Frances B. Reid Group Awards

There will be no award in this category in 2018 but please check back next year to share your successes with Friends across the state.

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. 


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 (see for Membership form).
bullet Recognized accomplishments of the group must be made (or started/finished) during the current/recent July-to-June year.
bullet Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form. They should include appropriate complementary materials such as newspaper articles, letters of commendation, pictures, etc.
bullet Nominations should be mailed/emailed as specified on the Reid Award form below.
bullet Applications will be judged by a panel of peer Friends and the awards, including a $300 check to first place winners and a framed recognition certificate, will be presented at the FONCPL Annual Meeting/Recognition Luncheon in the fall.

Click here for examples of past award winners.