Every year, FOGL offers the following awards, designed to support your friends groups activities, and to help fund your author appearances:
- FOGL AUTHOR APPEARANCE GRANT. This $500 grant is in support of author appearances/events sponsored by local friends groups that are current FOGL members. Proposals must be received by February 28, 2016.
- FOGL's 2016 "BEST FRIEND" AWARD. We seek to recognize those who strengthen Georgia's libraries through their advocacy efforts. To this end, the "Best Friend" award is presented to an exemplary library advocate at our annual membership meeting. Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015.
- FOGL's 2016 "FABULOUS FRIENDS" AWARD. Similar in nature to the above, these outstanding nominees will have made a significant contribution to statewide advocacy efforts on behalf of Georgia's libraries, or will have substantially contributed to the development of their local library or libraries. Deadline for nominations is also December 31, 2015.
As of today's date, we have yet to receive any applications for the above three awards. Hence, your odds of winning are indeed considerable! However, "you can't win if you don't play the game" as they say. So please, when you're able, take a moment to review these opportunities and their applications at http://georgia-friends.org/. While you're at our site, consider becoming a member! It's hands down the least expensive professional organization out there to be involved with, for both individuals and group members.
Our mission is to support and develop your friends groups, and to build a grassroots network of local advocates who believe in the importance and power of our public libraries. Thank you for your time and consideration.