The ABBE Regional Library System is composed of libraries from a four-county region: Aiken County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County and Edgefield County. Additionally, the system that has a Bookmobile that travels throughout the region.

The ABBE Regional Library System Mission

The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System exists to provide materials which communicate experience and ideas from one person to another. Its goal is to assemble, organize, preserve and make easily and freely available to all the residents of its service area the print and non-print materials that will assist them in their pursuit of education, information, research, culture, and lifelong learning.

Board of Trustees

The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System has five library boards of trustees. Each of the four counties has a local board composed of members appointed by the appropriate county council. Two members-at-large plus the chairman of each county board also serve on the Regional Board of Trustees, whose functions include setting policy and hiring the director.

ABBE

MEMBERS

Aiken County
Barbie Jackson
Patricia Helms
Jane Tuten

Bamberg County
Lillian Bamberg
Tenna Kinard
Barb Pinson

Barnwell County
Sybil Horton
Liana Orr
Sylvia Quattlebaum

Edgefield County
Margaret Childress
Lillian Miles
Patricia Bryan

OFFICERS

Chair
Sylvia Quattlebaum

Treasurer
Jane Tuten

1st Vice-Chair
Barbara Pinson

2nd Vice-Chair
VACANT

3rd Vice-Chair
Pat Helms

Aiken County

MEMBERS
District 1 Barbie Jackson
District 2 Dolores Bennett
District 3 Sherry Atkinson
District 4 Kim Butler
District 5 Elaine Bollinger
District 6 Patricia Helms
District 7 Mary Lou Dewar
District 8 Jane Tuten
District At-Large
Phyllis Boyd
OFFICERS
Chair
Patricia Helms

Vice-Chair
Phyllis Boyd

Secretary
Elaine Bollinger

Bamberg County

MEMBERS
District 1 Barb Pinson
District 2 Gloria Brown
District 3 Minnie Miller
District 4 Lillian Bamberg
District 5 Doris Wright
District 6 Hope Long Weldon
District 7 Tenna Kinard
OFFICERS
Chair
Lillian Bamberg

Vice-Chair
Vacant

Barnwell County

MEMBERS
District 1 Sylvia Quattlebaum
District 2 Liana Orr
District 3 Eileen Hajdu
District 4 Angela Abstance
District 5 Yvette Sanders
District 6 Sybil Horton
District 7 Jane Gray Hunter
District At-Large
Ernestine Gillam
Terri Smith
OFFICERS
Chair
Sylvia Quattlebaum

Vice-Chair
Angela Abstance

Secretary
Liana Orr

Treasurer
Sybil Horton

Edgefield County

MEMBERS
Janice Bass
Patricia Bryan
Ethel Butler
Margaret Childress
Jean Covar
Leisa Long
Lillian Miles
Millicent Peeler
Darlene Smith
Judy Stone
OFFICERS
Chair
Patricia Bryan

Vice-Chair
Ethel Butler

Secretary
Margaret Childress

Friends of the Library

Our Friends groups are member-supported, nonprofit organizations that advocate, raise funds, and provide critical support to the ABBE Regional Library System. For more information on joining or donating to a Friends’ group, please use the links provided below or contact the ABBE Regional Library Director, Mary Jo Dawson, at 803-642-7575. To view the different Friends groups associated with each county, visit this page.