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About Melinda Borie

Melinda is a librarian at the Floyd County Library.

Take pride in these reads by Black LGBT+ authors!

June is Pride Month, and what better time to highlight overlooked voices? Here are a few books at the intersection of Black and queer that you can get at the library! Real Life by Brandon Taylor (2020, 327 pages). Wallace is a black man in the predominately white setting of academia, pursuing his degree in [...]

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

Essential Reading for Racial Equality

Across our country, protesters are speaking out against racist treatment of Black citizens. If you would like to educate yourself on the issues at play and what you can do to help, there are some books in the library's collection available to you. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018, 248 [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poetry You Can Read Digitally

April is National Poetry Month, and one of my favorite times of year to work in a library. But just because I can't be with the physical books or share them with you doesn't mean we can't all experience the beauty of poetry together. Poetry is perfect for this moment, when so many of us [...]

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

Books by autistic authors to read at home!

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and in honor of that I'd like to provide some recommendations for own-voices books that come from that community. As a reminder, you can access any of these with your library card number; if you do not have one, you can get one here by clicking "Create Account" in the [...]

By | April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Research at Home

Lots of you are trying to work from home-- whether that means work for a job, or for school, or for your hobbies-- while the library is closed. We can't get you books right now, but we can provide home access to many digital resources that may assist in your goals. The library has compiled [...]

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

Spring Into Reading

While we miss handing you your next favorite book and seeing your faces, the Library is offering a digital spring reading program so you can participate from home while practicing good social distancing! If 100 people join the Spring Into Reading Challenge, $100 will be donated to Hope Southern Indiana's food pantry. This reading challenge [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Voting During COVID-19

If you're wondering how you will vote in the upcoming election, you may like the information I have compiled: The Indiana Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020 You can register to vote online using your driver’s license You may request an absentee ballot by calling voter registration at 812-948-5419 or emailing a request [...]

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

Dusting off the Classics

You may or may not know that the library has been working with Indiana University Southeast for the last year to revisit classic works of literature you may have read in school or may have only heard about, and dig in to what they're really about. This month, we will be hosting an online-only version [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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