2023 FOCL Award Winners

The Friends of Connecticut Libraries are pleased to announce the 2023 FOCL Award winners. The awards will be presented at the FOCL Annual meeting to be held on June 10, 2023 at the Avon Public Library starting at 9:30 a.m.

Group Awards are given to The Friends of the East Hampton Public Library and The Friends of the Farmington Library. A Focused Project is given the Friends of the Meriden Library.

Individual Achievement Awards are given to Janet Witty of East Haddam, Pat Pierce of Seymour, Mimi Greenlee of Westport and Ashwinee Sadanand of New Britain.

The Avon Public Library is located at 281 Country Club Road, Avon CT 06001. The meeting is free however you must register by June 1, 2023. You can register by contacting Debbie Misiaszek at 860-881-7144 or email misiaszekd@comcast.net.

The featured speaker is Susan Schonberger, local author and winner of the Gold Medal for Popular Fiction. Susan will have books for sale and signing.


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

e-mail: pamela.monahan64@gmail.com.

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