Willis L. Miller Library

The headquarters and largest branch in the South Georgia Regional Library system family tree is located in beautiful Valdosta, Georgia, also known as the Azalea City, boyhood home to the infamous Doc Holiday.

The Willis L. Miller Library will be a true 21st Century library serving Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the entire SGRL Network of libraries.  This library is located in North Valdosta and features 34,000 square feet of facilities offering general library services, gig speed WiFi internet, computer work stations, a children's area, teen area, 3-D printing maker space, class rooms, computer labs, microfilm facilities, and numerous well appointed meeting rooms of all sizes to serve the community.

This new facility, inaugurated July 28, 2018, is the culmination of efforts by the SGRL system Board, Library staff, stakeholders, and the community.  It was made possible thanks to the generosity of donors, and the support of the community.

In particular, the SGRL libraries wish to recognize the generous support of Mr. Willis L. ("Wyn") Miller which made this outstanding new library possible.  A lifelong resident of Valdosta, Wyn’s love of public libraries came from his mother taking him to the Carnegie Library, Valdosta’s first public library, as a child. A previous trustee and chairman of the South Georgia Regional Library System Board of Trustees, Wyn and his family have a long history of serving in the community. His father, Willis Miller Jr., dedicated land in 1988 upon which the W.L. Miller Memorial Library sits in Lakeland, Georgia. The Miller family is honored to contribute to this facility and to support other libraries in Lowndes and surrounding counties.

Willis L. Miller Library

Jeanna Allums
Head Librarian

Willis L. Miller Library
2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta GA 31602
 229-333-0086

HOURS
Mon - Thurs: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Status: Central Library
County: Lowndes
PINES Code - SGRL-VALDOSTA

WHAT MAKES THIS NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY UNIQUE?

The Willis L. Miller Valdosta is the only SGRL library with meeting rooms available for rental by private businesses, and not just non-profit organizations.

The Willis L. Miller Library offers free WiFi internet with very high speed "gig" bandwidth!  We also feature a 3-D printer maker space in our computer lab.

The only neighborhood library with weekend hours, the Willis L. Miller Library is the perfect place to visit for Sunday afternoon family outings.

December 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Career Corner 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Baby Stories & More 11:00 am & 4:30 pm
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  • 3-D Printing Class 4:00 pm (Limited to 6 people)
  • Toddler Time 11:00 am
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  • Hands on Storytime 3:30 pm
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  • Computer Class w/ Eric 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • STEAM After School Program 4:15 pm
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  • UNAVAILABLE-Willis L. Miller CLOSED
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  • Chess Club 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  • Career Corner 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Baby Stories & More 11:00 am & 4:30 pm
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  • 3-D Printing Class 4:00 pm (Limited to 6 people)
  • Toddler Time 11:00 am
  • Cozy Mystery Book Club 11:00 am
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  • Hands on Storytime 3:30 pm
  • Veteran's Outreach Help 9:30 am -11:00 am
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  • Magical Escape Room~Muggles Welcome 4:30 pm
  • Computer Class w/ Eric 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Poke the Play Dough 4:15 pm
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  • First Responder's Day 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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  • Bookfellows 4:00 pm
  • Career Corner 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Baby Stories & More 11:00 am & 4:30 pm
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  • 3-D Printing Class 4:00 pm (Limited to 6 people)
  • Toddler Time 11:00 am
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  • Hands on Storytime 3:30 pm
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  • Polar Pajama Party 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Computer Class w/ Eric 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • LEGO Club 4:15 pm
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  • Genealogy 101 w/ Irene 10:00 am
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  • Knitting & Crocheting Class 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • Chess Club 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  • Career Corner 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Baby Stories & More 11:00 am & 4:30 pm
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  • **Library Closed for Christmas**
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  • **Library Closed for Christmas**
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  • Family Sensory Storytime 6:00 pm
  • Computer Class w/ Eric 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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  • Saturday Stories 11:30 am
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  • Career Corner 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Baby Stories & More 11:00 am & 4:30 pm
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  • **Library Closed for New Year's**

FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS/TEACHERS

Looking for more information on Children’s Programs? Call the Youth Services Department at 229-333-0086!

Bring your baby to our weekly Baby Story Time! We meet every Monday at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm in the Activity room. Not only do we read a few short stories, we also sing, play with scarves, and let the little ones do some moving around!

Toddler Time at 11:00am and 4:30 pm on Tuesdays is the perfect place to bring your 2-5 year old to hear fantastic stories told by our energetic staff! We also have simple crafts or coloring sheets so that everyone gets something to take something home and remember the stories by. We’re open and welcoming to all tots, even if they need to move around during the story, so don’t hesitate to come enjoy the fun in our Activity room!

Family Story Time and Craft is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:30 am.  This story time is suitable for all ages and perfect for a family that’s looking for something fun to do together in the morning.  We hope to see you here!

Thursday Activities!

*All activities take place in the Children's Activity Room unless otherwise noted.*

STEAM After School
Every 1st Thursday of the month at 4:15 pm join us for STEAM After School!  These activities will vary from class to class and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics!  This program is designed for children in Elementary School to come learn and explore! Drop by to see what fantastic things we get up to, from exploring gravity to learning about the life cycle of a butterfly!

Poke the Playdough
Poke the Playdough meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:15.  This activity is geared toward younger children, ages 2-5.  We enjoy a brief story and then encourage children to use their creativity to make wonderful representations of what we've read!

Lego Club
Our Lego Club meets on the third Thursday of each month in the Children's Activity Room at 4:15 pm! Children have a structured build, followed by an opportunity to talk about what they created. Afterwards, they can use their imagination to build whatever they want!

Sensory Story Time
Looking for an activity that provides fidgets and stories in one place?  Look no further than our Sensory Story Time!  This activity takes place the 4th Thursday of the month @ 6:00 pm in our Children's Activity Room!

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Check out our monthly calendar to see what we've got going on for teens!  We'll have a few fun activities (including murder mysteries, escape rooms, and crafts) throughout the year

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Basic-Level PC Classes with Eric: Every Thursday from 8:30-9:20. Call the Information Desk at 229-333-0086 for more details.

Toastmasters: Join this group every Thursday at 6:00 to improve your public speaking skills. Come to any session to sign up.

Spanish Classes with Kiersten Jakes: Learn conversational Spanish while engaging in fun activities. Meets from 6:00-7:30 on every Monday. To sign up, just come to a class.

Legal Help from Georgia Legal Services provides one-on-one legal help on a first come, first served basis on every third Friday from 1:00-3:30. Come to the Information Desk (229-333-0086) for more information.

English as a Second Language Classes (ESL): Coming soon!