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The Georgia Room

By Katie Nelson The city of Marietta, Georgia, houses many locations of historical significance. Serving as both a site of the Civil War and a contributor to Civil Rights, there are many decades of history to cover and archive. The Georgia Room, located in Cobb County Public Library’s flagship Charles D. Switzer Public Library near…

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PCOM Library Hotspot Lending Program

By Erica Rosalle There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic hit students hard. The PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) Georgia student community experienced sudden lifestyle adjustments such as reduced income sources, which affected the acquisition of basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation. During this unique period of time, many students suddenly…

Gainesville Library Renovation

by: Adrianne Junius The Gainesville Library serves as the headquarters for the Hall County Library System and consists of approximately 37,500 square feet on two levels. This building was originally constructed in 1969 at 28,900 square feet and was intended to serve as a tornado shelter after a historically tragic category 5 tornado destroyed most…

Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

by: Deborah Hakes Georgia’s public library of the year is a four-branch system that has found ways to build upon its already award-winning services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cherokee Regional Library System has previously been recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a national grant for their Next Chapter program, which…