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A Tri-County System

Bartram Trail Regional Library System is administered from offices located in the Mary Willis Library, Washington, Georgia and serves the Mary Willis Library, the Taliaferro County Library, and the Thomson-McDuffie County Library.

The affiliate libraries are located in the county seats of Wilkes, McDuffie and Taliaferro Counties. Each county library is supported by annual appropriations from its local funding agents. Each local board, assisted by the director, employs its own librarian or library manager, adopts its own budget, secures local financial support from its funding agents and handles matters of a local nature not in conflict with Georgia Public Library Law (Act 1210) or the Regional Library Constitution and By-Laws.


Regional Administration

Regional administration is supported by local funds supplied by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners, City of Washington, Wilkes County Board of Education, Taliaferro County Board of Education, McDuffie County Commission and City of Thomson. In addition, it receives and administers State Grants for Materials, Maintenance and Operations, and Federal Library Services and Construction Act grants for the entire regional system.

All affairs of the System are handled through a 9-member Regional Board and the Library Director.

The Library System complies with the Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and under Title III, The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.