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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.

Friends of the Aiken Public Library

Friends of the ACPL logo
PO Box 7041
Aiken, SC 29804

President: Bill Reynolds
Vice President: Victoria Hampton
Treasurer: Loretta Beckner
Secretary: Dorothy Ridley
At Large: Jane Davis

Contact the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library

Four membership levels:
$15 Good Friend
$25 Family Friend
$50 Better Friend
$100 Benevolent Friend
$250 True Blue Friend
$500 Best Friend

Printable Membership Form (PDF opens in new window)

Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County

PO Box 183
Barnwell, SC 29812

President: Sally Grill
Co-Vice President: Gwendolyn Littlejohn
Co-Vice President: Joan Paschall
Secretary: Barbara Riley
Co-Treasurer: Marylen Jackson
Co-Treasurer: Jennie Lemon

Six membership levels:
$10 Individual
$25 Family
$50 Organization
$100 Contributing
$300 Sustaining
$500 Life Member


Friends of the Jackson Branch Library

106 Main St.
Jackson, SC 29831

President: Phyllis Boyd

Two membership levels:
$25 Individual
$25 Family

Friends of the Edgefield County Library

105 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824

President: Ann S. Day

Six membership levels:
$5 Student
$25 Member
$50 Family
$100 Sponsor
$250 Patron
$1,000 Industry


Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation, Inc.

The Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation, Inc., is a 501 C-3 organization established in 1995 to enhance services and use of the Nancy Carson Library. Individuals, businesses and organizations may make a tax-deductible contribution to the library by contacting the Foundation.

135 Edgefield Rd.
North Augusta, SC 29841

President: Eugene Helmich
Vice President: Carolyn Fortson
Acting Secretary: Michele Chiswell

Four membership levels:
$20 Family or Individual
$20-$50 Supporter
$50-$100 Donor
$100+ Angel