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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


Thomas Public Library To Reopen Monday, June 29th at 9:30am
The air conditioner units at Thomas Public Library (Fort Valley) have been repaired. The library is scheduled to reopen on Monday, June 29th at 9:30am.

Summer Reading 2015 Calendar of Events
Download a complete Summer Reading 2015 Calendar of Events

Thank You to our Summer Reading Program Hero Sponsors
Every Hero Has A Story

  • Brown Family Practice, LLC - Dr. Crystal Brown, M.D.
  • Captain D's of Fort Valley
  • Dairy Queen of Byron
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • Fort Valley Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Flint Energies
  • Pizza Hut of Byron
  • Pizza Hut of Fort Valley
  • Whitaker Family Dentistry, Inc.

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten
1000 Books B4 Kindergarten In partnership with Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) and libraries across the state, Peach Public Libraries encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before age 5. This program is designed to be a fun and easy way to help your child develop the pre-reading skills that are vital to kindergarten readiness.

Research shows a striking correlation between pre-reading skills and later academic success reaching into high school and beyond. Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and best teacher. By sharing stories at home, you can give your child a valuable gift - a sense of confidence and a love for books and reading that can last a lifetime.

Visit the 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten website to print reading logs or track your child's progress using the online reading logs.

Atlanta Braves Home Run Readers Program
Atlanta Braves Peach Public Libraries, The Atlanta Braves, Georgia Public Library Service and SUBWAY® Restaurants are teaming up for the 2015 Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, Home Run Readers!

This educational outreach promotes literacy, an important skill necessary in a student's educational development, and encourages students to build a love for reading by continuing to advance their reading skills during the summer months. Home Run Readers is open to all Georgia students in grades K-12.

Please visit the Library for more information. Program rules, a list of suggested titles, registration information and redemption forms are available online at www.braves.com/reading.

Check It Out Reading Challenge with the Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks
Peach Public Libraries has partnered with the Georgia Public Library Service and the Atlanta Hawks to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Check It Out Reading Challenge.

Students in grades K-12 who successfully read at least five books will receive a free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to a 2015-16 Atlanta Hawks regular season game and a Check it Out Reading Challenge bookmark (while supplies last).

For more information please visit the library or register online at www.nba.com/hawks/community/Check_It_Out_main.html

529Plan Sweepstakes @ The Library

529 Plan

For the sixth consecutive year, the Path2College 529 Plan is partnering with Georgia Public Library Service during the 2015 Summer Reading Program to offer the Every Hero Has A Story Sweepstakes.

One lucky child will win $5,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan and four others will win $1,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan.

Legal residents of the state of Georgia who are at least 21 years of age or older, are the parent, legal guardian or grandparent of a child born in 1999 or after and who is participating in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program may enter for a chance to win. Enter the sweepstakes by completing the entry form between May 1 – August 10, 2015.

Limit of one (1) entry per eligible person, per child.

Visit www.path2college529.com/news/reading.shtml for entry and complete rules and prize details.

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.

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 July 2015

  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux
  • Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky
  • Charlie Martz and Other Stories by Elmore Leonard
  • Code of Conduct by Brad Thor
  • Country by Danielle Steel
  • Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  • The Fixer by Joseph Finder
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Grey by E.L. James
  • Homecoming by Kass Morgan
  • The Last Town by Blake Crouch
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Off the Page by Jodi Piccoult
  • Pines by Blake Crouch
  • The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner
  • The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
  • The Santangelos by Jackie Collins
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  • The Silenced by Heather Graham
  • Summer Secrets by Jane Green
  • Tom Clancy Under Fire by Grant Blackwood
  • The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
  • True or Die by James Patterson
  • Wayward by Blake Crouch
  • Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

MORE NEW RELEASES

* 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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