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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

The Firefly Award identifies great new picture books!

Looking for some great new picture books for young children?  Look no further than the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award!  Each year, five finalists are selected by a team of early literacy professionals, and then Indiana children ages 0-5 vote on the winner.  This year's finalists include some great reads! Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel [...]

By | May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project

I am not a huge romance reader, so this year I've embarked on a quest to add more romance into my reading diet. I know we have tons of romance readers at our library, and I want to be able to serve you knowledgeably. I have found some GREAT books so far and I think [...]

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

Free Teen Audiobooks!

Do you know about SYNC? Every summer the SYNC program, a partnership between AudioFile magazine and OverDrive, provides free downloadable audiobooks to US residents to encourage teens to read and listen while they are on summer break. The new season of SYNC kicks off TODAY! Each week, SYNC will provide a different pair of free [...]

By | April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments