Laurens County Public Library


Clinton Public Library


Renita Barksdale

Library Director

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Jamie Lambert

Deputy Director

Joey Holmes

Circulation Manager

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Tammy DeWitt

Library Assistant

Veronica Hastings

Collection Development Librarian

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Mary Ellen Lives

Library Assistant

Robert Peake

Technology Coordinator/Adult Programming

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Dottie Lee

Library Assistant

Children's Storytimes

Caitlin Bellinger

Youth Services Coordinator

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Greg Thompson

Library Assistant

Jordan Streett

Youth Services Assistant

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Lea Shepard
Bookmobile/Outereach Coordinator

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Cynthia Montgomery




Kathyrn Weathers


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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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Collection Development Policy
Internet Usage Policy

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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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees



  Wanda S. Woody, Co-vice-chairman Clinton, SC
Shirley R. Jefferson, Co-vice-chairman Laurens, SC Annette Senn Crawford Joanna, SC
  Rose A. Blackstone Gray Court, SC
Velma M. Austin Clinton, SC Renita Barksdale, Library Director, ex-officio