About Us

Welcome! The AHJ Regional Library is a three-county public library system that services Allendale County, Hampton County, and Jasper County. In addition, the system has a bookmobile that travels throughout the service areas. The regional headquarters is located on the second floor of the Allendale County Library in Allendale, SC.

On behalf of our board of trustees and staff, I welcome you to explore and use our resources and make us a daily part of your life.

 

Carolyn Fortson, Library Director
cfortson@ahjlibrary.org
803-584-3513, Ext. 1

Board of Trustees

The AHJ Regional Library System has four library boards of trustees. Each county has a local board composed of members residing in those counties. The chairman of each county also serves on the Regional Board of Trustees.

Members serve a two-year term.

Charles l. Carlson*
561 Appleton Road
Allendale, SC 29810
803-686-1295
scv842@gmail.com

Artheen Fitts
PO Box 972
Allendale, SC 29810
803-584-3366
artheen@bellsouth.net
Suzanne Goodson*
493 Concord Church Rd.
Ulmer, SC 29849
803-584-0445 (h)
803-584-3446 (w)
goodsons@gwm.sc.edu
Frances Chavous* Chair
194 Lena St.
Allendale, SC 29810
803-6861569 (c)
803-5757088 (h)
pandachavous@ gmail.com
*Indicates Regional Board Trustees
Dawn Winn*
4935 Prince William Rd.
Brunson,SC 29911
803-942-1156
dawnwinn2@yahoo.com
LaSonya Bryson-Murdaugh
217 Bullard St.
Hampton, SC 29924
803-943-3251 (w)
803-842-4064 (c)
lbrysonmurdaugh@gmail.com
Annette Dimond
PO Box 546
Varnville, SC 29944
dimondannette@yahoo.com
Emerson Wiles*
116 Joey St.
Hampton, SC 29924
843-901-2806
emersonwilesjr@gmail.com
Dwana Doctor
PO Box 1591 
Varnville, SC 29944
803-571-1280
dwanadoctor@gmail.com 
Myrtle Sumter* Chair
PO Box 196 
Gifford, SC 29923
803-625-2187
MyrleeSum@yahoo.com 
*Indicates Regional Board Trustees
Stuart Shatz* Chair
2216 Freedom Parkway
Hardeeville, SC 29927
843-784-0108
stushatz@hargray.com
Glenice Watts *
PO Box 998
Ridgeland SC 29936
843-816-1192 
glenicewatts@gmail.com 
Pamela Williams
PO Box 1684
1280 Jenkins Ave
Hardeeville, SC 29927
dreambig@optonline.net
Vasilisa Hamilton*
23 Hamilton Place
Yemassee, SC 29945
843-726-3396
vasilisa.hamilton@gmail.com 
Sandi Vito
466 Shearwater Pt. Dr.
Bluffton, SC 29909
718-757-9980
Sandiv466@gmail.com
Joyce Gerald 
2197 Church Rd. 
Hardeeville, SC 29927
843-784-2415
843-597-2826
geraljo1@gmail.com
*Indicates Regional Board Trustees