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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 an Outreach Van 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
Darlene Smith
Patricia Bryan

OFFICERS

Chair
Sylvia Quattlebaum

Treasurer
Jane Tuten

1st Vice-Chair
Patricia Bryan

2nd Vice-Chair
Pat Helms

3rd Vice-Chair
Barbie Jackson

Aiken County

MEMBERS
Sherry Atkinson
Dolores Bennett
Elaine Bollinger
Phyllis Boyd
Kim Butler
Mary Lou Dewar
Patricia Helms
Barbie Jackson
Jane Tuten
OFFICERS
Chair
Patricia Helms 

Bamberg County

MEMBERS
Lillian Bamberg
Gloria Brown
Tenna Kinard
Minnie Miller
Barb Pinson
Hope Long Weldon
Doris Wright
OFFICERS
Chair
Lillian Bamberg

Barnwell County

MEMBERS
Ernestine Gillam
Eileen Hajdu
Sybil Horton
Jane Gray Hunter
Liana Orr
Rhonda Priester
Sylvia Quattlebaum
Yvette Sanders
Terri Smith
OFFICERS
Chair
Sylvia Quattlebaum 

Edgefield County

MEMBERS
Patricia Bryan
Ethel Butler
Kay Campbell
Margaret Childress
Jean Covar
Deborah Hoffman
Leisa Long
Lillian Miles
Millicent Peeler
Darlene Smith
OFFICERS
Chair
Patricia Bryan 

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.