The Abbeville-Greenwood Regional Library resulted from a successful five year demonstration program partially funded by the South Carolina State Library Board. At the close of the demonstration the contract between the two county libraries was renewed. The system consists of the two county libraries, a bookmobile and four branch libraries serving the major communities in the area. These include branches at Ninety Six, Ware Shoals, Donalds and Calhoun Falls. The regional system employs a staff of eighteen people and offers a collection of more than 100,000 volumes.
Since its establishment the regional system has participated in both state and federal aid as administered by the South Carolina State Library. Special grant programs have allowed for the extension of service to the disadvantaged, the elderly and other groups in the community which need help in making full use of library services.
The regional library is governed by a county board of seven members appointed from the membership of the two county library boards.
Edgar Davis, Jr., Greenwood, 1965-
Elizabeth L. Porcher, 1965-69
Mrs. Harold McCord, 1969-
Estellene P. Walker,
"So Good and Necessary a Work": The Public Library in South Carolina, 1698-1980
(Columbia: South Carolina State Library, 1981), p. 5.
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