Library Trustees

The Officers of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library System for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 are:                       

Benny Wade, Chair                                   

Bill Bird, First Vice Chair                          

Pat Gordy, Second Vice Chair  

Gary Turner, Third Vice Chair

CRISP COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD

    • Henry, Arleeta (Chair of the Crisp County Board)
    • Lewis, Larry
    • Lucas, Curtis 
    • Oliver, Ida Rose
    • Overstreet, Bill
    • Alicia Parker
    • Wade, Benny
    • Katrisha Williams
    • Wheeler, Lovie R. 

DOOLY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD 

    • Almond, Valerie
    • Childs, Brenetta
    • Evans, Pam
    • Johnson, Elaine 
    • Jones, Cory
    • Jones, Katherine
    • McCray, Kathy
    • Newby, Pat (Chair of the Dooly Board)
    • Turner, Gary 

SCHLEY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD 

    • Dillard, Ann
    • Franklin, Donna
    • Gordy, Pat (Chair of the Schley Board)
    • Vacant
    • Hite, Sue
    • Jordan, Gloria
    • McClellan, Judy
    • Phillips, Marianne 
    • Young, Michelle

SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD 

    • Bird, Bill
    • Brown, Luneda
    • Terence Clemons
    • Cliett, Janice
    • Coley, Eddye
    • George, Fran
    • Patsy Knotts
    • Lee, Keith
    • McFarland, Tom
    • Sanders, Jerry
    • Ru Story-Huffman
    • Williams, Thelma (Chair of the Sumter Board)

All 38 members of the county library boards serve on the board of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library System.  The board meets four times a year -- on the third Thursday of February, May, August, and November at 6:30 PM.  Locations to be announced.  For more information about board meetings, please call 229 924-8091 or contact Anne Isbell at .

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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 Crisp County Library Board meets at 4:00 PM on the first Thursday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Cordele.
The Dooly County Library Board meets at 4:00 PM on the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Vienna.
The Schley County Library Board meets at 5:00 PM on the second Monday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Ellaville. 
The Sumter County Library Board meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Americus.
The Lake Blackshear Regional Library board meets at 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of February (in Dooly County), on the third Thursday of May (in Crisp County), on the third Thursday of August (in Sumter County), and on the third Thursday of November (in Schley County).

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