LaFayette-Walker Public Library
The LaFayette-Walker County Library is the largest branch in the Cherokee Regional Library System and is home to the headquarters of the Cherokee Regional Library System. The LaFayette-Walker County Library has a materials circulation of approximately 76,985 (FY 2008). Twelve Internet accessible computers are available for public use, each with the Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 suite of products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Anyone with a PINES library card in good standing may use these computers free of charge. The LaFayette-Walker County Branch is also Wi-Fi ready. The branch also offers a wide variety of magazines and newspapers for public use.
The LaFayette-Walker County Library is supported by the local Friends of the Library whose members volunteer to work on projects and activities which benefit the library. The Friends of the Library host an annual Open House and Book Sale to raise funds that go to support the LaFayette-Walker County Library’s Summer Reading Program and other material needs. The Friends of the Library meet regularly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.
The LaFayette Walker County Library is home to the Doris Coulter Hetzler Memorial Georgia History & Genealogy Room which houses a special collection of books, microfilm, files, and other materials needed for genealogical and historical research. Although the collection focuses on Georgia (primarily Northwest Georgia), other states are represented. Adjoining states and migration route states are of interest to our researchers. The Walker County Historical Society collection is in our Georgia Room, plus local organizations and individuals donate materials. Carol Smith manages the Georgia History and Genealogy Room which is open Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Genealogical questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LaFayette-Walker County Library offers a weekly pre-school Ready to Read story hour each Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Other programs for all ages are scheduled periodically. Meeting space is available for public use by contacting the Library Manager for desired dates.