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Richland Library Friends Name 2016 Lucy Hampton Bostick Award Recipient

After receiving an overwhelming response of nominations for the Lucy Hampton Bostick Award, the Richland Library Friends are proud to announce the 2016 recipient - Helen Fellers. The award recognizes a South Carolina author, someone who has written a significant literary work on South Carolina, or someone in the Midlands who has significantly advanced the interest in books or libraries.

The only candidate nominated by three different people, Fellers' accomplishments include:

  • More than 50 years dedicated to library services
  • Volunteer on numerous literacy boards & committees
  • Recognition as the Story Lady & Reading Rooster for 15 years
  • Personal connection to Lucy Hampton-Bostick
  • The award honors Lucy Hampton Bostick, long-time head librarian in Richland County and former Richland Library director from 1928-1968. Bostick is credited with fostering interest in Southern literature and history, improving cultural life in Columbia, and promoting library appreciation throughout the state.

    Fellers will formally receive the award, which includes a medal and a cash honorarium, during the Friends Annual Meeting on August 16.

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