Frances B. Reid Awards

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 by-laws 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. 


bullet Friends groups may be nominated for recognition by any interested person or group
bullet The Friends group nominated must be a member in good standing of FONCPL
bullet Recognized accomplishments of the group must be made (or started/finished) during the current calendar year.
bullet Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form and, if desired, appropriate complimentary materials such as newspaper articles, letters of commendation, pictures, etc., placed in a notebook or folder
bullet Applications will be judged by a panel of peer Friends and the awards, including a $200 check to first place winners and a framed recognition certificate, will be presented at the FONCPL Annual Meeting/Recognition Luncheon in the fall

Share your successes with Friends across the state!  Entries are due by August 31, 2013.  Start now to collate your presentation materials.  Then you will be ready to apply and, of course, collect your award! 

Click here for entry form

2013 Winners were:



bullet Ashe County Friends (West Central)
bullet Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library (Central)
bullet Friends of the Lexington Library (West Central)
bullet Friends of the Wilson County Public Library (North East)

Click here to read all about the 2013 winners!