Ace the Test: Test Prep Resources at the Floyd County Library

School's in session! And for many of our Floyd County students that means it's time to start thinking about their education plans. Last week, my colleague Misty wrote about some back-to-school resources you can find at your library. Today I want to go into more depth about a couple of them. Whether your future plans [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back To School! Lets talk about how the library can help !

Soon summer will be coming to a close, along with the swimming pools, ice cream shops and the heat… HOPEFULLY! So where does that leave us….OH YEAH …school starts!! Soon we will be busy (if not already) checking off all of the items on our school supply list, visiting our school during open house and [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh No! The Library Doesn’t Have the Book I Want!

  Here at the Floyd County Library, we strive to have the right book for each reader.  But what if we don't have the book you're looking for?  Don't fret!  There are a few things you can try. First, let's determine for sure whether or not we have the book.  A library staff person can [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elvis is in the Building!

When most people think of Southern Indiana, they probably do not think of The King of Rock and Roll. However, Charleston has been home to an Elvis costume company since 1980. B & K Enterprises, founded by Butch and Kim Polston, is a local family-owned company known mainly for making recreations of Elvis’s costumes. On [...]

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

Get to These End-of-Summer Reads Before Fall Hits

Today is the last day of July, which means there are only a few hot weeks left before we settle into fall. Kids and teachers are back in school, but if you’re not quite ready to turn your back on the season, here is a last-hurrah of books you can get from the library to [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Check Out These Native American Authors

There have been some GREAT books by Native American authors published this year! Check out these Native American authors! Heart Berries: A Memoir by Teresa Marie Mailhot (2018; 143 pages). Ebook available via Hoopla. Downloadable audiobook available via Hoopla. This slim volume packs a powerful punch as Mailhot, a First Nations Canadian author, writes about [...]

By | July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie

Reading a big, thick book is great... except when the book weighs so much that your wrists are aching or you want to carry your book with you without pulling a shoulder muscle or you keep getting sleepy and don't want to risk a broken nose when that huge tome falls on your face. Luckily, [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Really Old English

You remember Beowulf, right?  It’s that poem you had to read about in English class about a guy who fights monsters and then (spoiler alert for a thousand year old work of literature) gets killed by a dragon.  You may have also seen one of the handful of Beowulf movie adaptations, although the poem usually [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you looking for an ancestor, or an old business in New Albany?

City directories are one of the Indiana Room's most frequently used resources.  They contain information on residences and businesses within the city limits for the given year.  This can be a great way to find out when a business operated here.  It can also be used as an alternative to a census.  Our earliest city [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overflow of Books = Books Sale for Patrons!

Over the last couple of months, the library has been cleaning up the shelves and stacks of books, which has created an overflow of books that normally go across the street to the Friends of the Library book sale. There are so many books heading across the street that it has created an overflow of [...]

By | July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments