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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

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