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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

Ten Picture Books for Father’s Day

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 16 and today I've got ten great picture books and dads and grandpas to share with your family.   Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko, illustrated by Dan Santat. (2017). Nicholas is scared of lots of things, but having his toy dinosaur nearby helps him face [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading BLASTS OFF June 1!

It's our favorite time of year at the library: Summer Reading time!! This summer, we'll explore A Universe of Stories and look at space, rockets, the anniversary of the moon landing, and more. And, of course, people of all ages can earn prizes for reading whatever you like. That’s right: ALL AGES. Summer Reading is [...]

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

A Handful of My Favorite New School Age Reads

Summer Reading is coming right up and you may be wondering what books to get for your school-age readers. Your librarians are happy to help! You can always ask us for suggestions - we love to talk about books. Here are a few of my recent favorites for school age readers: Pie in the Sky [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Picture Books for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12 and if you're looking for some special books to share with loved ones, I have ten great ones today.   Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank (2017). As Mama and Baby go through the market together, shopkeepers can't help but slip Baby [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project

I am not a huge romance reader, so this year I've embarked on a quest to add more romance into my reading diet. I know we have tons of romance readers at our library, and I want to be able to serve you knowledgeably. I have found some GREAT books so far and I think [...]

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

Free Teen Audiobooks!

Do you know about SYNC? Every summer the SYNC program, a partnership between AudioFile magazine and OverDrive, provides free downloadable audiobooks to US residents to encourage teens to read and listen while they are on summer break. The new season of SYNC kicks off TODAY! Each week, SYNC will provide a different pair of free [...]

By | April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midnight in Chernobyl

This riveting nonfiction book tells the story of the horrific Chernobyl disaster. On April 25, 1986, disaster struck. During a late-night safety test, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl power plant exploded. Considered the most disastrous nuclear power accidents in history, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Art Season at the Library

I love this time of year - April's when our local schools display their wonderful art at the Library. It makes our Library so colorful and I love seeing all of the students' creations. You should definitely visit the library sometime in the next couple of weeks while the art's up. And if seeing all [...]

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

Attucks!

The perfect read for March Madness! If you are a basketball fan, this is the book for you. Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose (2018; 212 pages) tells the true story of the all-black basketball team at Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis that broke the color barrier [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments