Nominations Wanted for Charles Gilchrist Volunteer Award

Friends of the Library Seeks Board of Trustees member for slider 885 x 380The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2016 Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award presented annually by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC).

The award is given in memory of former Montgomery County Executive Charles W. Gilchrist who sought to encourage community participation in the County.

The annual award is presented to an individual, family, family foundation, corporation, or civic group that has demonstrated exceptional service to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) through volunteer and/or philanthropic support. FOLMC will present the award at the Library After Dark annual fundraiser on April 9, 2016.

Nominations should be submitted online at

For more information or questions, call 240.777.0020 or email The nomination deadline is Monday, November 30.

FOLMC is a 33-year-old non-profit membership organization with 17 chapters dedicated to enhancing and promoting public libraries through fundraising and advocacy efforts. FOLMC operates two award-winning used bookstores in Rockville and Wheaton. To join or to receive more information about FOLMC, call 240.777.0020 or visit

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