With a rich collection of local and genealogy materials, unique locally drawn murals in the children’s room, fast wired and wireless Internet access, a large meeting room, and of course, up to date books, the library is a vital participant in the economic growth and development of Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County.
|From the library’s first home in a 1915 Carnegie building to the move in 1983
to the current location, library services have been an integral part of this community.
With a collection of nearly 60,000 items and recent checkouts of over 6,000 items per month, the community has shown overwhelming support for the library and its services. As a member of PINES, a nearly state-wide library system, Fitzgerald library users can borrow from any participating library, place requests and renew items online. The library also offers:
Access to GALILEO – a tremendous collection of online databases provided to all public libraries in Georgia.
Free wireless and wired Internet plus age-appropriate children’s computers with educational games.
The nationally recognized Alvin G. and Lydia Todd Brown Symposium, which has brought such
famous writers as Erskine Caldwell, Lillian Hoban, and Stuart Woods to Fitzgerald.
A large meeting/conference room equipped with restroom facilities.
Vacation Reading Program for children of all ages and Accelerated Reading testing in cooperation
with area schools.
Seminars and workshops on topics from tax preparation and genealogy to flower arranging and cooking.
The Georgia Room which has an extensive genealogy and local history collection.
Photocopying, faxing and notary services.
J. Sara Paulk, Assistant Director
Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library
123 North Main Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
(229) 426-5080 / FAX (229) 426-5084