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Are You a Lucky Duck?

Have you checked out one of our Lucky Duck books yet? This is a special collection of bestsellers and popular books with long hold lists to help you get your hands on the books you want faster. Lucky Duck books check out for 7 days and don't take holds or renewals so they can be [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 New Books from African American Voices

February is Black History Month and your library has you covered. Here are five new books from African American authors that you can find on our shelves or place a hold on today! Hands Up! by Breanna McDaniel, illustrated by Shane Evans (2019). This picture book takes the charged phrase "hands up" and recasts it [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Proposal

 A fun escape from the winter doldrums. The temperature's about to plunge again (goodbye, Fake Spring!), so if you need a fun read set in sunny LA to bring you out of the winter doldrums, may I recommend The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (2018; 325 pages)? Nik is at a baseball game with her boyfriend [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books to Film in 2019

Is there anything better than when a great book gets turned into a (hopefully great) movie? How about when you grab the book from your library early before there's a long holds list? If you want to get a jump on some of the books being turned into movies and TV shows this year, here's [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your 2019 Youth Media Award Winners!

Several of us from your library have been attending the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Seattle this weekend. One of the highlights of the conference for me is the announcement of the Youth Media Awards winners. I'm so pleased to share with you this year's winners: 2019 Newbery Medal  Merci Suarez Changes Gears by [...]

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

The Important Work of Play

The idiom “child’s play” suggests a simplicity and frivolity that does not do justice to the important work that takes place when children play. Decades of early childhood research show that play is essential for healthy child development; building fine motor skills, developing spatial awareness, understanding symbols and abstract concepts. Neuroscience confirms that when young [...]

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

2019: Your Reading Year

Happy New Year! No matter what 2019 has in store for you, I hope you'll make it a year of great READING! I firmly believe in every reader's right to choose and enjoy whatever they like, but if you find yourself wanting to read more this year or push your boundaries, you might be interested [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Merry Happy

All our best to you and yours! -- Floyd County Library

By | December 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Good Neighbor

Grab a good neighbor to accompany you on your road trips this holiday season. You might be spending a lot of time in the car this month - road tripping to visit family and friends, sitting in traffic trying to get in and out of the mall... And there's no better accompaniment in the car [...]

By | December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


  I hope you're having a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful for all of our library patrons! -- Abby Johnson, Collection Development Leader  

By | November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments