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Books by Latinx Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and this is a great time to pick up a book written by a Latinx author. Here are a few of my favorites for kids of all ages. For the littles: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (2013). If you have a wrestling fan [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ahoy, Matey! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrr! September 19 be talk like a pirate day. If ye be hankerin' fer a bucketfull of great pirate books, take a gander at these! Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist (2004). Jolly Roger is not like the other pirates. He smiles instead of scowls and the other pirates banish him belowdecks when there [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good Talk

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs (2018; 355 pages) Mira Jacobs starts this book with a conversation she had with her biracial (half-Jewish, half-Indian) 6-year-old son who is starting to get obsessed with Michael Jackson. Like all children, he has a lot of questions: “Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?” “Is that [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have You Tried Playaways?

Have you tried Playaways? Playaway audiobooks are self-contained devices that play audiobooks. They run on a battery (provided by the library at check out), so you can just plug in headphones or connect to your car stereo with a male to male cable and go! We've even got cables you can check out to connect [...]

By | August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ll Be Charmed by Evvie Drake

If you're looking for a super charming, cozy but not TOO cozy story set in a picturesque small town, pick up Evvie Drake. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (2019; 304 pages). Evvie was leaving her husband. She had packed bags, she had a plan of where she would go, she was loading up [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Favorite Genre in Our Catalog

Are you a genre reader? Do you gravitate toward mysteries or is fantasy your special favorite? Our PAC (public access catalog) can help you find books in your favorite fiction genres! Your first step is to do a search in the catalog for "fiction". If you're starting from our main webpage, you're going to want [...]

By | August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

These Books are Delicious

I love a good culinary memoir or nonfiction book. Although I am not a great cook myself, I love reading about people who are and who have chosen to make their careers in the competitive and fast-paced culinary world. Here are some of my favorites: Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business by Matt [...]

By | July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our New StoryWalk!

Two weeks ago, we cut the ribbon on a brand new library initiative in Floyd County: our first StoryWalk! The StoryWalk is located at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park (4400 Lewis Endres Parkway) and is a collaboration between the library and our friends at Floyd County Parks and Recreation. The story is placed around the park's [...]

By | July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

InstaLibraries: Popping Up All Over Floyd County!

Your Floyd County Library is popping up all over the place this summer! You may see our white library van stopping at parks, schools, and other places to bring books to where children are. If you see us, come on over and say hi! At our InstaLibrary stops you can check out a bag of [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Join us this week and next week as the Floyd County Library presents a series of programs celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865 and to celebrate African American achievement. Friday, June 14 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff  [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments