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Virtual Browsing

Curbside holds delivery at both the New Albany Central Library and the Galena Digital Branch begins May 18! We are so excited to put books into your hands (er... into your trunk, anyway)! I just updated lists of new books in Fiction, Nonfiction, Large Print, Children's and Teen to help you browse and make selections. [...]

By | May 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Stage Combat on May 18 (Rescheduled for October 19)

May 18 at 5:30 PM we'll be offering a virtual version of the Stage Combat Workshop from Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.  This program is limited to 30 students in grades 4-12, so if you're interested register here and you'll receive a link to the event before the meeting.  In this live virtual workshop you'll learn how [...]

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

Curbside Service at The Floyd County Library

We are looking forward to re-opening the Library through a phased plan. Our 3 Library locations (New Albany Central, Galena Digital, and Carnegie Center for Art & History) will remain closed for the time being, as we work to provide curbside services. Curbside Returns Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM, 2 [...]

By | May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children’s Book Week

Hi Everyone! Some of you may know that May 4 - 10 is Children’s Book Week! Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. What better way to celebrate than by sharing some of our favorite children’s books with you. These are all available for check [...]

By | May 8th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

Top Five Lynda.com Classes for April 2020

Floyd County Library cardholders have been learning a lot with Lynda.com! Over 100 users have accessed Lynda.com in the last 30 days and cardholders earned 92 certificates of completion. Here are the top five classes that our library cardholders have taken this month: Gmail Essential Training - In this course, author Jess Stratton takes you [...]

By | May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read-Alongs on Hoopla – perfect for new readers!

If you have someone in your life who's just learning how to read, this post is for you!  I wanted to highlight a category of ebooks on Hoopla that are great for kids who are brand new to reading.  They are called Read-Alongs, and they are a fun way to read a story while the [...]

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

May the Fourth Be With You!

I've been a Star Wars fan since the early '90s.  Back then outside of the VHS tapes you could rent at the grocery store, Star Wars mostly existed in the gaming world - Dungeons and Dragons-style RPGs, customizable card games, Super Nintendo cartridges and bendable rubber/wire action figures.  As the release of George Lucas' prequel [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett follows the life of Danny and Maeve Conroy, as narrated by Danny. While the story focuses on the Conroys, it also focuses on the Dutch House, where they grew up, and its importance in their lives. The family moves into the Dutch House in rural Philadelphia during the 1940s. [...]

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

Good Books on Hoopla

If you've looked at our Hoopla service for downloading e-books, e-audiobooks, and media like movies and music, you know that the selection can be overwhelming! So where are the GOOD books for kids and teens? Check out these collections I've been working on to highlight librarian favorites from the Hoopla catalog. All of these e-books [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indiana on Hoopla

Hi Everyone! It’s Miss Jamie from the Youth Services Department. The Library recently got an email from #HolcombForIndiana, outlining  Indiana-related content you can stream from your couch. At the end of the email, it says, “...there’s a ton of free content available to stream or download through public broadcasting and your local library,” (Gov. E. [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments