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Chix in Space

I was going through the archives, looking for a picture, and I came across this framed patch from SHOT (Space Hardware Optimization Technology) Avian Development Facility.  As this summer's Summer Reading Club theme is A Universe of Stories, I thought this might be a good opportunity to highlight a local connection to NASA. SHOT, now [...]

By | June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Join us this week and next week as the Floyd County Library presents a series of programs celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865 and to celebrate African American achievement. Friday, June 14 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff  [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join us for Star Wars Day – June 15

The Force is with us this Saturday as the Floyd County Library launches a library-wide Star Wars celebration.  We'll have crafts, games, and activities for all ages.  Among the activities will be the ever-popular Star Wars movie-making station where you can make stop motion movies with Star Wars action figures.  Did you know a lot [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Picture Books for Father’s Day

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 16 and today I've got ten great picture books and dads and grandpas to share with your family.   Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko, illustrated by Dan Santat. (2017). Nicholas is scared of lots of things, but having his toy dinosaur nearby helps him face [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading BLASTS OFF June 1!

It's our favorite time of year at the library: Summer Reading time!! This summer, we'll explore A Universe of Stories and look at space, rockets, the anniversary of the moon landing, and more. And, of course, people of all ages can earn prizes for reading whatever you like. That’s right: ALL AGES. Summer Reading is [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Satisfy Your Game of Thrones Cravings

With the series finale last week of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, many of you may be wondering what your next move is. Where else will you get vast landscapes full of political intrigue, strange creatures, and mysterious magic? Your local library, of course! What follows is a list of my recommendations to tick [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Handful of My Favorite New School Age Reads

Summer Reading is coming right up and you may be wondering what books to get for your school-age readers. Your librarians are happy to help! You can always ask us for suggestions - we love to talk about books. Here are a few of my recent favorites for school age readers: Pie in the Sky [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Floyd County Bicentennial

Image from Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1800-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. This year is the Floyd County Bicentennial, meaning that Floyd County is two hundred years old!  It was established in 1819 and created from part of Harrison County and part of Clark County.  The black line in [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bandes Dessinées

Manga is an incredibly popular and widely-known phenomenon in the world of graphic novels and comic books.  At our library the collection of English translations of Japanese comics takes up most of a wall in the teen department and check out often.  Although they’re not as popular as Japanese comics, and they don’t have their [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Picture Books for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12 and if you're looking for some special books to share with loved ones, I have ten great ones today.   Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank (2017). As Mama and Baby go through the market together, shopkeepers can't help but slip Baby [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments