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The Invited

Have you resolved to read outside your normal reading tendencies? If so, and you would like to read more scary stories, I can suggest a good book to dip your toe into this genre. The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (2019; 353 pages) is marketed as a ghost story, but don’t let this scare you too [...]

By | January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Register to VOTE!

THERE’S AN ELECTION COMING UP, and there’s a lot of things to do to get ready! It can be pretty overwhelming, and you might even be thinking it’s not even worth it. Well, all the friendly staff here at the library can make it easy for you. Here is all the information that you need [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Look Up!

All of us are guilty of occasionally putting our child in front of a screen so we can go to the bathroom or put the groceries away, but the regular use of devices to distract, soothe, or busy a child may come with unforeseen consequences. The use of technology with very young children (0-5) is [...]

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

Books That Question Gender Norms

Hello from Youth Services! As many of you know, it is our busiest time of year for many reasons - Summer Reading Club, Cultural Passes, and LOTS of reading requests! One subject I have been asked about for kiddos are books that question gender norms. I’ve started keeping a list of these books and I’d [...]

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

The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons (2018; 336 pages) Ella is a teen with synesthesia - a rare medical condition that scrambles the senses and allows Ella to see colors that reveal people's true emotions. She uses this attribute to suss out when people are lying, however she admits it is not always correct. [...]

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

For the Love of Audio Books

I so often hear from people when they find out I work at the Library, “I used to read, but I just can’t find the time.”  As strange as this may sound coming from the Library Director, I had stopped reading as well.  Not because I didn’t love reading, but after a full day of [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great to Groan

Everyone loves movies over the holidays. But what is there to see? Just for you, we've come up with a list of the 10 best holiday movies you can get through your library on Hoopla. Hoopla is a service available for free with your Floyd County Library account. You get 8 checkouts a month, and [...]

By | December 22nd, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Possible Side Effects

I will start off this review by saying I was able to listen to this book by borrowing it from Hoopla Digital. I use Hoopla on my phone and listen to audiobooks in my car. This is a great way to get in some extra reading time, especially if, like me, you are trying to [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When You Find Me

A captivating new voice in the world of psychological thrillers. When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon (2018; 330 pages). While visiting her childhood home with her husband, Gray awakens one morning to a roaring hangover and the other half of the bed empty. At first believing there was a simple argument between them, she [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

13 Favorite Horror Writers

It’s Fall, and you know what that means: cooler weather, colorful leaves, and…. ….Horror! Here’s some information about great horror writers, for your Autumn reading and storytelling pleasure. […]

By | October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments