Annual Friends of Connecticut Libraries Awards 2024

Dear Friends Group:

The Friends of Connecticut Libraries is pleased to invite all of our Friends Groups to participate in our 2024 awards. This is an opportunity to recognize talented people in your organization or the entire Friends group and nominate them for one of the Friends of Connecticut Libraries Awards.

Did your group try something new this year? Did you realize a major goal? Do you know of people who made things happen or provided extraordinary support to your Friends organization? It is a wonderful way to honor your members who work hard and effectively for your organization.

The awards will be presented at our annual meeting on June 15, 2024 at the Avon Public Library in Avon.  The winning Friends will receive this recognition in the company of people who understand and personify dedicated library service.

You know who has performed activities to support your library. Please tell us about these wonderful accomplishments. It is a competition for these awards, but you'll never know how you will do unless you submit an entry. Time is on your side – forms must be postmarked by April 30, 2024, but don’t set it aside too long. We can never thank our volunteers enough!

The Awards form is enclosed but also available at  The completed form should be mailed as directed; please note we are requesting that the summary (no more than 1,000 words) be submitted electronically in a word processing format.

If you have any questions regarding the awards, please do not hesitate to call me at 203-525-5674 or write me at


Since 1983, FOCL has been recognizing outstanding local Friends organizations, groups and individuals in Connecticut. We believe it is important to recognize those who have provided dedicated service to their libraries at our annual meeting each June. The awards serve as an opportunity for our membership to publicly thank groups and individuals to whom they owe so much.

The awards are selected from three population groups and have three categories:

  • Friends Group Award: Focused on the total effort (breadth and depth) of the Friends group
  • Individual Achievement Award: Given to one or two individuals for exceptional service including lifetime achievement
  • Focused Project Award: A project usually accomplished or orchestrated by a small group or committee

Stay tuned for more information on our annual meeting where we will be announcing the award recipients! 

FOCL Awards Letter 

FOCL Awards Form

Other FOCL Awards:

For early inquiries and questions: 

Pam Monahan 

53 Conrad Street, Apt. 31B

Naugatuck, CT 06770

Phone: 203-525-5674


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