The Library Board of Trustees is composed of representantives from the 7 districts of Laurens County. The board chairman leads the meetings and voices the final opinions there of; including policy changes, financial management, and the hiring/dismissal of the library director. Board members are expected to voice the concerns and desires of people within their county district, as to insure the Laurens County Public Libraries continue to properly serve the needs of the community at large.
The members of the Board are appointed by the Laurens County Council. Terms are for four (4) years and should be a registered elector residing in Laurens County. Terms can be amended per statute. Board members may succeed themselves. Terms will expire on December 31st of the year of the Council Members’ term expiration. In the event a vacancy, the Council Member for the unexpired term of the appointee shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term of the appointee. No compensation.
Those interested in serving as part of the board -in lieu of a current or upcoming vacancy- should reach out to their county council representative for consideration.
Current Serving Members
|APPOINTEE||EXPIRATION DATE||COUNCIL DISTRICT|
|Rose A. Blackstone||December 31, 2026||#1; Younts|
|Iris Bearden||December 31, 2024||#2; Rankin|
|Wanda Woody (President)||December 31, 2024||#3; VACANT|
|Pamela Bennett||December 31, 2026||#4; Patterson|
|Shirley R. Jefferson (Vice President)||December 31, 2026||#5; Carroll|
|Velma Austin||December 31, 2024||#6; Anderson|
|VACANT||December 31, 2024||#7; Tribble|