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
Summer Reading Program - FIZZ! BOOM! READ!
The 2014 Summer Reading Program has wrapped up. Thank you to all who participated this summer. Please turn in reading logs to either the Thomas Public Library in Fort Valley or the Byron Public Library in Byron.
Saving Sense Coupon Workshop - Byron Public Library
Saturday, July 12, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Byron Public Library, Byron
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!" Register Here
Online Voter Registration
Georgians can now register to vote online using the Georgia Office of Secretary of State's Online Voter Registration System.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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 June 2014
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Any Other Name by Craig Johnson
- Backlands: A Novel of the American West by Michael McGarrity
- Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
- City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
- Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda
- Delicious by Ruth Reichl
- Field of Prey by John Sandford
- Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
- Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have by Bill Geist and Willie Geist
- Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T. D. Jakes
- Kill Switch by James Rollins
- The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
- Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
- Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas) by Charlaine Harris
- No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
- One and Only by Emily Giffin
- One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future by Ben Carson M.D. and Candy Carson
- The Prodigal Son (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby
- Resistant by Michael Palmer
- Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
- Sniper Honor by Stephen Hunter
- Starfire by Dale Brown
- Sting Of The Drone by Richard Clarke
- Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
* 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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