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Nominations Sought for Lucy Hampton Bostick Award

Do you know someone who has made a difference in the literary world? The Richland Library Friends want to hear from you. Members are accepting nominations for the 2017 Lucy Hampton Bostick Award.

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.

Nominations must be postmarked by midnight on Wednesday, May 31. Printable forms are available here, or you can secure a copy by calling the Richland Library Development Office at 803-988-0885.

The award, which includes a medal and a cash honorarium, will be presented in fall 2017.

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.

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