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Summer Reading and Summer Eating!

Feed your body and your mind this summer with a free kids or teen book at the New Albany-Floyd County Schools Free Meals sites this summer. When you stop by to pick up your meals, you may see Floyd County Library staff handing out bagged books. Make sure you grab one! These are free for [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Essential Reading for Racial Equality

Across our country, protesters are speaking out against racist treatment of Black citizens. If you would like to educate yourself on the issues at play and what you can do to help, there are some books in the library's collection available to you. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018, 248 [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Discovery Fridays

Join us this summer for our Virtual Discovery Fridays.  This program will meet Fridays at 10:30 AM and features fun, educational programs designed for elementary-age students.  This summer we'll have a variety of events centered around art, nature, and fantasy. May 29 - Nature (Harmonie State Park) June 5 - Virtual Hike (Silver Hills Trail) [...]

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

Three Picks for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American heritage month and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in story? I have three great picks for you if you're looking for something to read. All of these books are available as Overdrive e-books or in print for curbside pickup. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (2011, 307 [...]

By | May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Trivia Nights beginning May 26

We'll beginning weekly trivias beginning Tuesday, May 26 at 7 PM every Tuesday this summer.  You can register for the contests on our event calendar to get the link to the Zoom meeting.  Trivias will be done through the Kahoot quiz-making software which you can access on a web browser or through a free app.  [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

People can be monsters. But not in Jam's world; a post-revolution society where there are no more monstrous people. In Jam's town of Lucille, especially, the Angels (the good and righteous) fought hard to make sure that children like Jam, who is trans and African American, and her best friend Redemption could grow up safely. [...]

By | May 21st, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

What to Read During a Pandemic

I don't know about you, but I am finding it hard to read during this pandemic. My attention span is very short and I'm too anxious to focus on a whole lot. In case you are feeling the same way, I wanted to suggest some books that might be good to try right now. Whether [...]

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

“Honey, I Shrunk Our Family” or Playing with Scale in Art

Items Needed:  Cell phone or digital camera, computer, printer, printer paper, foam core or cardboard, spray mount or other craft glue, scissors. Inspired by one of my favorite films Honey, I Shrunk the Kids are these two, stay-at-home activities that are fun, low cost, and explore design principles in the visual arts. Artists have long [...]

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

Great Graphic Novels Available on Overdrive

If you have a young graphic novel lover in your life (or maybe you ARE a young graphic novel lover), this list is for you. All of these wonderful graphic novels are available digitally in our Overdrive collection and available in print to request for curbside pickup. And don't worry: graphic novels are definitely considered [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be In the Know About New Books with Wowbrary

Yesterday, I posted about our New Books lists on our catalog where you can digitally browse some of our newest books and place holds for curbside pickup (curbside delivery starts May 18!). But what if a selection of new books is not enough for you? I know some readers (myself included!) need to know ALL [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments