Please Visit Us

We hope you have had an opportunity to visit the new SGRL Friends BookStore located at the new library (2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta).  If you haven’t, our store hours are 10-1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11-2 on Saturdays.  Our inventory changes from day to day so there are always “new” books for you to choose for your reading enjoyment.

We are accepting donations of gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s, and audio books.  You may leave them on the table at loading dock located to the left of the building. Your gift can become someone’s treasure.  Your donations are what makes our organization work and without them, our store would cease to exist.

We are also looking for volunteers so that we might extend our hours.  Training is free and the work is not hard.  You can contact us at

Thank you for your support.

You’re Invited!

Grand Opening is Saturday, July 28th!

Come join the Grand Opening Celebration starting at 10:00 am on Saturday at the new Willis L. Miller Library located at 2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta.  Our new BookStore at the front of the building will be open from 10 am until 5 pm.

Directions from the old library to the new library:

From the old library (home on map below) 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive:

  • Head east to Ashley Street and turn left at stoplight.
  • Go north on Ashley until you reach Connell Road on the right.
  • Turn right and proceed east to Julia Drive on the left.
  • Turn left on Julia Drive for one block.  The library is on the left.


Count Up to Count Down

There are only 3 days left for you to Count Up the savings at our $5 Fill A Bag BookStore Sale.  Our last three days in our old store are Tuesday, May 22, Saturday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 29.  Be sure to come and fill a bag so that you will have enough books to last until our new store opens on July 28.

We will be sending you updates to remind you of the store opening at 2906 Julia Drive.  You can follow us on our website, or on Facebook, The SGRL Friends Bookstore. Please note that our Facebook page name has changed from Friends of South Georgia Regional Library to The SGRL Friends Bookstore.

Children’s Books Added

” We have received a new supply of children’s books which include many Chapter Books for the more advanced reader.  Don’t forget we still have our $5 Fill a Bag sale going.  There are only five shopping days left until we close the store and relocate to the new Miller library on Julia Drive.  We will be sending updates as we have more information.”

“What Are Chapter Books?

For young and new readers, books tend to be very short. They are made up of just words or a few short sentences. They are primarily very picture heavy and have a simple, linear story.

Chapter books are the next stage for readers. Chapter books are stories that are long enough and complex enough to require chapters to break them up. At a young age, they are not too long; they are shorter than novels but longer than typical picture books.

Chapter books often have illustrations, too, but they are not as large or as prevalent as early reading material. In general, children are ready to progress to chapter books around the age of seven or eight.”

Don’t Say Goodbye Yet! Please!

Don’t Say Goodbye Yet! Please!

The Friends of the Library BookStore and Library at 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive will be open the month of MAY.  Due to delays at the new library, we will be able to continue to serve you at the old bookstore.  Our $5 Fill a Bag sale will continue.  We will also be accepting donations during May.

We anticipate the opening of our new store and the Miller Library at 2906 Julia Drive to be July 28 and our old store to be closed during the month of June.   Watch our website, and/or Friends of South Georgia Library on Facebook for any further changes or updates.

Please pass this information along to your friends who might not receive our email.  Thank you for your patronage and patience as we look forward to our new location.

Last Chance

FINAL $5 BAG SALE DAYS at the BackDoor BookStore (300 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Valdosta) are Tuesday, April 24 and Saturday, April 28.  Our store will be closed to pack and move during the month of May.  The new SGRL BookStore will open at the new Miller Library located at 2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta on Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 am. Watch the local paper or check the library’s website for Grand Opening details.

Save your donation of books and other media for our store until June at the new library where we will be glad to receive them.  Please do not leave books outside or on the tables at the old location on Woodrow Wilson Drive.

Store hours at our new location will be 10 am – 1 pm on Tuesdays and 11 am – 2 pm on Saturdays.  We may begin to change or add additional hours as we learn the needs of our patrons.  Watch our website or find us on Facebook at Friends of South Georgia Library for updates.  You can also subscribe to our email by signing up on our website’s Sales/Events page.