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While You Wait For… Wolf Pack

In this installment of What to Read While You Wait, we look at alternatives to C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, the latest of which, Wolf Pack, is just as popular as previous outings. I’ll suggest some other series you might want to try. Set in Wyoming, Joe Pickett is a game warden, and if [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|What to Read|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

Learn at home with our online resources!

Did you know that your Floyd County Library card does more than check out books? Even if you do, you might be surprised to find just how many cool things you're able to access and use, in the building or at home. I'm going to focus today on two of our learning resources, Gale Courses [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midnight in Chernobyl

This riveting nonfiction book tells the story of the horrific Chernobyl disaster. On April 25, 1986, disaster struck. During a late-night safety test, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl power plant exploded. Considered the most disastrous nuclear power accidents in history, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham [...]

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

Are you into video games and need reading recommendations?

As some of you know, I am currently working on my Masters in Library and Information Science.  One of my class assignments was to choose a young adult magazine and provide reading recommendations for people who read that magazine and would like to read something within their interests.  I chose Game Informer.  It's our newest [...]

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

It’s Art Season at the Library

I love this time of year - April's when our local schools display their wonderful art at the Library. It makes our Library so colorful and I love seeing all of the students' creations. You should definitely visit the library sometime in the next couple of weeks while the art's up. And if seeing all [...]

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