62 W Main Street | Forsyth, Georgia | (478) 994-7025

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

It is the mission of the Monroe County Library to continually provide organized information, materials, services and facilities necessary to stimulate thinking; to promote informed citizenry and to enhance the educational, vocational, recreational, civic, and cultural pursuits of our community.

The Forsyth City Library was organized in August 1922 with the aid of the Forsyth Woman’s Club. The name was changed to Monroe County Library, and the library was moved to the larger facilities on West Main Street on September 7, 1937.

Affiliation with the Flint River Regional Library began in 1964. In 1981 the present facility was expanded to approximately 10,000 square feet with capacity of 44,000 volumes.

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  • We offer free Internet access via Wi-Fi, 12 public computers, and 3 AWE children’s computers.
  • Want to visit area attractions for free? Visit your Monroe County Library and ask for a pass for the Atlanta Zoo, Go Fish Center in Perry, or Georgia State Parks.
  • Not only can you checkout books at Monroe County Library, but your library card gives you access to Georgia Download Destination (link to, where you can checkout e-books and audiobooks, and even stream videos on your tablet, computer, phone, or other device.
  • More online resources from your Monroe County Library include:
  • Learning Express Library: features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests,
    and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills
    improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career
    certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep,
    GED® test prep, and more.
  • GALILEO: Georgia’s virtual library, linking you to multiple information resources, including periodicals and scholarly journals.
  • GALILEO Elementary: a part of Georgia’s virtual library that features subscription-only resources that are purchased by the State of Georgia specifically for your elementary-aged student. Unlike most websites found in a Google or Internet search, resources in GALILEO are age-appropriate, credible, and authoritative. It provides content-rich nonfiction, text complexity tools, and a robust collection of informational texts to engage students and help them become career- and college-ready.
  • Ancestry: Search billions of census, military, and immigration records and more!
  • Mango: Free lessons in 72 languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, and many more!
  • Please visit for a complete list of our online resources.
  • Join us for our AM Book Club; we meet the 4th Monday of each month at 10:30am. Call, come by, or check our Facebook page for this month’s book.
  • We offer access to GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Services). GLASS supports accessible library services in Georgia by promoting the use of assistive technology and by providing accessible reading materials to those who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print.


Board Member Appointed By
Danny Rumney Monroe County BOC
80 Benton Rd. 01/01/13-12/31/16
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Ralph Bass, Retired Monroe County BOC
318 Indian Springs Dr. 01/01/13-12/31/16
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Gael Bostick, Homemaker Monroe County BOC
250 Collier Rd. 01/01/13-12/31/16
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Kenny Walker Monroe County BOC
389 Brookwood Dr 01/1/12-12/31/15
Forsyth, GA 31029

Franklin Freeman Monroe County BOC
250 Lassiter Rd 01/31/11-12/31/14
Forsyth, GA 31029

Linda T. Davis, Retired Monroe County BOC
88 Willis Wilder Dr. 12/6/2011-12/31/15
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Isabel Waldrep Monroe County BOC
126 Conifer Dr. 1/7/14-12/31/17
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Rosemary Gantt, Retired Monroe County BOC
P.O. Box 927 1/1/11-12/31/14
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Sharon Goodwin, Retired Monroe County BOC
4561 GA Highway 42 North 1/7/14-12/31/17
Forsyth, GA, 31029

Sharon Hopper, Principal Monroe County BOE
P.O. Box 1234
Forsyth, GA, 31029
478-994-3495 or 478-994-0879

Lamar Russell, Retired City of Forsyth
106 Mornside Dr.
Forsyth, GA, 31029