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Frances B. Reid Group 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 was 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.

On August 13, 2022, the FONCPL Board elected to discontinue this award due to lack of interest/participation.

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