Barnwell Libraries Chronology

1826 Library in the court house attached to the Farmer's Society (Mill's Statistics, 1826)
1832 "Handsome" Library attached to the District Farmer's Society (Lockwood's Geography)
1953 Barnwell County Library officially opened
1954 Bookmobile service initiated
Branch libraries opened in Blackville and Williston
1958 Joined Aiken and Edgefield in three county regional library service program
1961 SC ACTS No. 478 Act to levy taxes and for board to enter into contracts