Annual FOCL membership drive underway!
Your membership helps FOCL support Friends groups throughout Connecticut
Remember to join/renew if you haven't done so already.
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.
Thank you in advance for your support and for all you do as a Friend of libraries!
Congratulations to the 2019 FOCL Award Winners and Their Libraries!
The Friends of Connecticut Libraries (FOCL) are pleased to announce the 2019 FOCL Award Winners:
Individual Achievement Award
Gert Beckwith of West Haven
Lucia Bloom of Orange
Victoria Fielding of East Hampton
Julianne Konopka of Wethersfield
Deb and Tom Morck of Cheshire
Focused Project Award
Friends of the Essex Library
Friends of the Wolcott Public Library
FOCL Group Award
The Scranton Library Friends from Madison
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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