The Friends won a National Friends of Libraries Week Award from United for Libraries, ALTAFF, a division of ALA, for their “gnominating campaign” in October of 2012.
The Mansfield Public Library was designated a Literary Landmark by the American Library Association for the work of former resident John Howard Griffin, author of Black Like Me.
The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association, named The Friends winners of the Best Friends Award in the category of Program Publicity for Mansfield Reads! 2008: Friday Night Lights. These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding publicity and marketing materials created by Friends groups.
The Friends were given the Best Friends Award by FOLUSA, the national Friends of Libraries group, for Outstanding Publicity Materials for a Special Project in the large public library category in recognition of the 2005 Mansfield Reads! program featuring Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler’s “Had a Good Time, Stories from American Postcards.”
The 2004 Mansfield Reads! program featuring “The Good Old Boys” by Texas legend Elmer Kelton was the winner of the Library Project of the Year Award from the North Texas Regional Library System.