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Newly Published Top 10 Reads

NOW AVAILABLE! Visit LIBRARY READS each month for descriptions of librarian-recommended titles. Click the book covers for links to those that are available in the ABBE catalog.

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Summer Reading Registration Has Begun!
Follow the Link for a List of Events Scheduled at Your Local ABBE Library!

Did you know that students can lose up to three months of skills if they don't read at least 6 books over the summer? The summer reading program is a free program full of educational experiences and incentives that specifically targets the "summer slide."

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Aiken County Public Library
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new program sponsored by the Friends of Aiken County Public Library that encourages parents and caregivers to read with young children before they enter kindergarten. Register at the first floor desk, track your reading, and earn rewards along the way!

  • Children can visit the library after every 100 books to receive a sticker and these other fun rewards:
  • Child's name on the 1,000 Books display
  • Read to our giant stuffed bear, Mr. Teddy
  • Glitter maraca
  • Book bag
  • Child's name in their favorite library book
  • Free paperback book
  • Completion certificate & intercom announcement in the library
  • Any child who has not yet entered kindergarten is eligible for the program.

Click for MORE INFORMATION, or contact the children's department at 642-2020 ext. 1141.

Elevator Out of Service
Book Drop CLOSED 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elevator out of serviceThe elevator at the Aiken County Public Library has been taken out of service for interior refurbishment and upgrades to its electrical system.

Please return all materials inside if possible, or visit one of our other Aiken County library branches.

If you need curbside assistance
during business hours, call the
circulation desk at 642‐2020 ext. 1121.

Patrons are encouraged to visit any of five library branch locations in Aiken County, all of which are accessible. Branch libraries are located in Jackson, Langley, New Ellenton, North Augusta, and Wagener. For hours of operation and directions, visit the LIBRARY LOCATIONS section of the library's website.

Book Return


Return library materials inside at the first floor book return and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card! A random winner will be selected when the elevator is back in service.

One entry per visit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library.


Library Reads

Nancy Carson Library Annual Young Adult Poetry Contest Winners
Contest Winners
High School Poets Logan Randall & Natalie Brenes


  • 1st place
    The Fog by Joshua Starnes
  • 2nd place
    The Girl
    by Logan Randall
  • 3rd place
    1931 by Natalie Brenes

National Poetry Month


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