Margaret Murray, retired employee for the Mississippi Library Commission and liaison to the State Friends of Mississippi Libraries, actively supported and encouraged many local public libraries in the state of Mississippi to establish Friends of the Library chapters. Her efforts resulted in the establishment of over 100 local chapters. The State Friends support of local libraries has strengthened and enhanced communities around the state of Mississippi since 1972.
Funds are earmarked for programming, collection development, and literacy activities. Funds are not intended for administrative or operational use. Grants for 2018 will be $500 and three chapters are to be awarded. Successful applicants have agreed to match grant funds at the minimum of 10% ($50.00).
Deadline: February 23rd, 2018. Awards will be announced: April 2nd, 2018.