Decatur County Library



Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

IMG_0555 - CopyThe Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library serves as the headquarters for the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System. Providing a wide range of material, the library collection includes contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction titles, books on CD, large print materials, music CDs, and DVDs. As a member of PINES, you can borrow materials from across the state.

Our genealogy room offers local histories, yearbooks, microfilm of local newspapers, and numerous other helpful resources. Our public computers allow patrons the opportunity to check their email, work on papers, and use the Internet.

ChildrensRoomDEC-e1502216131706-300x175Our children’s room consists of classic and contemporary print and DVD titles for children of all ages and reading levels. The children’s room also has six computers with games and learning activities appropriate for your child’s learning level.

Events for Children Last Updated 9/28/2022

Toddler Time: Every Tuesday at 10:00 am

Come play with other children, hear fun stories, dance to music, and enjoy sensory play.

Elementary Storytime: 1st Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 pm

Come meet other children, hear great stories, learn new songs, and make crafts.

Minecraft Club: 2nd Thursday of the Month at 4:00 pm

Come build your world at the library! You are welcome to bring your own device to use. Ages 8-12. 

Library Legos: 3rd Thursday of the Month at 4:00 pm

Come build with Legos, K’NEX, and other building materials. For all ages.

Events for Adults

We are in the process of bringing back Adult events. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these events by emailing librarian@swgrl.org. Thank you.

Introductory Computer Class: 1st Thursday of each month at 10 am
Call 229-248-2665 to sign up.

These classes cover Microsoft Word, how to use the computer, and how to search the Internet.

Financial Advice: Please check the library calendar for dates.

Come to the library to learn about investing, credit, and more! Led by Kellie Merck of Envision Credit Union.

DIY Craft Club:

Come to the library to work on your craft project with friends! Please bring your own supplies.

Bainbridge Bookworms: Second Monday of each month, 6 pm virtually.

Join our wonderful monthly book club. For more details or to join, call the library at 229-248-2665.

Bookends Book Club:

Join our wonderful monthly book club. For more details or to join, call the library at 229-248-2665.

Bridge Club:

Come play bridge at the library! Players of all skill levels welcome.

Chess Club:

Come play chess at the library! Players of all ages and skill levels welcome.

The library will hold special events throughout the year. The calendar at the bottom of this page lists all events that will take place at the library.

Please call us or email us at librarian@swgrl.org or subscribe to our Spotlight Newsletter for more information on any of our programs and events.

Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library Board Members

Library-022-300x225Chairman: Shirley Beck

Treasurer:Bert Hines

Secretary:Jan Godwin

Board Members

  • Ann Ariail
  • Shirley Beck
  • Celeste Burke
  • Jan Godwin
  • Bert Hines
  • Linda Lumpkin
  • Kathy Varner
  • Branagan Webb
  • Scott Tuten, ex officio
  • Decatur County Library