Laurens County Public Library


Clinton Public Library


Library Director

Renita Barksdale

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Deputy Director

Jamie Lambert

Circulation Manager

Joey Holmes

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Library Assistant

Tammy DeWitt

Collection Development Librarian

Steven  Schwengel

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Library Assistant


Mary Ellen Lives

Technology Coordinator/Adult Programming

Robert Peake

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Library Assistant

Youth Services

Dottie Lee

Youth Services Coordinator


Library Assistant


Youth Services Assistant

Jordan Streett

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Library Assistant


Bookmobile/Outreach Coordinator

Lea Shepard

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Library Assistant

Jayson Santana


Cynthia Montgomery

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Kathryn Weathers

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Library Assistant/ Outreach Assistant

Elizabeth Butters


Library Assistant

Carol Davis



The Laurens County Library is a county-wide system operating two branches, a bookmobile and book deposits for senior citizens. The Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees appointed by the Laurens County Council. Most of the Library’s funding is allocated by Laurens County Council, but support is also received from the State of South Carolina, from the cities of Laurens and Clinton, through federal grants for specific projects and from patron donations.

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Interlibrary Loan Policy
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Internet Usage Policy
Conduct Policy

Library Sculpture

A sculpture designed and built by students of School District #55 stands on the grounds of the Library. Linda Revis, Art teacher, was in charge of the project and was instrumental in getting the work placed here so that it would be in a prominent place in the county.

The artist-in-residence who helped the students is Bob Doster, internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor. He works from the Backstreet Studio in Lancaster, SC. A grant allowed the school district to retain him to teach the students and to help design the sculpture.

The design of the sculpture has no specific meaning or representation. Students at E.B. Morse Elementary School submitted sections of the design and Mr. Doster helped coordinate these into the final structure.

After the design was completed, welding students at Laurens District #55 High School, under the direction of their teacher Tony Wilson, built the sculpture.

The metal for the project was donated by Consolidated Fabricators of Clinton, SC.

An Invitation to Join the Friends of the Library

Your membership helps us support the library with special programs and by purchasing needed equipment and materials for our county library system. Take time to be a friend—print the membership form and send your dues today!

Click link below to download the membership form

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(Note: The Membership Form fields can be completed using Adobe Acrobat or a modern web browser such as Chrome.)

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees



Wanda Woody-Workman, Chairman Clinton, SC Shirley Jefferson, Co-vice-chairman Laurens, SC
Amy Adams Laurens, SC Annette Senn Crawford Joanna, SC
Pamela Bennett Waterloo, SC Rose A. Blackstone Gray Court, SC
Velma M. Austin Clinton, SC Renita Barksdale, Library Director, ex-officio