:

Winner receives a certificate and will be featured in the FONPL newsletter and on the FONCPL website for a year.

Please complete the application form and submit it with a cover letter recounting the contributions of your organization. Include pictures and supporting documentation such as news articles, printed programs, testimonials, etc. (if any).

Email copy of application, cover letter and documentation as an attachment to:

Donna Morgan at