Resources for Friends Groups
ALA United for Libraries resources, including Libraries Need Friends: Starting a Friends Group or Revitalizing the One You Have (PDF, 100 kb) by Sally Gardner Reed
WebJunction, hosted by OCLC, has extensive resources for Friends.
Create a Mission Statement It’s important to have a strong, clear mission statement for your Friends Group. Start with this great handout from the Nonprofit Hub.
Friends Group First Aid created by IFLS.
What Makes a Good Friends Group: This is a short blog from Library Strategies, an innovative venture of the St. Paul Public Library Friends Group.
Identifying and Recruiting Younger People: If you are looking to find younger Friends members, this recording of a 2020 Trustee Training Week session will be of interest.
How to Make New Friends: from Library Strategies