Friends of LML Director wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant
EXTON, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2019 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Marlena E. White, current Director of the Friends of the Lexington Main Library in Lexington, S.C. and President of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries.
White will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference at the “Gala Author Tea” on Monday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
When notified of her winning status, White replied, “I am honored to receive the 2019 United for Libraries/Thriftbooks Friends Conference Grant! I am thrilled to be representing the Friends of the Lexington Main Library and the Friends of South Carolina State Libraries.”
The United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant enables a person who is active in his or her public library Friends of the Library group to attend the ALA Annual Conference for the first time. The Conference Grant, made possible by a gift from ThriftBooks, is administered by United for Libraries. Recipients are selected by the United for Libraries Awards Committee.