One Book: A Thomas County Community Read. Like so many cities and communities across the country, Thomas County is annually devoting its time and energy into reading one book together as a community. Each year, the county spends a week honoring a selected book and its author(s), conducting a variety of community events designed to get people excited about literacy. Now in its fourth year, One Book continues to bring the entire Thomas County area together with the power of the written word. This year’s One Book Thomas County is Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray. Grab your own copy at The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., or check out a copy at the Thomas County Public Library, 201 N. Madison St. Make plans to attend all the exciting events planned for this year’s One Book Thomas County. Times and locations vary. For more information, call 229-225-5252, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.onebookthomascounty.org.