W.G. Rhea Public Library, located near the center of downtown Paris, has some of the most friendly and helpful folks in town. The are books (hardcopies and audio), magazines, teacher resources and dvd’s available. Every week during the school year, the children’s library comes alive during story hour in the Franklin Thompson Room. Look for special exhibits and programs throughout the year. The Rhea public library is a genealogist’s paradise. The Genealogy Room holds hundreds of books, microfilm reels, and CD’s to help you climb your family tree. You are bound to find a “cousin” here as Henry County was located on a major pioneer route during the early settlement of the western United States. There is also an onsite used Bookstore for receiving gently used book donations and for your browsing pleasure. All proceeds from the sales at the Bookstore go towards Library activities.
SERVICES provided by your library are numerous: FAX/SCAN services copy services, tourism information, historical information, 15 computers are available for the public to access, children’s computers with games and options for young teens to enjoy and a vibrant summer reading program unfolds every year.
The Friends of the W.G. Rhea Public Library is a nonprofit organization that volunteers to help the library with programing and raises money to help support these activities