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Library Board of Trustees

The Pickens County Library Board of Trustees is a volunteer group appointed by Pickens County Council and is responsible for the Library, its organization and operation. They are the soul and the spirit of the Library. Following is a list of the Trustees and their thoughts:

2017 Board Meetings and Locations

Dr. Bill Seel - Chairman

District 5
It is a privilege to serve on the board for the Pickens County Library System. Whether through free access to the new world of internet information, or through the older pleasures of a really good book, our library system is a place where dreams can be formed, and where the tools can be found to make those dreams come true.

Dennis Latham - Vice Chairman

At Large
Being a member of the Library Board of Trustee’s has given me a whole new appreciation for what the Library System does for our community. As a life long book lover and collector, I have always thought of a library as the place that one can escape to new worlds, learn about old worlds, and expand your knowledge of this world. It is still that, and a whole lot more. Our Library System provides training, resources and facilities that make Pickens County a better place to live. Thank you to all the dedicated employees that help to make this happen.

Bobby Hollandsworth

District 1
Public libraries have always been special places that provide access to information, which is empowering and helps to bridge gaps. Public libraries also provide a sense of community. The Pickens County Library System provides this sense of community along with access to information in a friendly atmosphere that encourages discovery. I am proud of our library system and encourage our community to take full advantage of the many services and activities it provides.

Rebekah Hemphill

District 2


District 3

Lisa Carpenter

District 4
It is an honor to serve on the Pickens County Library System Board of Trustees, for what a special place a library!

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of rushing headlong through the doors of our neighborhood library, all giggles and gab before, and then suddenly all quiet and composed, pigtails stilled, as my sister and I would, with a friendly wave to the librarian, happily follow our mother into the rows and rows of books. Later, after much careful examination, we would emerge with arms full of treasures sure to delight.

The Pickens County Library System offers that joy to its patrons today in rich collections of abundant reading materials, opportunities to use technology to engage in scholarly and social pursuits, and, of course, classes, clubs and contests-all kinds-to connect with a diverse population.

What a special place, indeed, is our Pickens County Library System and so, too, are all the treasure-seekers who walk through the doors.


Susan Childers

District 6