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Spotlight: The Only Good Indians

Author Stephen Graham Jones has been in the horror game for a while, but he's finally getting his due for his 2020 release, The Only Good Indians. It's a spooky tale of supernatural revenge, regret, and blood, which runs for 310 pages (the perfect length for reading all weekend). Like the author, the main character [...]

By |2020-11-21T09:57:37-05:00November 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cookbooks for Kids – Easy Recipes for the Whole Family

This time of year usually means a lot of cooking; and with the days getting shorter, and lots more time staying home, you might be looking for more things to do as a family. You can do both with some of these cookbooks for kids that include easy recipes that are fun for the whole [...]

By |2020-10-30T09:52:46-04:00November 19th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

Meet Our Local Authors!

Here at The Floyd County Library, our Local Author Week 2020 (November 16-20) will soon be underway, so we wanted to introduce you to our amazing local authors!  Here you can read a little bit about them, the books they've written, and where you might be able to purchase their books for yourself.  Books available [...]

By |2020-11-23T10:35:30-05:00November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Elatsoe (Eh-lat-so-ay) is a new YA fantasy novel from Darcie Little Badger, an Indigenous author of the Lipan Apache Tribe.  Set in an alternate United States (much like our own, but including ghosts, vampires, monsters, and magic), Elatsoe tells the story of Ellie, a teenage girl with the gift of awakening the ghosts of dead [...]

By |2020-11-05T14:01:04-05:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Books by Native American Authors

November is Native American Heritage Month and there's no better way to celebrate than by picking up a book by an Indigenous author this month. There have been many excellent books for all ages published this year and here are some to choose from. Picture Books Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Thomas (Mi'kmaw), illustrated [...]

By |2020-11-03T09:48:50-05:00November 5th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

Election Day Books for Kids

What better day to talk to your kids about democracy and our government than Election Day? Today I'm highlighting several brand new informational books that can help! Click the links to go to our catalog and place a hold on any of these titles. The New Albany Library's upper level is open for holds pickup [...]

By |2020-10-27T10:05:42-04:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scary Books for Kids on Overdrive

Do you have any scary stories fans at home? Now's the perfect time to check out one of these spine-tingling reads, all available for free download on Overdrive and great for scary story fans ages 9-12. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2015). Corinne isn't afraid of jumbies, the supernatural creatures rumored to haunt the mahogany [...]

By |2020-10-20T16:01:41-04:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spooky (and Not So Spooky) Picture Books

I know Halloween's likely to be different this year than any Halloween we've had. If you're staying in or looking for non-trick-or-treating ways to celebrate the holiday, why not read some spooky books together with the family? These slightly scary picture books are fun reads to make any night a little spooky and a lot [...]

By |2020-10-20T15:59:03-04:00October 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Into K-Pop? Check out these books!

If you (or a teen in your life) are super into K-Pop (that's Korean pop music for the uninitiated), here are four recent novels just for you. I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee. Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn't dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn't call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:30:29-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments