Abbeville Memorial Library will be closed on Monday May 30th in observance of  Memorial Day.
On this day remember those who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy our Freedom.

Basic Computer Classes have started here at the Abbeville Memorial Library. Today (Tuesday May 24th 2016) we had two classes with eight people in each class. We have had over 40 people sign up so please bear with us in getting you lined up for a class. Summer is a busy time here at the library and we will be scheduling the classes as time permits. We will be contacting you as we start more classes.

Here are a few new arrivals: The Obsession "Nora Roberts", The Last Mile "David Baldacci", Off the Grid "CJ Box", Blue, "Danielle Steele", When a Secret Kills, "Lynette Eason" When a Heart Stops "Lynette Eason", Sands of Nezza "Mark Forman", The Steel Kiss "Jeffrey Deaver", Purity in Death "JD Robb", The Lady in Gold "Ann Marie O'Connor", Find Her "Lisa Gardner", My Southern Journey "Rick Bragg", The Gray Man "Mark Greaney", On Target "Mark Greaney", Ballistic "Mark Greaney", Dead Eye "Mark Greaney" Back Blast "Mark Greaney", Path of the Assassin "Brad Thor", Blowback "Brad Thor", The First Commandment "Brad Thor", The Last Patriot "Brad Thor", The Apostle "Brad Thor", Foreign Influence "Brad Thor", Full Black "Brad Thor", Black List "Brad Thor", Hidden Order "Brad Thor", Code of Conduct "Brad Thor", The Summer Before the War "Helen Siminson", Trauma "Michael Parmer",A Man's Promise "Brenda Jackson", A Lover's Vow "Brenda Jackson", Kill Zone "Jack Coughlin", On Scope "Jack Coughlin", An Act of Treason "Jack Coughlin", Clean Kill "Jack Coughlin", The Silent Man "Alex Berenson", The Wolves "Alex Berenson", The Ghost War "Alex Berenson", The Midnight House "Alex Berenson", The Night Ranger "Alex Berenson", The Secret Soldier "Alex Berenson", The Shadow Patrol "Alex Berenson", Twelve Days "Alex Berenson", The Counterfeit Agent "Alex Berenson", The Faithful Spy "Alex Berenson".

Abbeville Memorial Library
Summer Reading Program 2016
To be held at Abbeville Boys & Girls Club
100 Phillips Street Abbeville Alabama 36310

 Wednesday June 8th at 10am. Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary.

 Thursday June 16th at 10am. Entertainer Mark Seymour.

 Thursday June 23rd at 10am. Magician Guy Ledbetter.

 Thursday June 30th at 10am. Dance class led by Isaiah Edwards.
                      Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Abbeville Memorial Library presents "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" during their summer library program. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people 5-12 years of age with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a reading club and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Registration for "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read begins after the last day of school to Tuesday June 7th. For more information call the library at 334-585-2818.
                                                           All programs are free of charge.

We will be having our Annual Book Sale Thursday April 21st, and Friday April 22nd from 11AM until 4PM.  Prices will be $1.00 for Hardcovers, $0.50 for Large Paperback, and $0.25 for small Paperback. Come by and support Abbeville Memorial Library.

Patrons of the Abbeville Memorial Library who’ve racked up fines for overdue books will soon get a reprieve.

 April 11th through April 22nd, Abbeville Memorial Library will offer a two-week amnesty period.

Overdue, undamaged materials -- including books, DVDs, -- can be returned to the Abbeville Memorial Library. All fines will be forgiven, and patrons will again be allowed to use their library cards.

We’re encouraging everyone -- children, students and adults -- to return their overdue materials so they can get back to discovering all that the library has to offer, and so others can enjoy these books.

Outstanding fines will also be pardoned, including overdue fees for previously returned items.

*Please note that we can’t forgive replacement charges for items that have been lost or damaged. Those with a lost or missing item can replace it -- with a librarian’s approval -- and the usual fees for replacement will be waived, the library said.

There are some caveats: damaged or unusable items are not eligible for the amnesty program. 

And if you already paid for fines previously levied by the library? Sorry, no refunds.

(ABBEVILLE, AL) –Next week, the Abbeville Memorial Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers.   

Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including E-books, Alabama Virtual Library, and Learning Express Library, which can be accessed online. 

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Abbeville Memorial Library we are transforming. In the next few months we will be hosting Basic Computer Classes, for those patrons who are new to computers. We are holding “Brown Bag Lunches” where a service that we offer is explained in about an hour. Service to the community has always been the focus of the library, and libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life. Stop by the Abbeville Memorial Library and see what we have to offer

  “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
                                                                                        Neil Gaiman, Author                  
Brown-bag Lunch Series
Pack a lunch and spend it with us.
The library will be presenting classes to be held over the lunch hour. (12 Noon – 1pm) These informational presentations will have tips and tricks for a wide range of topics. From how to use on the library computers, to how to use “Overdrive” to borrow eBooks. So come on down to Abbeville Memorial Library. If you are interested, leave a comment on our Facebook page, or call us at 334-585-2818

If you have never touched a computer, and if you are afraid of destroying civilization with a mistakenly pressed key, then you have to start with the very basics. In the upcoming months Abbeville Memorial Library will be holding basic computer classes. These classes will be limited to a maximum of 8 people, and will be approximately 1 hour long. We will start with the very basic computer training...  From how to turn the computer on (for those of you who have never used a computer before), to learning to use the mouse,setting up an email account, using the internet etc. The popularity and attendance numbers will determine how long the classes will continue. If you are interested in participating in the class we will have signup sheets at the front desk at the library. So come by the library and while you are here, you might even check out a book? 

                                             Federal Tax Forms are available at the Library.
                                                                  Or you can download and print from the IRS website.
                                                                  Highlight the link below, and right click to go to the
                                                                  IRS website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Some new arrivals at the Library. Why don't you stop by and check us out?

Depraved Heart ---- Patricia Cornwell                             Scandalous Behaviour ------ Stuart Woods
Ashley Bell -------- Dean Koontz                                       Tricky Twenty-Two ------ Janet Evanovich 
All Dressed in White ------ Mary Higgins Clark            Best Friends Forever ----- Kimberly Lawson Roby Commander in Chief (Tom Clancy) Mark Greaney       
Force of Nature ----- C J Box                                             Blue Heaven ------- C J Box
One Killer Force ----- Dalton Fury                                   Anonymous Sources ------ Mary Louise Kelly  
Drone ---- Mike Maken

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Winter's Bone
From Hell
Mission Impossible --- Rogue Nation
Cloud Atlas
Jason's Lyric.        
Bone Tomahawk

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Abbeville Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program 2015

“Every Hero Has a Story”, was a great success! 

Week One began with Brian Blazer’s Amazing Animals.   Brian is extremely knowledgeable about animals, their behavior and their environments. He is a great presenter and teacher with a wonderful ability to keep adults and children totally engaged with his humorous and informative interactions with the animals and his audience! 

  Brian with Kenya, a Hamadryas Baboon.  

Brian and DeShonique with Patsy, a Burmese Python.

Week Two was a tribute to our local military heroes and included discussions and presentations by the following: Former Sgt. James Peterman, Retired Major Elbert Davis, Lt. Col. Payne, Sgt. Jeff Dennis, and veteran Mr. Freddie Brannon.


Week Three highlighted our first responder heroes and included informative presentations from the Abbeville Police Department and Abbeville Fire and Rescue. Abbeville Officer Rebecca Powell and Boys and Girls Club member, Madisen Grimsley, demonstrate Items officers use to collect evidence.  Mr. Davey Dozier, 911 dispatcher with Abbeville Police Department, explains to the children when to call 911 and what information they need to know and tell the 911 operator in an emergency.  Ms. Connie Hicks from Abbeville Fire and Rescue conducted an informative fire safety presentation.

The final week of our Summer Reading Program included amazing stories of Circus heroes, along with magic tricks, amazing juggling, and hilarious slapstick humor presented by Lee Anderson!  Lee’s one-man educational circus brings wonder, fun, and laughter to kids of all ages, including those that are kids at heart!

Unlimited Possibilities @ your library


Abbeville Memorial Library serves Abbeville and Henry County by providing:

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Children’s Reading is the Ticket!  Programs

Community Interest Programs like the walking/ exercise classes

Free computer and internet usage

Free in house use of

Online Library Catalog

Website containing educational and job seeking databases



 Audio books (on CD)

Large Print books

Braille books

Career and College Test Practice books

Meeting Room usage (Call library for details)

Test Proctoring (pre-approval and appointment needed)

Notary service ($1.00)

Fax service ($1.00 per page)

Copies (25 cents per page)





  1. The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion:  A Novel    by Fannie Flagg

  2. Sycamore Row                                                          by John Grisham

  3. Winners: A Novel                                                     by Danielle Steel

  4. Walking on Water                                                    by Richard Paul Evans

  5. The Longest Ride                                                    by Nicholas Sparks

  6. Fifty Shades of Gray                                               by E.L. James

  7. Fifteen Minutes: A Novel                                        by Karen Kingsbury

  8. Dust to Dust                                                               by Tami Hoag

  9. The Beloved Stranger                                             by  Grace Livingston Hill

  10. Unlucky 13                                                                 by James Patterson

  11. Tidewater Inn                                                            by Colleen Coble

  12. Safe in His Arms                                                      by Colleen Coble

  13. The Prodigal Girl                                                       by Grace Livingston Hill

  14. A New Name                                                             by Grace Livingston Hill

  15. The Husband’s Secret                                             by Liane Moriarty

  16. The Help                                                                    by  Kathryn Stockett

  17. Heaven is for Real                                                   by Todd Burpo

  18. Whistling Past the Graveyard                                by Susan Crandall

  19. Rosemary Cottage                                                   by Colleen Coble

  20. Private L.A.                                                                by James Patterson


 FAULT Young Adult Books  
  1. The Fault in Our Stars   by John Green

  2. Divergent                                                                  by Veronica Roth

  3. Switched                                                                  by Amanda Hocking

  4. Marked                                                                    by P.C. Cast

  5. Vampire Academy                                                  by Richelle Mead

  6. Torn                                                                        by Amanda Hocking

  7. Ascend                                                                   by Amanda Hocking

  8. The Scorch Trials                                                  by James Dashner

  9. Pretty Little Liars                                                   by Sara Shepard

  10. Mockingjay                                                            by Suzanne Collins

  11. Insurgent                                                               by Veronica Roth

  12. Four: A Divergent Collection                                 by Veronica Roth

  13. Flawless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel                       by Sara Shepard

  14. City of Bones                                                            by Cassandra Clare

  15. Catching Fire                                                            by Suzanne Collins

  16. Allegiant                                                                    by Veronica Roth

  17. Unbelievable: A Pretty Little Liars Novel                 by Sara Shepard

  18. Ruthless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel                       by Sarah Shepard

  19. Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars Novel                         by Sarah Shepard

  20. Maze Runner                                                         by James Dashner


     Children’s Books  
  1. Disney Princess                                                       by Julia Lobo

  2. The X-Men School                                                   by  Michael Teitelbaum

  3. Stop the Presses!                                                     by Steven Banks

  4. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish                 by Dr. Seuss

  5. A Green, Green, Garden                                          by M. Mayer

  6. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?                 by Dr. Seuss

  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Cabin Fever                           by Jeff Kinney

  8. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star    by Rachel Renee Russell

  9. Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook                                 by Barbara Park

  10. Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl    by Rachel Renee Russell

  11. Wereworld Book 1: Rise of the Wolf                        by Curtis Joblin

  12. Sponge Bob’s Hearty Valentine                              by Emily Sollinger

  13. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed                      by Scholastic Books

  14. Roadwork!                                                               by Melissa Lagonegro

  15. My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar                                   by James Patterson

  16. Journey Around the World                                     by Sarah, Albee

  17. First Grade, Here I Come!                                      by Nancy Carlson

  18. Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition                  by Carol V. Aebersold

  19. Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine                              by Herman Parish

  20. All By Myself                                                             by Mercer Mayer



Audio Books on CD

  1. The Noticer                                                               by Andy Andrews

  2. The Whole Truth                                                     by David Baldacci

  3. The Partner                                                              by John Grisham

  4. Deliver Us From Evil                                               by David Baldacci

  5. Sycamore Row                                                         by John Grisham

  6. The Sixth Man                                                           by David Baldacci

  7. Retreat, Hell!                                                             by W.E.B. Griffin

  8. Vigilanes                                                                   by W.E.B. Griffin

  9. Under Fire                                                                by W.E.B. Griffin

  10. The Jury                                                                  by Fern Michaels

  11. Taken                                                                       by Robert Crais

  12. Takedown Twenty                                                    by Janet Evanovich

  13. Norah: A Selection from Orchard Valley Brides       by Debbie Macomber

  14. Miss Julia Strikes Back                                             by Ann B. Ross

  15. Line of Fire                                                                 by W.E.B. Griffin

  16. In Danger’s Path                                                        by W.E.B. Griffin

  17.  I, Alex Cross                                                              by James Patterson

  18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix                by J.K. Rowling

  19. Gun Game                                                                 by Faye Kellerman

  20. Counter Attack                                                         by W.E.B. Griffin





  1. Despicable Me 2 

  2. Hatfields & McCoys

  3. Frozen

  4. Iron Man 3

  5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  6. Planes

  7. The Heat

  8. Saving Mr. Banks

  9. Homefront

  10. Despicable Me

  11. Epic

  12. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail

  13. Pacific Rim

  14. Now You See Me

  15. The Avengers

  16. Last Vegas

  17. Jack Reacher

  18. Brave

  19. Alex Cross

  20. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family



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Anyone with old yearbooks collecting dust, we would love for you to donate OR loan them. We have an amazing opportunity to have our collection put on microfilm, and we need to fill in some gaps!!! Anyone who attended or graduated from Abbeville High School or Abbeville Christian Academy within the years listed below, if you would like to LOAN us your yearbook(s), we would greatly appreciate it!! We will gladly return them once we have them digitized.
We need the following Yearbooks:
Abbeville High School:
1949, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014

Abbeville Christian Academy:
We still need 1989 and 1994.
Thank you, Abbeville Christian Academy for loaning us so many of your yearbooks to have digitized!
We have course prep books available for checkout for a $20.00 deposit
ACT, GED, ASVAB, MAT, CDL EXAM (practice tests only),
Police Officer Exam, Civil Service Exam and more
 ask at the desk for more information.

Proctoring Services available
Call Paul McNamara, Library Director, for details and scheduling.
Abbeville Memorial Library
301 Kirkland Street, Abbeville, AL 36310
Phone: 334-585-2818    Fax: 334-585-2819
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Library Board Trustees
Maribeth Bedsole
 Elizabeth Starling
   Willadean Hall
 Dean Cost