Fort Mill Times

Fort Mill's King honored for library service

Joan King
Joan King

Joan King of Fort Mill was presented with the Joann Woods McMaster Volunteer Award for 2008 from the Friends of York County.

She was recognized at a cermony held Oct. 5. Woods was among nearly 70 volunteers honored for contributing more than 900 hours of service to the library system during the year.

That wasn't the only honor bestowed on McMaster. Her name has been added to a plaque in the lobby of the main branch in Rock Hill, county library Community Relations Manager Debbie Turner said.

"We get to choose a volunteer through a nomination for someone who has gone above and beyond," Turner said. "Joan has always been willing to do things for a number of years. She served on our Friends Board for several years, made all of our phone calls to recruit more volunteers and she helped with the Special Friends meeting and reception, just to name a few."

King is a native of Minnesota who relocated to the South in 1957. She's been a Fort Mill resident for 12 years.

"I currently live in Fort Mill with my children close by," King said in a telephone interview. She became a library volunteer "because I was just interested in books."

Asked about her own reading habits, King said, "I have a lot of favorite books and authors, so I'd hate to slight anyone, but I do enjoy all of Susan Isaack's books."

According to Turner, "She's the kind of person who will do anything you ask her to do."

For more information about the Friends of the Library call 981-5837 or visit