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Vote this fall!

As a civic institution, the library encourages everyone to vote if they are eligible. In pursuit of that, and in honor of National Voter Registration Day earlier this week on the 22nd, here is some information about voting in Indiana: Voter registration deadline is October 5; if you are mailing your registration in, it needs [...]

By |2020-09-22T12:36:51-04:00September 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where Can I Donate my Books?!

As many of you know, the Library, as well as the Friends of the Library, have been unable to accept book donations due to COVID restrictions. So where is everyone supposed to donate all the books they bought  online during the stay-at-home order now that they've read them all and need to make room for [...]

By |2020-09-15T13:15:56-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Citizenship Day!

Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a day that commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes “all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” We’d like to celebrate by recommending these children’s books.  Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin, ill. In this silly [...]

By |2020-09-15T09:28:57-04:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family History Tutorials Online

I have spent much of my work from home time creating Family History class tutorials, since our scheduled Family History classes were canceled due to the pandemic.  Ordinarily, there are four two-hour Beginning Family History classes and four two-hour Intermediate Family History classes.  I have streamlined these, broken them up, and rearranged some of them [...]

By |2020-09-14T18:13:22-04:00September 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Now Available: Tutor.com!

New at the library: tutor.com! Need homework help? Having trouble understanding when doing virtual learning? Now your library is providing free online tutoring with tutor.com. All you need is a library card (and you can sign up for one online!) and your PIN (last four digits of your phone number) to get started. Here are [...]

By |2020-08-28T14:12:55-04:00September 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Discovery Friday (Fall 2020)

Join us for Discovery Friday this fall on Fridays at 10:30 AM beginning September 11.  You can sign up to reserve a free cotton face mask that you can decorate however you like.  We'll also have S.T.E.M. activities with Purdue Extension and art programs from the library and the Carnegie Center of Art & History.  [...]

By |2020-09-01T17:41:20-04:00September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s the Rub: Experiencing History Through Art

Here’s the Rub: Experiencing History Through Art Blog and artwork by: Al Gorman, Coordinator of Public Programs and Engagement Carnegie Center for Art and History, A Branch of the Floyd County Library With minimal art materials (paper, graphite, crayons, for example), you can explore history through the built environment around us.  As we have experienced [...]

By |2020-09-04T10:42:48-04:00September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lots of Ways to Make a Family

There are lots of ways to make a family! Check out some of these picture books about adoption and foster care. I'm Adopted! by Shelley Rotner. With photographic illustrations showing families of many different races and ages, this book's basic, informative text explains what adoption is and why some children are adopted. It validates an [...]

By |2020-08-28T13:53:51-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ways to Get a Book in Your Hands

As we carefully reopen our services at The Floyd County Library, you may be wondering: If I can't get into the library and pick out my own books from the shelf, how can I get the book I want?  You may be surprised to learn that, even right now, there are many ways to do [...]

By |2020-08-28T13:48:41-04:00September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

As of August 18, it has been one hundred years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing the right to vote for (white) women. If you would like to read up on this historic event and the movement that precipitated it, look no further than this book list! The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss (2018, [...]

By |2020-08-27T10:27:29-04:00August 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments