Category : Kids

“Can You Hear Me” Phone Scam

Contributed By: Jon Freeman Have you ever gotten an unsolicited phone call from a company or someone you do not know? It can be irritating. But there are times when these calls are not simply annoying, they may be malicious. In the past few months, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received complaints about a …

“The 80/20 Manager” by Richard Koch

SUBMITTED BY ALEXANDRIA DUCKSWORTH The 80/20 Manager is an excellent guide for those who want to receive more by doing less. The 80/20 Principle is a productivity method of achieving great outcomes with little effort by accomplishing the most important projects first. This principle is also called the “Pareto Principle” after Italian economist and philosopher …

#1 Bestselling Author Harlan Coben to Visit on September 23

Gwinnett County Public Library welcomes back #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben for a book signing event at the Infinite Energy Center on September 23 at 6 pm. Coben’s latest thriller is Home. Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns. Drawing on his singular talent, Coben delivers …

#Hamilkids

Contributed by: Amy Billings, Youth Services The musical Hamilton has been a surprise and a delight to people who thought history had to be dull and boring. It’s also unique in that it has been a hit with fans of all ages. Here’s a list of titles curated by School Library Journal for the #Hamilkids, …

1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

Contributed By: Amy Billings, Youth Services Can you and your family read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? Yes, you can! While a thousand books sounds like a huge number, you can easily reach that goal. Read a book before naptime and another before bedtime and you’ve read over 700 titles in just one year. Why so …

10 Handy Camping Tips You Should Know

Contributed By: Alexandria Ducksworth Ready to go out on a fantastic adventure exploring nature and sharing campfire stories with your fellow campers? Keep in mind the following useful tips while you’re on your way: 1. Go camping during a park’s off-peak season if you want more camping privacy. 2. Choose campsites from steep cliffs to …

10 Books to Read for Organic Harvest Month

Contributed By: Alexandria Ducksworth Did you know September is National Organic Harvest Month? Here are ten books to help you get started learning about the meaning of “organic”, organic shopping, gardening and more! 1. The Organic Food Shoppers Guide by Jeff Cox 2. The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food by Tanya Denckla Cobb …

2016: The Year in Reading

Contributed By: Mark Woodard   2016 was many things: loud, turbulent, sad, exciting, bizarre, and unforgettable. The year in reading was pretty much the same and this is a good time to look back at a few of the bigger literary stories of the year. Library users and book buyers kept reading alive in 2016, …

5 Audio Books For Your Next Trip

Contributed By: Katrina Garnes, Marketing  So your planning your next road trip and want to learn more about the culture before arriving? Or maybe you want some entertainment while your on a cross country adventure! Your last flight the baby wouldn’t stop crying and you’d prefer a more tranquil journey? The solution is simple: audiobooks. …

5 Books to Read in December

Christmas is right around the corner and new years is slowly approaching. Here are 5 books that’ll get you through delayed flights and wintery nights.   The Winter Gerden by Kristin Hannah Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family …