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Breakout Box Cryptex

For a recent Discovery Friday program we did a Breakout Box, which I also re-used on a school visit and a trip to the youth shelter.  The Breakout Box is a way to do an escape room-style program without having to be tied to one location.  It's also helpful for Discovery Friday which can have [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen and Tween Events at the Library

We have a lot of great events for tweens and teens at the Floyd County Library.  Our Mix-It-Up Monday program meets Monday nights at 5:30.  The first Monday of the month is our Teen Advisory Board where teens can earn volunteer hours and help plan library events.  The last Monday of the month is Anime [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Discovery Friday

Join us for Discovery Fridays.  Every Friday at 10:30 AM we have an exciting, hands-on activity or educational presentation for elementary-age students.  Discovery Friday is a perfect educational opportunity for homeschool students but the program also meets during school breaks and is open to all students in grades K-5.  A preschool program - Wee Play [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (1939; 64 pages) Some cats "are sane and some are mad / and some are good and some are bad / and some are better and some are worse / but all may be described in verse."  Apart from offering practical advice on how to name [...]

By | December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Totally Rad ’90s Party

Join us for a rad 1990s party this Saturday, November 9 at 2 PM.  We’ll have all kinds of activities in celebration of the last decade of the 20th century.  Take a Polaroid of yourself at our photo booth.  Make your own POGS, zines, and cootie-catchers.  Watch your favorite movies on the VCR (but please [...]

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

Homeschooler Fridays

Friday mornings at the library are Homeschooler Fridays.  Every Friday at 10:30 we have an exciting hands-on activity or presenter.  So far this year we’ve made our own stop-motion animation movies, had a robot battle with Edison robots, played a variety of math games, enjoyed a board game day, learned about tools, tested out some [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Mix-It-Up Monday

Join us for Mix-It-Up Monday, a weekly teen program on Monday nights from 5:30-7 PM.  The first Monday of the month is our Teen Advisory Board meeting and the last Monday is typically our Anime Club meeting, but we'll be doing a variety of programs on the other nights of the month (come to our [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal (1982) Jim Henson’s cult classic fantasy movie is set in an ambiguous “another world, another time.”  The Dark Crystal followed Jen and Kira, last survivors of the Gelfling race, and their mission to restore a missing shard from the Dark Crystal before an apocalyptic planetary conjunction.  But their quest will take them [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Achieving the Impossible

The Moon used to be a byword for "impossible" until the historic flight of Apollo 11.  NASA accepted the challenge outlined in President John F. Kennedy's famous 1962 speech to go to the moon before the close of the decade and delivered the impossible on schedule.   On July 20, 1969 two American astronauts, Neil [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join us for Star Wars Day – June 15

The Force is with us this Saturday as the Floyd County Library launches a library-wide Star Wars celebration.  We'll have crafts, games, and activities for all ages.  Among the activities will be the ever-popular Star Wars movie-making station where you can make stop motion movies with Star Wars action figures.  Did you know a lot [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments