Youth Center

Youth Center 1


511 17th Street W, Tifton

The City of Tifton held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Anthony G. Bateman Youth Center on October 27, 2022. Construction of the center was made possible by a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, City Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the Tift County Board of Education and numerous donations from the community. Many people at the City and within the community dedicated time to ensure the successful execution of the project. Dr. Tonja Tift serves as the Executive Director for the center. 
The center features a multipurpose room, adult learning room, warming kitchen, computer lab and craft room. 

Youth Center

  1. Sat Jun. 10

  2. Sat Jun. 17

  3. Wed Jun. 21

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  1. Tonja Tift

    Executive Director


Library Everywhere

Library Everywhere 

1st & 3rd Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm

Library Everywhere is a project assisted through a grant from Georgia Public Library Service with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Its directive is to bring crucial library services to underserved communities. Library card registration and free wireless internet are available at every visit. Library materials like Chromebooks, hotspots, books and DVDs are available for checkout. Copying, printing, faxing, notarization and computers for public use will be there as available. A library card is needed to check out materials, but you do not need a card to use any of the other services. All services are free.

Library Everywhere is a mobile branch of the Coastal Plain Regional Library System, serving Ben Hill, Berrien, Cook, Irwin, Tift and Turner Counties. For more information, please contact Allison Young, Outreach Services Coordinator, at (229) 402-9115 or