Books That Question Gender Norms

Hello from Youth Services! As many of you know, it is our busiest time of year for many reasons - Summer Reading Club, Cultural Passes, and LOTS of reading requests! One subject I have been asked about for kiddos are books that question gender norms. I’ve started keeping a list of these books and I’d [...]

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

The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez 2019, 367 pages "Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our New StoryWalk!

Two weeks ago, we cut the ribbon on a brand new library initiative in Floyd County: our first StoryWalk! The StoryWalk is located at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park (4400 Lewis Endres Parkway) and is a collaboration between the library and our friends at Floyd County Parks and Recreation. The story is placed around the park's [...]

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

Achieving the Impossible

The Moon used to be a byword for "impossible" until the historic flight of Apollo 11.  NASA accepted the challenge outlined in President John F. Kennedy's famous 1962 speech to go to the moon before the close of the decade and delivered the impossible on schedule.   On July 20, 1969 two American astronauts, Neil [...]

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

Birthday books for reading and sharing out loud!

Yesterday was my birthday!  Cheers to all the other July birthdays coming up!  To celebrate, here are some of my favorite birthday read alouds for kids:     Bears and a Birthday by Shirley Parenteau (2015) Another in this series of sweet, gentle rhyming books about a group of bears.  This time they're making a cake.  [...]

By | July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Brush up on American history

As you may know, the hit musical Hamilton was just playing across the river in Louisville, calling many of us to see it, listen to it, and learn more about the founders of our nation. As you're even more likely to know, next week brings July 4, Independence Day in this country (reminder: the library [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read With Pride

With the last weekend of June has gone the Southern Indiana Pride Festival, but if you're not quite finished with LGBTQ+ reads this summer (and honestly... why would you be?) I have some excellent recommendations for you! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (2017, 391 pages; available in print and ebook [...]

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

InstaLibraries: Popping Up All Over Floyd County!

Your Floyd County Library is popping up all over the place this summer! You may see our white library van stopping at parks, schools, and other places to bring books to where children are. If you see us, come on over and say hi! At our InstaLibrary stops you can check out a bag of [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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