The Friends of the Olathe Public Library are pleased to announced that Nathan Hurst is the recipient of the 2020 Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship! Nathan has a long history of volunteering in the community and has assisted with many projects and events at the library, including the Friends Novel Tea, library book sales, sorting and processing donations, pulling holds and shelving materials. Nathan will be attending Kansas State University this fall.
The Friends established the scholarship in 2012 in memory of Curtis Gilmore, a library volunteer who passed away in the spring of his senior year in high school. It is open to all graduating seniors who have completed a minimum of 100 volunteer hours at the library. The Friends of the Library operate the Indian Creek Bookstore and support the Olathe Public Library by providing grants for special projects and initiatives like the summer reading program.