Friends of the York County Library Honors Volunteers


The Friends of the York County Library recently announced that Nancy Coleman is the 2013 recipient of the Joann W. McMaster Volunteer of the Year award at a reception to honor Friends of the Library volunteers. The award is named in honor of Joann McMaster, who helped found the Friends of the York County Library organization in 1975 and served as its first president.

Nancy has been a Friends of the Library volunteer for 4 1/2 years and has served on the Friends board, worked at book sales and volunteers on a weekly basis at the library. She has logged over 150 volunteer hours in 2013. Nancy says that she looks forward to Tuesdays, her volunteer day at the library. She has made good friends through volunteering and likes helping to promote the library and reading.

A Catholic elementary school librarian for 10 years in Ohio, Nancy enjoyed working with her students and instilling her love of reading in them. She and her husband, Dennis moved to Rock Hill from Toledo, Ohio, in July 2008. They have 2 adult sons, Benjamin and Christopher, who live in Ohio. Benjamin and his wife, Mia, are parents to Nancy's 11-month old granddaughter, Piper.

The Friends also recognized nearly 100 volunteers, who donated 3,098 hours on behalf of York County Libraries. The Friends of the Library hold used book sales and other events to raise funds for library programs. They are the major sponsor of the summer reading programs for all ages and other library needs not provided for in the library budget. For more information on the Friends of the Library, visit or call 803-981-5837.

For more information, please contact Debbie Turner, Community Relations Manager, York County Library, 803-981-5837 or

Photo courtesy of the York County Library. L-R: Martha Ferguson, Friends president; Nancy Coleman; Joann McMaster