Entries by GCPL STAFF

Video Games Invading Our Bookshelves!

What do you play? Minecraft? World of Warcraft (aka WoW)? If playing video games isn’t enough for you, we have books based on your favorite video games! Parents, you may find books your kids will love. It’ll get their faces away from the screen and stuck in a book! Check out the video game series …

Winter Reading Challenge

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth Looking forward to a season of reading to avoid the chilly outdoors? Try this winter reading challenge! For the challenge, you must read: 1. A book with “winter” in the title 2. A winter holiday cookbook AND make a dish from your favorite recipe 3. A book about winter crafts and …

Cybercrime over the Holidays

Submitted by Jon Freeman The National Retail Federation reported that more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday in 2017. About 58 million people shopped online only, while 51 million shopped exclusively in stores. The remaining 65 million consumers shopped both online and in stores. We have gotten …

Upgrade Your Life at the 2.0 Book Club

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth Do you love talking about productivity, entrepreneurship, and hacking your health? Meet like-minded spirits and upgrade your life at the You 2.0 Book Club! This group will be reading books from authors such as Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, and more! Meetings are held monthly at the Dacula Branch library. …

GCPL Offers Mailbox Books for Homebound Customers

Submitted by Natasha Washington Gwinnett County Public Library is proud to provide access to library materials for our homebound cardholders through our Mailbox Books service. Those who are unable to visit the branch due to age, physical disability, chronic illness, or visual impairment, or those who experience a temporary condition which renders them homebound, are …

6 Freaky Books Based on True Stories

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth A good scary story sends chills down your spine. A true one keeps you up at all night. Are you up for a frightening reading challenge this Halloween season? Here are six books based on freaky true stories: 1. Dead Mountain by Donnie Eicher (Adult Non-Fiction) Join Donnie Eicher as he …

What If You Won the Lottery?

The Mega Millions Lottery estimated jackpot drawing for Tuesday, October 23rd, was $1.6 Billion. Yes, that is Billion with the letter B. That is the largest lottery jackpot prize in history – according to the Mega Millions Lottery website. Perhaps you can imagine what you would do if you won a lottery prize that size. …

Looking for Friends Who Love the Library

Submitted by Pat Bruschini, President of Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library Do you like to read? Do you like to meet authors? Do you like the Gwinnett County libraries? Then you would be a great FRIEND of the LIBRARY (FOL). The Friends assist the library branches by fundraising and advocating community support. The …

How to Fund Your Dreams

Submitted by Ashley Melonson Nearly every high school student has heard the sage advice, that in order to fulfill their life and career ambitions, they must head to college. However, with the rising rates of tuition, what once seemed like an easy given has become a pricey, daunting decision. Mountain Park’s How to Fund Your …

LGBTQ Resources @ Your Library

Submitted by Mack Freeman October is LGBT History Month, and Atlanta just got done celebrating both Atlanta Pride and National Coming Out Day. Gwinnett County Public Library is proud to support everyone in our community. Public libraries have an ethos that makes them open to all, no matter their sexual orientation or gender expression. Whether …