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Free Streaming Audiobooks & Ebooks During COVID-19

Audible and Junior Library Guild are offering free children's e-books and e-audiobooks while the schools are out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To access free audiobooks from Audible visit Audible Stories and start listening for free! To access free e-books from Junior Library Guild: Visit https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/ This page will ask you for a username and [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

International Women’s Day – On This Day in 1911

International Women’s Day was held on Sunday, March 8, but the first official International Women’s Day took place over 100 years ago. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the origins of Women’s Day; how it was originally observed, and how it has evolved to how we know it today. In 1908, 15,000 [...]

By | March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun for Kiddos During COVID-19

Hi Everyone, This is Jamie from the Youth Services team. While many of you are staying inside, I know that kiddos can be getting pretty bored. I have been posting a lot of things to my personal Facebook, but I thought it would be a great resource for me to compile a lot of these [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Essentials on Lynda.com

  As you may have noticed, the library now offers all kinds of training through Lynda.com. This is a really exciting opportunity to learn new skills, from programming to management skills. If you go to our homepage, Floyd County Public Library. you can click on the banner or the link to its right and you'll [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Adult Programs, Computer Classes|0 Comments

The Floyd County Library Response Plan to COVID-19: Facilities Are Closed Beginning March 17, 2020

The Floyd County Library Response Plan to COVID-19 Facilities Are Closed Beginning March 17, 2020 Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to temporarily close all three of our facilities in support of efforts to lessen the spread of the COVID-19. This includes the New Albany Central Library, Carnegie Center for [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disability Awareness Month Picks for All Ages

March is Indiana Disability Awareness Month. Did you know that there are 54 million Americans with disabilities and that people with disabilities make up about a fifth of Indiana's population? Today, I'm sharing some great books for all ages that explore disability experiences. Pick them up now to acknowledge Disability Awareness Month or anytime. For [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breakout Box Cryptex

For a recent Discovery Friday program we did a Breakout Box, which I also re-used on a school visit and a trip to the youth shelter.  The Breakout Box is a way to do an escape room-style program without having to be tied to one location.  It's also helpful for Discovery Friday which can have [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Census Day is coming!

This year is a census year for the United States.  What this means is that the government will ask questions of each household/individual to gather statistics.  Originally, this was done strictly for taxation and representation purposes.  The census now also helps government officials make decisions on over 100 government funded programs and institutions, such as [...]

By | March 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Piece of Indiana Basketball History

Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose (2018), 212 pages   Anyone connected to Indiana knows that basketball is a huge deal here.  Many famous players have come out of the state, and the state high school tournament even inspired the classic basketball movie Hoosiers (1986).  Teens or [...]

By | March 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RIP Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, one of NASA's "human computers" featured in the book and film Hidden Figures, died this week at the age of 101. In recognition of her heroic contributions to science, as Black History Month draws to a close, here is a roundup of all the ways you can access Hidden Figures through the library. [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments