Welcome to Peach Public Libraries


The Peach Public Libraries system is committed to promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, and combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference by making the best possible library resources, personnel, and facilities available.

With our participation in the Georgia Library PINES program, the Peach Public Libraries serve not only the citizens of Peach County, but also library users of more than 275 libraries and affiliated service outlets in almost 140 counties across the state.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

PC Family Connection

Peach County Family Connections
Please join Peach Public Libraries at Peach County Family Connection First Annual Family Resource Fair, Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00am until 3:00pm at Festival Park (across the street from the Library).

Over 40 exhibitors and vendors will provide information on resources for families and children, health screenings, entertainment, food, door prizes, and much more.

For more information, contact Sheila Rahim, Peach County Family Connection Executive Director at (478) 461-1373

Vanished Towns Revisited

Vanished Towns Revisited: Crawford County and Byron, GA
Join authors Victoria Simmons and Billy Powell as they host a book discussion and signing for their work "Vanished Towns Revisited: Crawford County and Byron, Georgia" Friday, April 24, 2015, 11:00am until 1:00pm at the Byron Public Library, 105 Church Street, Byron.

Prime Time Preschool

Prime Time Preschool Programs
Peach Public Libraries is seeking families with children ages 3 to 5 years old to participate in a series of programs focusing on literacy acquisition and early literacy skills.

PRIME TIME PRESCHOOL introduces young children to the humanities and to literature in a way that is developmentally appropriate and engaging. During the programs, parents of preschoolers will learn how to book-share with their children, how to ask questions that encourage critical thinking, how to make reading enjoyable and relevant, and how to encourage children to internalize a love of learning.

A series of six programs will be offered each Monday evening at Thomas Public Library (Fort Valley). A second series of six programs will be offered each Tuesday evening at Byron Public Library (Byron).

For more information and to register to participate in the program, please contact Maira Hernandez, Childrens Specialist at (478) 825-1640. Deadline for registration is April 25, 2015.

Byron Library Closed Saturdays
Effective, January 1, 2015, the Byron Public Library will be closed on Saturdays. Regular operating hours for the Byron Public Library will be

Monday9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday hours at Thomas Public Library (Fort Valley), 9:30am to 1:30pm will remain unchanged.

Online Voter Registration
Register to Vote Georgia Georgians can now register to vote online using the Georgia Office of Secretary of State's Online Voter Registration System.

To use the Online Voter Registration System you must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS. If you do not have a valid driver’s license or identification card, you may manually submit a paper registration.

You may use this system to (1) Register to vote in Georgia or (2) change your name and/or address on your current registration record.

Savings Sense Coupon Workshop
Our first Savings Sense workshop at Thomas Public Library was a huge hit. Visit our facebook page for photos from the event. We are now accepting pre-registrations for another Savings Sense Coupon Workshop to be held at the Byron Public Library. Please call the Byron Library at (478) 956-2200 to pre-register.

Savings Sense is a FREE workshop taught by Rachael Mercer, an expert couponer from the Middle GA area. From learning about coupons to stacking various coupon types to stockpiling, Rachael will teach you everything you need to know to "use your sense to save more than cents!" All classes are FREE and include workbook, door prizes, and subscription offers to the Macon Telegraph.

Overdue Library Materials and Outstanding Fines and Fees
In February 2014, Peach Public Libraries will begin using collection agency services to recover long overdue library materials and outstanding fines and fees.

Please use this opportunity to return overdue library materials and clear your library account of outstanding fines and fees.

Using your library card and PIN, you may view your library account online at www.gapines.org

Peach Paradise

Peach County: The World's Peach Paradise by Marilyn Neisler Windham
Peach County: The World’s Peach Paradise is a delightful visual history that features a newly discovered and quite remarkable photographic collection and brings to life one of the most formative periods in Peach County’s history. The 1920s were a magical time in Peach County, Georgia. For one day every year from 1922 to 1926 a Greek-style event in fairy-tale fashion—the Peach Blossom Festival, the precursor of the Georgia Peach Festival—was held in honor of the peach in the county seat. The peach was of tremendous importance to the economy and people of Peach County, and when Fort Valley decided in 1922 to host the first Peach Blossom Festival and to invite the world, the world responded. Thousands came for the festivals, which were said to rival Mardi Gras and California’s Rose Festival, and which even attracted the attention of National Geographic and Hollywood movie studios.

Available from Arcadia Publishing

Library Fines and Fees
Effective November 1, 2012 - Library fines and fees balance must be below $5.00 before checking out library materials. All library fines and fees must be paid in full before using library computers.

GO FISH Education Center Passes
Go Fish Education Center Public libraries across the state will begin loaning family passes for the Go Fish Education Center in Perry. The family passes, when presented with a valid library card, will be good for free admission to the center for as many as six family members, a potential savings of up to $30.00 READ MORE

Zoo Atlanta Library Program Launches Statewide
Georgia families can now check out free excursions to Zoo Atlanta, just by owning a library card. A new partnership between Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Public Library Service allows adults with valid library cards access to the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass at any participating public library branch throughout the state of Georgia.

One Zoo Atlanta Family Pass is available for checkout in each participating public library. The pass may be checked out once per year, per card, per household, and is valid for two adults and up to two children. The Family Pass also includes a library loan of the WSB-TV-produced DVD, "Animal Explorers." The pass is not valid for fee-based events or programs and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Standard general admission will apply to families with additional children; children must be accompanied by an adult.

For full details on accessing and using the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass call the Thomas Public Library at (478) 825-1640 or the Byron Public Library at (478) 956-2200 or visit zooatlanta.org

Free Annual Credit Report
Your credit report, or credit file disclosure, is a record of your credit activities. Your credit is very important in determining how much you can borrow, the interest rate and the terms of loans. With your permission, your credit report may even be considered by potential employers.

As a Georgia resident, you are entitled by the Fair Business Practices Act to receive two FREE credit reports per year from each of the three major reporting agencies - Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

To receive your free reports, you must go to a single central source, www.annualcreditreport.com where you may view your report online. You may also call the central request line 1-800-322-8228 to receive a copy by mail. If you prefer, you can also go to the Federal Trade Commission's website and print out an Annual Credit Report Request Form, to be completed and mailed to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

For more information please visit the following:
Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs (The State of Georgia)
The Federal Trade Commission Free Annual Credit Report

Librarians are available to assist you in obtaining your free annual credit reports.

Donate Your High School Yearbook
Peach Public Libraries is attempting to complete our collection of Fort Valley High School and Peach County High School Yearbooks. If you have unwanted copies of yearbooks from Fort Valley High School or Peach County High School, please consider donating them to the library. All donations to Peach Public Libraries are tax deductible. Please ask for a donation receipt letter at the time of donation.

ParkPass Library Loan Program
With a valid library card you can borrow a Georgia State Parks Annual ParkPass and an individual Historic Sites Visitors Pass for up to 7 days. READ MORE

New Releases for April 2015

  • At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts
  • Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury
  • Cuba Straits by Randy Wayne White
  • Dead City by James Ponti
  • The End of College by Kevin Carey
  • Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottonline
  • The Finisher by David Baldacci
  • The Great Divide by Thomas Fleming
  • Host by Robin Cook
  • Hot Pursuit by Stuart Woods
  • The Liar by Nora Roberts
  • The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis
  • Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson
  • Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross
  • The Patriot Threat by Steve Barry
  • Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm
  • Rescue at Los Banos by Bruce Henderson
  • Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • The Stranger by Harlan Coben
  • Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
  • The Whites by Harry Brandt
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu


* This is not a complete list of all of our new titles, only a selected few. Please come into the library to checkout all our new arrivals or search the Georgia PINES catalog before visiting the library.

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