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Learn at home with our online resources!

Did you know that your Floyd County Library card does more than check out books? Even if you do, you might be surprised to find just how many cool things you're able to access and use, in the building or at home. I'm going to focus today on two of our learning resources, Gale Courses [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midnight in Chernobyl

This riveting nonfiction book tells the story of the horrific Chernobyl disaster. On April 25, 1986, disaster struck. During a late-night safety test, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl power plant exploded. Considered the most disastrous nuclear power accidents in history, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you into video games and need reading recommendations?

As some of you know, I am currently working on my Masters in Library and Information Science.  One of my class assignments was to choose a young adult magazine and provide reading recommendations for people who read that magazine and would like to read something within their interests.  I chose Game Informer.  It's our newest [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Art Season at the Library

I love this time of year - April's when our local schools display their wonderful art at the Library. It makes our Library so colorful and I love seeing all of the students' creations. You should definitely visit the library sometime in the next couple of weeks while the art's up. And if seeing all [...]

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

The Wind in the Willows

  We others, who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal’s inter-communications with his surroundings, living or otherwise, and have only the word ‘smell’ for instance, to include the whole range of delicate thrills which murmur in the nose of the [...]

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

While You Wait For… Where the Crawdads Sing

One of the most popular books right now is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Set on the coast of North Carolina, it tells the story of Kya Clark, a loner living in the marsh outside of town. When a man is found dead, she's suspected of killing him. It's a coming-of-age story, with odd [...]

By | April 4th, 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

Attucks!

The perfect read for March Madness! If you are a basketball fan, this is the book for you. Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose (2018; 212 pages) tells the true story of the all-black basketball team at Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis that broke the color barrier [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nonfiction on Women

I'm a believer in good nonfiction. Done right, nonfiction can be as compelling as novels, and it teaches us about our world in a more direct way. In observance of Women's History Month, I've prepared a list of six exciting and educational books about real women, in chronological order: Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor [...]

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

The Power of Empathy: Kids Books with Muslim Characters

Did you know that reading fiction increases empathy and emotional intelligence? According to research, reading fiction can help children put themselves in other people's shoes. And I think encouraging empathy for all types of people can make the world a better place. Want a place to start? Here are some great children's books featuring Muslim [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments