Cobb County Library Introduces Read Around the World Interactive Map


The Cobb County Public Library released an interactive Read Around The World map to introduce readers to books set on almost every continent (Antarctica was the only obstacle).

The map was created by Raymond Goslow, perhaps the library system’s most well-known staff member after qualifying for the finals of the Danger! Collegiate National Championship tournament.

The library’s website describes the new feature as follows:

Our Cobb Library community has traveled to every continent except Antarctica through books!

Reading is a great way to discover new cultures and learn the history of the whole world. For some, the books can even help them when they are homesick or to introduce their family and friends to the place where they grew up.

Raymond Goslow, senior library assistant for periodicals, created this GIS (geographic information systems) survey to create the Reading Around the World interactive map showing all the different places books have taken people to Cobb.

I thought of this poll because I believe the library is not just a resource for people to use, it’s a place for people to share,” Raymond said. “It’s also great to see the diversity of locations represented, with at least one submission from every continent except Antarctica.”

Plan your next great literary trip! Visit Read around the world for an interactive map with books that took people away.

About Cobb County Public Library

According to Cobb County Public Library website:

The Cobb County Public Library is a 15-branch system headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, where its staff members serve a diverse population of more than 750,000 people. Cobb is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia, and the Cobb County Public Library is dedicated to being a resource center in the community by providing equal access to information, materials, and services. .

History of the Cobb Library System

Cobb County’s first public library was opened at the home of Sarah Freeman Clarke in Marietta. The first free-standing library building, opened on Church Street in 1893 and is named after Clarke.

Libraries were opened in Acworth and Austell in subsequent years, and in 1959 the town of Marietta and several other libraries in Cobb County combined to form a countywide system that launched the County Public Library of Cobb as we know it today.

You can learn more about the history of the Cobb County Public Library by following this link.

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