J. Joel Edwards Public Library
The Flint River Regional Library System was founded in 1949. Our service area includes the six West Central Georgia counties of Butts, Fayette, Lamar, Monroe, Pike and Spalding, covers 1,392 square miles and serves a population of 272,943 persons.
Our member libraries contain over 506,046 items and have circulated over 1,242,562 items to over 1,527,187 visitors!
The J. Joel Edwards Library is a branch of the Flint River Regional Library System. It is under the umbrella of PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services). Patrons have access to books from over 200 libraries in the PINES system.
We now have Free Public Wi-Fi internet access.
To obtain a PINES card, simply present identification with your current address. There is no charge for membership. Children must be at least 5 years of age and able to write their first and last names in order to become a member. A parent or guardian must be present and sign the application form.
USE OF LIBRARY SERVICES
Patrons must have a library card to check out books, CDs and tapes or to use the computers. Unpaid fines of $10 or more or failure to return overdue books may result in suspension of privileges.
A parent or guardian must accompany children ages 9 or younger at all times. Please pick up unaccompanied older children prior to closing time.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
COMPUTERS - Ten public access computers are available for members at no charge provided a PINES card is presented. Patrons ages 18 and younger must have written parental consent to use the Internet, and children age 9 or younger must be supervised.
COPIES - There is a charge of 20 cents per page for copies.
GENEALOGY - A genealogy room is available with cemetery records, reference books on Georgia, etc.
READING LISTS - AR reading lists are available for Pike primary, elementary, and middle schools students. Tests can only be taken at school.
VACATION READING PROGRAM - A Vacation Reading Program is offered for preschool children and students through age 16. Participants keep up with hours read and can attend various programs that encourage summer reading.
Congratulations to our Bright Ideas grant winners, Mr. Clay Woerner and Ms. Cathy Partain. Mr. Woerner was awarded $940 from Southern Rivers Energy's Bright Ideas program to fund improvements to the Pirate Trail. Ms. Partain received $1000 to fund a Spanish library for her classroom. Congratulations to both winners, and thank you to Southern Rivers Energy for helping to make these great ideas a reality!
Pictured with our winners are Superintendent Michael Duncan, as well as Erin Cook, Josh Hendricks, and Kathryn Claxton, from Southern Rivers.
Proof of Residency
Parents/Guardians must provide proof of residency when students are in K, 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade or when there is a question concerning residency. We will not begin to collect these until the first week of school.
Acceptable Proofs of Residency are current (within 30 days) utility bills (power, propane, phone, water, cable/satellite, trash pickup), notarized lease, and rental agreement. Utility bills need to show your street address as receiving service and may not be over 30 days old. If you live with someone else, and the bills are in their name, they will need to come with you to fill out an Affidavit of Residence, bring two acceptable Proofs of Residence, and provide I.D.
You may send current proof of residency with your child beginning the first week of school. We will photocopy and give the originals back to your student. Or, feel free to bring them to the front office when school begins.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Library Manager: Rosemary Bunn
7077 Highway 19 South
PO Box 574
Zebulon, GA 30295