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Five Chapter Books by African American Authors

Looking for great books for kids by African American authors? These choices are perfect for summer reading or anytime. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (2018; 154 pages). When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She [...]

By | June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Teen Books by African American Authors

Looking for some awesome books for teens by African American authors? Your library is here to help. Here are five great books to choose from. Place a hold for curbside pickup today! How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon (2014; 326 pages). When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Queer RomComs for Pride Month Reading

Does anyone else feel like reading romcoms in the summer? Here are five delightful queer romcoms for your Pride Month rainbow reading this summer. Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program where you can earn prizes for reading this summer! Boyfriend Material by Alexis White (coming in July!). This fake-dating romance matches [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Books by African American Authors

Did you know that reading stories can increase empathy? In light of recent events, I think empathy is ever more and more important for us all to cultivate. Many white people are looking for work they can do to help in the fight against racism and developing more empathy by reading the works of African [...]

By | June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking About Race with Young Children

Looking for ways to talk to young children about race and racism? Your library can help. Here are some resources about raising racially conscious children and having conversations about race: 100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice Today's Parent: How to Talk to Kids About Racism: An Age-by-Age Guide [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Reading and Summer Eating!

Feed your body and your mind this summer with a free kids or teen book at the New Albany-Floyd County Schools Free Meals sites this summer. When you stop by to pick up your meals, you may see Floyd County Library staff handing out bagged books. Make sure you grab one! These are free for [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Picks for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American heritage month and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in story? I have three great picks for you if you're looking for something to read. All of these books are available as Overdrive e-books or in print for curbside pickup. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (2011, 307 [...]

By | May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Read During a Pandemic

I don't know about you, but I am finding it hard to read during this pandemic. My attention span is very short and I'm too anxious to focus on a whole lot. In case you are feeling the same way, I wanted to suggest some books that might be good to try right now. Whether [...]

By | May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Graphic Novels Available on Overdrive

If you have a young graphic novel lover in your life (or maybe you ARE a young graphic novel lover), this list is for you. All of these wonderful graphic novels are available digitally in our Overdrive collection and available in print to request for curbside pickup. And don't worry: graphic novels are definitely considered [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be In the Know About New Books with Wowbrary

Yesterday, I posted about our New Books lists on our catalog where you can digitally browse some of our newest books and place holds for curbside pickup (curbside delivery starts May 18!). But what if a selection of new books is not enough for you? I know some readers (myself included!) need to know ALL [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments