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About Teresa Moulton

Teresa (Scherping) Moulton has worked at the Floyd County Library since 2012. She previously worked in Youth Services and is now the Public Service Leader.

Favorite Picture Books from Early 2019

I've been catching up on reading picture books from this year, and a few from early 2019 have caught my eye.  Here's what impressed me from a crop of books published earlier this year!   B is for Baby by Atinuke (2019) In this sweet adventure focusing on the letter "B," Baby has fallen into [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take the guilt out of “guilty pleasure” reading

  We've all done it - I know I have.  Someone asks us what we like to read, and even if we're honest, we might mention certain genres sheepishly or with the caveat, "Yeah, that's one of my guilty pleasures."  Why do we sometimes feel guilt or shame for reading what we want to read?  [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miracle Creek – a dizzying mystery and courtroom drama

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, 2019 (369 pages) eBook copy from Overdrive/Libby Playaway copy Also in our Lucky Duck collection! Everyone in town has the same question: What really happened that night?  Several lives were forever altered by a fiery explosion in an old barn, home to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber that looked [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birthday books for reading and sharing out loud!

Yesterday was my birthday!  Cheers to all the other July birthdays coming up!  To celebrate, here are some of my favorite birthday read alouds for kids:     Bears and a Birthday by Shirley Parenteau (2015) Another in this series of sweet, gentle rhyming books about a group of bears.  This time they're making a cake.  [...]

By | July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Firefly Award identifies great new picture books!

Looking for some great new picture books for young children?  Look no further than the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award!  Each year, five finalists are selected by a team of early literacy professionals, and then Indiana children ages 0-5 vote on the winner.  This year's finalists include some great reads! Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel [...]

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

Hoopla? Overdrive? Libby? What’s the difference?

As a busy working mom, most of the books I read these days are ebooks or eAudiobooks from the library.  They are available wherever I go as long as I have my phone, and I don't have to worry about returning them to the library.  Plus, they're free! If you've ever looked into getting ebooks [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs (2018), 239 pages On the shelf - On Libby/Overdrive   Have you ever read a book more for convenience than because of actual interest?  Do you ever judge books by their cover?  This may seem like a terrible way to select your next read, but sometimes this [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eva Mozes Kor: A Holocaust survivor, a Mengele twin, and a Hoosier

If you haven't yet heard of Eva Mozes Kor, here's your chance to learn about this incredible woman.  The Floyd County Library is hosting a series of programs around her book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, and a new documentary about her life journey.   Surviving the [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Former Slave Tells His Own Story

  Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston (2018), 171 pages (Large Print book) (Hoopla eAudiobook) (Overdrive ebook)   Recently, a unique and remarkable little book was published that was actually written almost 100 years ago.  It was penned by a now-famous author before almost anyone knew her name. Barracoon: [...]

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

Do Babies Need Books? Yes!

It might be surprising to learn that reading is important for all ages - even babies!  Although they might not be able to understand everything or listen for very long, reading to babies helps them develop in many ways. Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenan1/118458606/in/gallery-94151330@N00-72157625107943370/   It's always important to talk to your baby, and books give you something [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments