Awards and Grants

Application and nomination forms have changed for 2022. Please visit the links below to download the appropriate form. Links to the scoring rubrics are also provided as additional guides for developing your application and/or nomination.

Challenge Grants

To apply for a FoKL Challenge Grant, the Friends group must:

  • Be a current member of FoKL
  • Have not received a FoKL Challenge Grant in the previous 3 years (previous winner list)
  • Submit a completed application by April 1st

2022 Challenge Grant Application
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Application.

FoKL Challenge Grant Rubric
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Rubric which outlines how Challenge Grant applications will be judged and awarded.  

2022 FoKl Challenge Grant Report Form
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Report Form for grants awarded in 2022.


Friends and Individual Group Awards

The efforts of the dedicated volunteers of a library’s Friends group are vital to a library’s service to its patrons. Friends advocate for their libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events, and host used book sales.

FoKL’s recognizes exemplary service to the library by Friends with two awards: Outstanding Friends Group and Outstanding Individual.

To be considered for the Outstanding Friends Group Award, the nominated group:

  • Must be a current member of FoKL
  • Must not have received an Outstanding Friends Group Award in the previous 3 years (previous winner list)
  • Submit a completed nomination by April 1st

2022 Outstanding Friends Group Nomination
Click on the above link to access the file for the Outstanding Friends Group Nomination for all populations.

FoKL Outstanding Friends Group Rubric
Click on the above link to access the file for the Outstanding Friends Group Rubric which outlines how nominations will be judged and awarded.  

To be considered for the Outstanding Individual Award, the individual:

  • Must be a member of their library’s Friends group and the group must be a member of FoKL
  • Must not have received an Outstanding Individual Award in the previous three years (previous winner list)
  • Submit a completed nomination by April 1st

2022 Outstanding Individual Nomination
Click on the above link to access the file for the Outstanding Friends Group Nomination for all populations.

FoKL Outstanding Individual Rubric
Click on the above link to access the file for the Outstanding Friends Group Rubric which outlines how nominations will be judged and awarded.  

From the FoKL Archive…Lists of winning Friends Groups honored with Outstanding Group Award and Challenge Grants.