Sumter County Friends of the Public Library


Who are the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library?

The Friends of the Library are volunteers who demonstrate their belief in the importance of excellent public libraries by:

    • becoming members of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library.
    • donating their old books, money and time for the benefit of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.
    • sorting, boxing and pricing books donated for the Book Sales.
    • organizing, staffing and conducting the annual Book Sales.

Become a Friend Today

We need your help to continue to provide the extras that local, state and federal funds cannot cover.? It is important to provide our citizens with the best and most current materials so our community can continue to grow in knowledge.? We are proud to have had a part in making the Lake Blackshear Regional Library progressive and we look forward to continuing this partnership as we begin our fourth decade of service.

Won't you join us today?

Benefits of Membership:

    • The satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that you are supporting and promoting the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.
    • The fun of working at the library and at the Book Sales.
    • The camaraderie of meeting new friends who love books.  

Print the form below or click here to download a PDF version for print. Return this form to: 307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709




Return this form to:  307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA  31709


Name _____________________   Date ________


Address ____________________________


Phone  Home _____________   Work ____________


_____  Individual $ 5.00                                  _____  Family $15.00

_____  Youth (Age 17 & under) $ 1.00           _____  Senior Citizens (Over Age 65) $1.00

_____  Business or Organization $25.00        _____  Sponsor $100.00++


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Lake Blackshear Regional Library System
Business Manager Position
The Business Manager is responsible for the overall management of the library system's financial and human resource operations.  This position reports directly to the Library Director.  Responsibilities include full financial accounting and reporting with knowledge of governmental fund accounting and knowledge of human resource management.  This position will also be responsible for the following:  Maintain personnel records, organize and prepare materials for board meetings, arrange meetings, attend board meetings and answer financial questions, prepare annual budget and any adjustments necessary, prepare request for support to funding agencies, prepare requested information for annual audit, maintain and file E-Rate paperwork, maintain fixed assets/inventory for the library system and all other duties required for financial and human resource operations for the library.  This is a full time position with state benefits.
Salary:  Dependent on Experience
Qualifications:  Bachelors degree in accounting or related field, or 4 years bookkeeping/accounting experience, preferably in governmental fund accounting.  Must have computer skills, including high proficiency with Excel worksheets and other Microsoft Office programs, strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to maintain accounting records in compliance with state mandated rules and regulations and must respect confidentiality of personnel and other office matters.  Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting software a plus.  Background check/drug screening is required.
To be considered for an interview, applicant must submit the following three documents:
    Lake Blackshear Regional Library System Application
    Cover Letter
    Resume including three professional references.
Lake Blackshear Regional Library applications are available HERE and at all libraries in our library system.  Submit complete package to:  Linda Erkhart, Lake Blackshear Regional Library System, 307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA  31709 or email to .
Application deadline is Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.




The Lake Blackshear Regional Library (Americus) holds a subscription to BookPage, courtesy of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library, and keeps current copies at the front desk. These are free to the public. Click here to go to the online BookPage.

Our Mission

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System's mission is to provide organized access to information through various formats and meet educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the citizens of Crisp, Dooly, Schley and Sumter Counties, and to improve efficiency in operations.

The Sumter County Library Board meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October at the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.

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