Lucy Hampton Bostick Award Nominations Sought

Richland Library Friends and Foundation to Honor Local, Literary Giant

Columbia, SC- Do you know someone who has made a difference in the literary world? The Richland Library Friends and Foundation wants to hear from you. The organization is accepting nominations for the 2018 Lucy Hampton Bostick Award.

It 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 Thursday, May 31. Printable forms are available here, or you can secure a copy by calling the Richland Library Development Office at 803-929-3424.

The award, which includes a medal and a cash honorarium, will be presented in fall 2018.

It 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.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

About Richland Library Friends and Foundation

The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees, whose mission is to support Richland Library by raising awareness and financial support.

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