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 are a list of the Trustees and their thoughts:
Dr. Bobby Gilliland "From toddlers to senior citizens, public libraries positively impact a broader spectrum of clientele than almost any other public entity. A library provides materials that increase knowledge, stimulate creative thinking and, in addition, simply entertains and excites. It also provides, for the large number of County residents that don't have a computer at home, access to the Internet and word processing to assist them in their quest to better themselves educationally and improve their economic opportunities."
Anne Hendricks "I am so proud to be associated with such a great organization that provides our citizens with access to knowledge and that fosters education for all ages."
Tonya Hendricks "The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library." ~Malcolm Forbes
Dennis Latham "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."
Terry Manigault "The public library allows everyone the opportunity to see the world without leaving our beautiful county. It is the best kept secret in the world. A smiling face, friendly people, and helpful staff awaits all who enters the doors. I know that knowledge is power so I encourage you to gain an advantage, on the average citizen who does not use the library, by checking out and reading books and magazines on various topics, attending workshops and classes, learning the latest in computer technology, seeing a movie, hanging out with family and friends, and meeting new people. The best part is it is all Free. See You Soon In A Branch Near You!"
Harry Rivers "Libraries are magnificent places. From the Library of Ashurbanipal to Alexander, through monasteries and universities, through Franklin and Jefferson to the Pickens County Library system, knowledge, information, and ideas have been preserved and passed along. Modern libraries are so much more than books. Tapes, movies, music, computers, Internet, and a multitude of other sources are available to anyone willing to look. It is both fun and challenging to have a small part in helping to share those resources. An unknown author says that 'A library is an arsenal of democracy.' I couldn't agree more. Try to imagine a life without libraries-I can't. What a phenomenal role libraries play in our lives."
Dr. Bill Seel "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."