Social Justice Bookshelf

With many social justice issues in the news over the past several years, you may be looking for books to help you start a conversation. Here are a few recent teen books written about social justice issues that will definitely get teens (and the adults who care about them) talking.   The Hate U Give [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 NEW Books for Kids from African American Voices

Hot off the presses and straight to your library!  Here are five great NEW picture books by African American authors and illustrators:   Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James (2017) Nothing compares to the confidence you feel after a fresh haircut.  This ode to feeling [...]

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

Do You Believe in Love?

This cute and funny romance will hit the spot with middle graders who want to read YA or teens looking for gentle romance.  I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo (2017; 325 pages). Korean American Desi Lee is great at a lot of things. She's president of her class and valedictorian. She's [...]

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

These Books Are Super!

Are you obsessed with super heroes? This is a great time to be alive because publishers keep coming out with all kinds of superhero novels. We have tons of superhero comics at the library, but if you just can't get enough or if you have a friend who's reluctant to pick up comics but devours [...]

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

Embracing Winter

Oh, January. January, you're tough. If you're having trouble appreciating the beauty of this wet, gray, cold season, maybe these books will help. Making Winter: A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell (2017; 128 pages). The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is all about creating coziness and celebrating the pleasure of being [...]

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

Crazy Rich Asians

This dishy, dramatic novel is perfect for your vacation reading. I picked up Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (2013; 403 pages) because it's being made into a movie this summer starring Constance Wu (whom I love from the TV show Fresh Off the Boat). I expected a fun, dishy read and I was not disappointed! [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Liked The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu recently released a trailer for the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, a Hulu original series based on Margaret Atwood's novel. If you, like me, can't wait to binge the new season, here are some recent dystopian novels you might enjoy. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (2017; 269 pages). In [...]

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

A Thriller You Can’t Put Down

This psychological thriller will keep you at the edge of your seat.   The Woman in the Window (2018; 427 pages) by A.J. Finn has been getting a lot of buzz and it debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. I'm here to tell you that it lives up to the hype; [...]

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

Winter Reading Program at NA-FC Public Library

Winter Reading Program at NA-FC Public Library January 1 through January 31, 2018 We can help you read more in the New Year and beyond!   Hoping to keep your New Year’s Resolution to read more in 2018? The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library can help! Our online Winter Reading Program will be available January [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Corydon Dulcimer Society Holiday Concert at NAFCPL

The Corydon Dulcimer Society will be performing a holiday concert at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on Tuesday, December 5 from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in Strassweg Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Library. This evening concert will feature classical, contemporary, spiritual, and original holiday selections. Guests of all ages are welcome at [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments