Five Books by African American Authors

Did you know that reading stories can increase empathy? In light of recent events, I think empathy is ever more and more important for us all to cultivate. Many white people are looking for work they can do to help in the fight against racism and developing more empathy by reading the works of African [...]

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

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? A Virtual Frozen Party

We're having a Virtual Frozen Party all week long June 15-19.  Each day we'll have new virtual content in a celebration of Disney's Frozen.  Do you want to build a snowman?  Sign up to receive a free make-it and take-it snowman craft.  This craft can be picked up at our curbside services at either the [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking About Race with Young Children

Looking for ways to talk to young children about race and racism? Your library can help. Here are some resources about raising racially conscious children and having conversations about race: 100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice Today's Parent: How to Talk to Kids About Racism: An Age-by-Age Guide [...]

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

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

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