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Librarian Laura Gardner Publishes First Picture Book


Last updated 3/15/2021 at 12:47pm

Youth Services Librarian Laura Gardner has been delighting the children of Transylvania County with her engaging storytimes since 2013. With the publication of her picture book, “Blue Ridge Babies 1, 2, 3,” Gardner can now spread her love of storytelling to a wider audience.

It was in preparation for storytime that her book began, as she adapted a familiar folk song with new lyrics focusing on the Blue Ridge mountains. The concept grew into a full-fledged picture book, which will be released on March 16, 2021, through Page Street Kids Publishing.

Gardner studied master’s level writ...

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