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The Important Work of Play

The idiom “child’s play” suggests a simplicity and frivolity that does not do justice to the important work that takes place when children play. Decades of early childhood research show that play is essential for healthy child development; building fine motor skills, developing spatial awareness, understanding symbols and abstract concepts. Neuroscience confirms that when young [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019: Your Reading Year

Happy New Year! No matter what 2019 has in store for you, I hope you'll make it a year of great READING! I firmly believe in every reader's right to choose and enjoy whatever they like, but if you find yourself wanting to read more this year or push your boundaries, you might be interested [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Merry Happy

All our best to you and yours! -- Floyd County Library

By | December 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Good Neighbor

Grab a good neighbor to accompany you on your road trips this holiday season. You might be spending a lot of time in the car this month - road tripping to visit family and friends, sitting in traffic trying to get in and out of the mall... And there's no better accompaniment in the car [...]

By | December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


  I hope you're having a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful for all of our library patrons! -- Abby Johnson, Collection Development Leader  

By | November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Award Season is Beginning!

The end of the year and the beginning of the new year are when lots of major literary award winners are announced. Many awards make shortlists of finalists before announcing the top winner and these books are sure to end up on many best-of-2018 lists. What's already been announced? The National Book Awards will be [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Librarians Learning

I'm writing you from St. Louis where I'm attending the TLCU Conference. TLC (The Library Corporation) is our ILS vendor - they make our library catalog that you use to search for books, place holds, etc. Every year, they hold a conference where librarians gather to learn about new updates, share ideas, and get training. [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scary Stories for October

Lots of kids love scary books and we have some great scary books at the library. If you have middle grade kids in your life who are looking for a spooky read, here are some great ones to check out. Home Sweet Horror (Scary Tales series) by James Preller (2013; 97 pages). The books in [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Slightly Scary

If you have a little one in your life, they may be asking for SCARY BOOKS this month. But what if your little one's not quite ready for a truly scary read? Here are some slightly scary books that just might fit the bill. Picture Books:      The Book That Eats People by John [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Alive! Join our One State One Story read of Frankenstein

This October, the Floyd County Library is participating in Indiana's One State, One Story read of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We're hosting many events throughout October that focus on Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and science. Join us! Take a look at our event calendar for October programs for many different ages. You can check out a [...]

By | September 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments