Teen Volunteer Awarded Scholarship

Katherine “Katie” Turner, a graduating senior at Spring Hill High School, is the recipient of the 2023 Friends of the Irmo Branch Library Scholarship. The one-time $2,000 scholarship, given annually, recognizes an Outstanding Junior Volunteer at the Irmo Branch Library.

Katie started as a volunteer at the library as an eighth grader. “Serving as a library volunteer has meant a lot to me. Not only did I gain new skills, but I also got to see a thriving library community. Volunteering at the library was a natural step for me,” Katie wrote in her application for the scholarship, “Attending library programs and weekly visits were a part of my childhood.”

“We are delighted to award this year’s junior volunteer scholarship to such a well deserving student,” said C. Grant Jackson, president of the Friends of the Irmo Branch Library. “The junior volunteers provide invaluable service to the library.”

In addition to volunteering at the library, Katie has also been active in other community activities, including raising funds for Epworth Children’s Home, helping collect food items for Sharing God’s Love and Sistercare. At Spring Hill, she has been a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Multimedia Gaming Club, Crochet Club, Robotics Club, Girls Who Code and many other organizations,.

The daughter of William and Lucy Turner, Katie will attend the University of South Carolina in the fall, where she plans to major in computer science.

Thank you for the support! $552 raised May 2023!

On left: RosemaryTeed

Congratulations to Rosemary!

We are excited to announce that the Irmo Friends’ own Rosemary Teed has been chosen winner of the Outstanding Individual Award 2022 by the Friends of the South Carolina Libraries! Many of you know Rosemary, Special Projects Chair, and have worked with her as a volunteer at library events. If you have been to one of our Book Sales or a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre production, you have met Rosemary! She also coordinates volunteers for many other Friends events. Her award was presented at the FOSCL March 26, 2022 meeting.

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