531 Second Ave., Eastman Georgia 31023
Ocmulgee Regional Library System, serving an area of 63,000 residents, has a collection of 240,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,890 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 960 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 18 employees, of whom 4 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 6 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $48,000. Patrons make 270,000 visits annually, and check out materials 200,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
05/19 Coming to The Eastman area
Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Rose Show and Festival Thomasville GA February25 Held in beautiful downtown Thomasville, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920's! Enjoy roses, roses, and more roses, plus two parades, live music and street dance, arts and crafts, fantastic food and so much more!
Woodbine Crawfish Festival Woodbine GA April26-27 The annual Crawfish Festival is a family oriented event and offers something for all ages from children's amusements to arts & crafts, to cloggers, square dancers and live bands.
Georgia Strawberry Festival Art and Craft Show Reynolds GA April27 The Georgia Strawberry Festival Arts and Crafts Show invite you to Reynolds, Georgia for a funfilled day of arts and crafts, food, fun and entertainment as we celebrate strawberry season.
Madison Fest Madison GA April37 Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ""greener"" life. This daylong festival takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.