/Melinda Borie

About Melinda Borie

Melinda is a librarian at the Floyd County Library.

What’s the Deal with Hoopla?

In these difficult times, Hoopla has offered us two ways to help you get more out of the service: we've extended your monthly borrow limit from 8 to 12, and they've also introduced a collection that won't count against your monthly borrows, called the "bonus borrows".  We're really excited to share these services with you [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 movies available right now on Hoopla!

The library provides a service called Hoopla, available to Floyd County residents with a valid library card. During our pandemic-related closure, you can get a temporary library card number here and instantly gain access to all the library's online resources. If you're stuck at home and looking for some things to watch, use your eight [...]

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Although the library is closed, that doesn't stop people from needing help they might usually get from the library. If you'd like some direction toward resources we normally point you toward, I've got a post for you! For some of the below resources, you may need a library card; click here and follow the instructions [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Resources for a Pandemic

We know you come to the library for information and assistance. That's why library staff have been at work compiling a list of resources available to you, from information about the outbreak to meal services to filing for unemployment. Find it here. We will continue to update this as we find more information. Stay safe [...]

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

RIP Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, one of NASA's "human computers" featured in the book and film Hidden Figures, died this week at the age of 101. In recognition of her heroic contributions to science, as Black History Month draws to a close, here is a roundup of all the ways you can access Hidden Figures through the library. [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming teen sequels!

2020 is here, which means a new year of book releases. Here are some older titles you may want to catch up on before their sequels drop this year, especially if you like historical teen fantasy novels: Coming February 2020: The Silvered Serpents, sequel to The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (2019, 388 pages): In [...]

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

Looking Back: Books on History

The end of the year is a good time to take stock of our past. It's also the time every "best books of the year" list comes out. In honor of this happy convergence, here are some of the best books of the year in the field of history. The Five: The Untold Lives of [...]

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

Pulitzer Prize Winners with Books on Harvey Weinstein

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism was awarded jointly to the publications The New York Times and The New Yorker, for reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who wrote the winning work for the New York Times, published a book on the story, She Said, on [...]

By | November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read Native Authors

With Indigenous Peoples Day last week and Native American Heritage Month coming up next month, it's a good time to be thinking about reading books by American Indian authors. The library is here to help with the following great reads. An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo (2019). This collection of poems by the Poet Laureate [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Horror reads for Halloween fans who don’t usually read horror

With our neighbors decorating their homes for Halloween and planning their seasonal parties, spooky season is upon us! If you're not a longtime fan of horror authors like Stephen King and Ania Ahlborn, it can be tough to know what to pick up when you want to be scared. I've got you covered with some [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments