Who are the Friends of the Cordele Carnegie Library?

The Friends of the Library are volunteers who demonstrate their belief in the importance of excellent public libraries by:

  •         becoming members of the Friends of the Public Library.
  •         donating their old books, money and time for the benefit of the Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library.
  •         sorting, boxing and pricing books donated for the Book Sales.
  •         organizing, staffing and conducting the monthly Book Sales.

Click here to acess the Constitution and By-Laws of the Friends.

Become a Friend Today

We need your help to continue to provide the extras that local, state and federal funds cannot cover. It is important to provide our citizens with the best and most current materials so our community can continue to grow in knowledge. We are proud to have had a part in making the Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library progressive and we look forward to continuing this partnership.

Won't you join us today?

Benefits of Membership:

  •         The satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that you are supporting and promoting the Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library.
  •         The fun of working at the library and at the Book Sales.
  •         The camaraderie of meeting new friends who love books.  

Print the form below or click here to download a PDF version for print. Return this form to: 115 E 11th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015



Return this form to:  115 E 11th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015

Name _____________________   Date ________

Address ____________________________

Phone  Home _____________   Work ____________

_____  Individual $ 1.00                       

_____  Sustaining Member $25.00

_____  Club, Business, or Organization $10.00  

_____  Sponsor $100.00

If you would prefer to receive notices by email, please provide your address.


The Schley County Public Library in Ellaville, GA is seeking a part time Library Manager to work 17 hours per week. Pay is $9.75 per hour. Employee must work some Saturdays.
Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED and computer skills. Customer service experience preferred. Preference for the manager’s position will be given to applicants with library experience and additional education. Position requires significant interaction with the public. In addition, the library manager will be responsible for planning, delivery and promotion of services, budget administration, and supervision of staff. The manager is also the liaison with county officials and the county library board.
Applications are available HERE or at any Lake Blackshear Regional Library System location. Drug screening and background check required. The Schley County Public Library is a branch of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library. Applications must be received by Monday, May 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
Summer Reading Program
is coming!




The Lake Blackshear Regional Library (Americus) holds a subscription to BookPage, courtesy of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library, and keeps current copies at the front desk. These are free to the public. Click here to go to the online BookPage.

Our Mission

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System's mission is to provide organized access to information through various formats and meet educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the citizens of Crisp, Dooly, Schley and Sumter Counties, and to improve efficiency in operations.

The Sumter County Library Board meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October at the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.

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