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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

Great Books for Middle Schoolers

This week and next week our library staff are visiting Scribner Middle School to share some booktalks with their students. If you're looking for a book for a middle-schooler, you might want to choose one of the books we're featuring!   Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (2018; 355 pages). This [...]

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

Vox

Vox by Christina Dalcher (2018; 326 pages): In a near-future America, women can only speak 100 words per day... Jean never thought it could happen. Now she wears a mandatory word counter on her wrist that doles out electric shocks if she speaks more than her allotted 100. Worse, her six-year-old daughter must wear one, [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

It's after Labor Day! That means it's officially PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SEASON. I asked some of my librarian pals: If a Pumpkin Spice Latte were a book, what book would it be? Here's what they said: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014; 337 pages). This is a book that will warm you up [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

  September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Did you know your library card can be used for some INCREDIBLE things? Tune in to our Facebook page during the month of September to see what superpowers your library card has! What do you love to use YOUR library card for? -- Abby Johnson, Collection [...]

By | September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Leave Me

If you like a multigenerational story about love and loyalty and family, look no further than If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (2018; 432 pages). In war-torn Korea, the country is splitting in half and Haemi feels like she's splitting in half, too. Her family has fled their village due to the fighting [...]

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