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Follow Your Heart
May 15, 2018 | Jaime Mera

“There are only two ways to live your life,” Einstein said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I’m in the latter group and my mantra is, “Everything happens for a reason... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci
April 10, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with S. Jae-Jones
April 3, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

S. Jae-Jones, called JJ, is an artist, adrenaline junkie, and New York Times best-selling author of Wintersong and Shadowsong. A southern California native, she now lives in North Carolina. Jae-Jones will be delivering the opening keynote for the upcoming Orlando Book... READ MORE

Rick Riordan Presents
March 29, 2018 | Nathaly Ruiz

If you haven’t heard of the popular author Rick Riordan, now may be the time to start listening. In September 2016 Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, announced through Publisher’s Weekly that he would be creating an imprint with Disney in response... READ MORE

A Conversation with Sarah Weeks
March 26, 2018 | Sarah Qronfleh

Sarah Weeks is the author of Save Me a Seat (co-written by Gita Varadarajan) and Pie, two Sunshine State Young Readers Award favorites. Sarah is the author of 55 books for children and teens, including So B. It, which was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and was... READ MORE

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The Best Books of 2019, as Decided by a 5-year-old
December 28, 2019 | Lauren Mathur

Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old's favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts... READ MORE

The Macomber Miracle Header
December 23, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

Debbie Macomber’s love of books began in earnest when she received her first book at the age of 4 or 5 from a children’s librarian in her hometown of Yakima, Washington.

“My mom said that when I was handed the book, I grabbed hold of it with both hands and put it right... READ MORE

Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary
December 19, 2019 | Ken Gilbert

Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will... READ MORE

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