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Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc.

As charitable organizations in Mississippi, local Friends chapters can choose to share the Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc.’s U.S. Internal Revenue Service 501 (c)(3) non-profit designation. It is also important for all Friends chapters to register as tax-exempt charitable organization with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office:

Starting a Friends Group in Mississippi:
Maintaining a Friends Group in Mississippi:
Tools to Help Friends of the Library
The Margaret Murray Grant

The purpose of The Margaret Murray grant is to advance library programming and literacy for Mississippi public libraries through activities sponsored by the local Friends of Mississippi Libraries chapters.

Funds are earmarked for programming, collection development, and literacy activities. Funds are not intended for administrative or operational use. Grants for 2019 will be $1,000.00 and three chapters are to be awarded. Successful applicants have agreed to match grant funds at the minimum of 5% ($50.00).

See the application for more details:

Deadline: February 22nd, 2019

Awards will be announced: April 1st, 2019