Sumter County Friends of the Public Library


Who are the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library?

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

    • becoming members of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library.
    • donating their old books, money and time for the benefit of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.
    • sorting, boxing and pricing books donated for the Book Sales.
    • organizing, staffing and conducting the annual Book Sales.

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 Lake Blackshear Regional Library progressive and we look forward to continuing this partnership as we begin our fourth decade of service.

Won't you join us today?

Benefits of Membership:

    • The satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that you are supporting and promoting the Lake Blackshear Regional 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: 307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709




Return this form to:  307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA  31709


Name _____________________   Date ________


Address ____________________________


Phone  Home _____________   Work ____________


_____  Individual $ 5.00                                  _____  Family $15.00

_____  Youth (Age 17 & under) $ 1.00           _____  Senior Citizens (Over Age 65) $1.00

_____  Business or Organization $25.00        _____  Sponsor $100.00++


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The Schley County Public Library in Ellaville, GA is seeking two part time employees to each work 17 hours per week:

1.) one part time library manager ($9.75 per hour)
2.) one part time library clerk  ($7.75 per hour)

Both employees must work some Saturdays.  Minimum requirements for both positions 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.  

Both positions require 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 online 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 Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM.




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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