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Teresa

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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.

Essays? That sounds like homework!

Some people like novels.  Some people like biographies.  But have you ever considered reading a book of essays?  I know, I know - it sounds like homework.  But I like to think of essays as the short stories of nonfiction.  I realized recently that I love reading long, in-depth opinions and articles on the internet, [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Programming for All Ages

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?  Here are some upcoming library programs happening at The Floyd County Library for the holiday season.   First Friday Concert: Silken Strings Ensemble and New Albany Community Choir Friday, December 6 12-12:30 PM All ages No registration required Free lunchtime concert series held the first Friday of the [...]

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

Open a “Window”

  In my previous role as a Children's Librarian, I was introduced to the idea of "mirrors and windows" in books, a concept identified by Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop.  She said that children need to see themselves in the books they read (mirrors) and also get a glimpse into the lives of people different from [...]

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

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|1 Comment

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