About Us



Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Catawba County Library System, encouraging reading, expanding literacy, providing cultural opportunities, and inspiring a passion for life-long learning in our community.

Visit us at Facebook.com/Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.


The ongoing programs and projects we provide for the community are continuing with even greater community participation.  Our commitment to life-long learning has earned us a reputation for providing quality opportunities.  


  • The annual Summer Learning Programs for all ages 
  • The annual Literacy Project at both Sherrills Ford and Catawba Elementary Schools where all first and second grade students take home a book bag with a book and related items for family activities on a rotating basis, a few times per year  
  • The annual Family Christmas Event and Santa Visit at the Library, which includes a free book for every child and multiple themed activity stations, and the donation of related books into the County Library System.
  • The donation of three different American Girl Doll Kits into the County Library System loan circulation, each with a case of accessories and their related books.
  • Author Events:  Authors are invited to discuss the inspirations for their books and to interact with the audience. 
  • Cultural programs featuring artists, musicians, and dancers are great opportunities for our community.  
  • The purchase of special items for the library, such as the Kawai digital piano in the community room for use by residents, and the outdoor electronic sign

Friends of the SFT Library Leadership:

President — Jeanne Lebens

Vice-president — Deb McGivern

Secretary — Kathy Camarco

Treasurer — Jan Harrison

Board of Directors:

Erica Batten

Rev. Dana Pate

Tony Stutts

Library Staff:

Library Services Manager — Jenny Gerami-Markham

Librarian — Melissa Housel

Library Services Specialist – Lindsay Robins

Library Assistants — Lindsay Lewis, Connie Mastroianni, Alyssa Vang


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