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May the Fourth Be With You!

I've been a Star Wars fan since the early '90s.  Back then outside of the VHS tapes you could rent at the grocery store, Star Wars mostly existed in the gaming world - Dungeons and Dragons-style RPGs, customizable card games, Super Nintendo cartridges and bendable rubber/wire action figures.  As the release of George Lucas' prequel [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett follows the life of Danny and Maeve Conroy, as narrated by Danny. While the story focuses on the Conroys, it also focuses on the Dutch House, where they grew up, and its importance in their lives. The family moves into the Dutch House in rural Philadelphia during the 1940s. [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good Books on Hoopla

If you've looked at our Hoopla service for downloading e-books, e-audiobooks, and media like movies and music, you know that the selection can be overwhelming! So where are the GOOD books for kids and teens? Check out these collections I've been working on to highlight librarian favorites from the Hoopla catalog. All of these e-books [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indiana on Hoopla

Hi Everyone! It’s Miss Jamie from the Youth Services Department. The Library recently got an email from #HolcombForIndiana, outlining  Indiana-related content you can stream from your couch. At the end of the email, it says, “...there’s a ton of free content available to stream or download through public broadcasting and your local library,” (Gov. E. [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eating at Home? Check out Cookbooks on Overdrive

Check out a new cookbook and give some new recipes a try. Here are some cookbooks available to check out as e-books with Overdrive. Need help getting started with digital books? Click through to this post for information about how to get started. Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barney Bright’s The Search: History and Meaning

With a workman helping from the library’s roof and balloons flying high, Barney Bright’s favorite artwork, The Search, was unveiled in a public celebration. That happened on May 11, 1985 and was the culmination of an eight year process to place a significant new public artwork at the library in downtown New Albany, IN. [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poetry You Can Read Digitally

April is National Poetry Month, and one of my favorite times of year to work in a library. But just because I can't be with the physical books or share them with you doesn't mean we can't all experience the beauty of poetry together. Poetry is perfect for this moment, when so many of us [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books by autistic authors to read at home!

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and in honor of that I'd like to provide some recommendations for own-voices books that come from that community. As a reminder, you can access any of these with your library card number; if you do not have one, you can get one here by clicking "Create Account" in the [...]

By | April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Research at Home

Lots of you are trying to work from home-- whether that means work for a job, or for school, or for your hobbies-- while the library is closed. We can't get you books right now, but we can provide home access to many digital resources that may assist in your goals. The library has compiled [...]

By | April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Earth Day

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate and the Floyd County Library has a variety of online resources to help you celebrate. This afternoon Dr. Eileen Yanoviak, director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, will host a discussion of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.  Registration is required and there are [...]

By | April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments