Save the date: The annual FOCL Conference will be held
on March 23, 2019 at the University of Hartford.
Stay tuned for more details in the near future.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Annual FOCL membership drive
Your membership helps FOCL support Friends groups throughout Connecticut
Join with other Friends groups, libraries, and library advocates to support FOCL’s work on behalf of Friends groups throughout Connecticut. Your membership enables FOCL to compile and share information on all aspects of Friends groups (fundraising, programming, advocacy, membership, volunteering, organization, etc.) through newsletters, workshops, conferences, meetings, the web site, and advisory visits to new Friends groups. Members receive discounted conference registration, the newsletter, and group listing in the directory and calendar. Individual donations may be tax deductible.
Because the cost of providing online and printed resources has risen, there is a small increase in membership fees this year, the first in several years. This will be used to continue to enhance the services FOCL can share with you.
Click http://foclib.org/join-us to join/renew online. Printable forms are also available there. Paper forms are being mailed to the current mailing list, or you can request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support and for all you do as a Friend of libraries!
Congratulations to the 2018 FOCL Award Winners!
Individual Achievement Awards
Linda Chapron, Farmington
Focused Project Awards
Friends of the Case Memorial Library-Orange
Friends of the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme
What is FOCL?
The Friends of Connecticut Libraries (FOCL) is a non-profit organization consisting of local Friends groups, organizations and individual members who believe that libraries are an essential resource for the citizens of our State.
We provide newsletters, workshops, conferences and visitations that support Friends functions such as fundraising, sponsorship of educational and entertainment programs, advocacy for their library, and in-library volunteer work like shelving and data processing.
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