The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is a branch of the Flint River Regional Library System and is located in Zebulon, Georgia. As a member of the PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) system, patrons have access to books, movies, and many other resources from over 300 libraries across the state of Georgia.
Georgia residents that are first-time members can obtain a Georgia PINES library card at no cost with the presentation of an I.D. that contains a current address. Out-of-state residents can receive a Georgia PINES library card for a fee. Children of any age can be registered for their own card by a parent or legal guardian. Patron accounts will require renewal every two years that includes paying off any fines, replacing lost cards, and updating personal information.
Library patrons must have a library card with them to check out books, DVDs, and crafting kits as well as to use the computers. Patrons will also receive access to free Audiobooks, e-books, and online magazines using RB Digital. Unpaid fines of $10 or more, or failure to return overdue books, will result in suspension of privileges until the fines are paid. A parent or guardian must always accompany children ages 9 or younger while using the library. Unaccompanied minors must be picked up from the library before closing time. The library also offers patrons a variety of packets that are available for check out that allow free entry into various museums and activities throughout the state including:
The Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, Georgia)
The Chattahoochee Nature Center (Roswell, Georgia)
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (Macon, Georgia)
Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites
Go Fish Education Center (Perry, Georgia)
The Michael C. Carlos Art & History Museum (Atlanta, Georgia)
The Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon, Georgia)
The Tubman Museum (Macon, Georgia)
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (Atlanta, Georgia)
Zoo Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
J. Joel Edwards Library
7077 U.S. Hwy 19
Zebulon, GA 30295
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
– 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
We have free public Wi-Fi internet access!
The library offers patrons access to 14 public access computers that can be used at any time with a PINES library card at no cost. In addition to these computers, there are also two AWE computers available for children that emphasize literacy and learning through fun and inventive games. Patrons are also able to print, copy, and scan using library equipment. There is a charge of 20 cents per page for black and white prints/copies, 50 cents for color, and no cost to scan and upload documents. The library also offers patrons access to a microfilm reader and digitized copies of The Pike County Journal dating back to 1888.
The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is the only library to offer public access to a maker space in the Flint River system. This room is open during special hours for patrons to use the library’s 3-D printer, Ellison die-cuts, Gemini cutter, Silhouette cutter, heating press, button maker, and much more. Patrons should bring their own materials but can use the equipment at no cost. Contact the library to schedule an appointment or find out more about the STEAMroom.
Monday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: By appointment (when staffing allows)
The library also offers a wide variety of programs and events for all ages. Every program is free and open to the public but may have age restrictions. Contact the library or visit the library’s Facebook page for dates of monthly Saturday classes and to RSVP for programs that require registration.
Rockin’ Readers Story Time- Mondays @ 1:00 PM (grades K-4)
Pre-school Story Time- Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM (ages 3-5)
Toddler Time- Thursdays @ 11:00 AM (ages 12-36 months)
Adult DIY- Saturdays (monthly)
Cooking for Kids- Saturdays (monthly)
STEAMroom Training- Saturdays (monthly)
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The library also offers children ages 0-18 the opportunity to participate in a Summer Reading Program. Students that are enrolled will log their reading hours and receive prizes for their time reading as well as participate in a variety of fun-filled and age-appropriate programs that will be sure to have them leaving wanting more. This program is designed to encourage students to read during the summer and continue good literacy habits while they are not in school. Programs are divided by age groups and all are welcome to participate. For dates and additional information regarding the Summer Reading Program, contact the library.