Starting Wednesday, October 7th, the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will have 3 bins in the library for donating items for our veterans. These bins are located near the main desk upstairs, the Teen Scene Desk, and the Reference Services Desk. Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP) across the state are collecting items needed for the Indiana Veteran’s Home in Lafayette, IN. Items collected will be delivered to the Veteran’s Home just before Veteran’s Day.
Items needed by veterans include:
• Socks (men’s & ladies, x-large, reg., diabetic 10-13 size)
• Linen handkerchiefs. bandanas, wash cloths, hand towels
• Men’s & ladies Depend undergarments
• Sweatsuits (all sizes, men’s & ladies)
• Personal products (lotion, shampoo, polident, electric razors)
• Soft snacks (regular & diabetic)
• Bluetooth speakers (small speakers), CD/radio players
• Music of all kinds
• Maracas, small bongo drums, rhythm sticks
• Large print word search, crosswords, etc.
• Velvet pictures with markers
• Craft kits for men or women, ceramics
• Hand held games (poker, etc.)
• Life like baby dolls and stuffed animals
• Activity pillows, memory games, latch hook kits
• Phone cards, Forever stamps
Items that are not needed at this time:
• Playing cards
• Jigsaw puzzles
• DVDs & VHS tapes
• Razors or sharp objects
• Medical supplies
• Mouthwash with alcohol
• Perfumes & colognes
• Glass items
This September, we had 655 new library card sign-ups during Library Card Sign-Up Month–our highest ever! We hope you’ll enjoy the many opportunities that a library card brings. With a library card, patrons can check out so much more than books. No longer just repositories for printed materials, today’s libraries are serving as tech hubs, community centers, and DIY spaces that are more about connecting and plugging in. From finding a job, starting a new business, to getting homework help and becoming more engaged in your community, a library card offers limitless possibilities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.
Library Card Sign-up Month is an initiative of the American Library Association. For more information on Library Card Sign-up Month, please visit http://www.ilovelibraries.org/library-card.
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to be a vital gateway to information.
The library will now offers free and interactive DMV practice tests written specifically based on state DMV materials. This includes car tests, motorcycle tests, CDL tests, and more! Please visit http://nafclibrary.driving-tests.org to explore this new program and to get started.
In observance of Labor Day, the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th. The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th at 9:00 AM.
Additional upcoming closing dates:
- Columbus Day (Library In-service) – Monday, October 12
- Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11
Catalog and online account services will be down this Thursday as the library updates its software. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call 812-944-8464 to renew library materials.
On Thursday, July 23rd, the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be closed for building repairs. In addition, the Library’s Thursday Morning Movie program will be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Library is set to reopen on Friday, July 24th at 9:00 AM.
Due to impending storms and uncomfortably warm conditions at the library, the library will close early today and will reopen on Tuesday at 9 AM.
In observance of Independence Day, the Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. Have a great Independence Day!
Catalog and online account services will be down on Sunday, June 7th due a software upgrade, and possibly on Monday, June 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call 812-944-8464 to renew library materials.
It’s almost time for the 2015 Summer Reading Club!
June 1st – July 31st
Starting May 1, register online at http://nafclibrarysr.evanced.info
Choose your Summer Reading Club:
- Ages 0-2
- Ages 3 – going-into-5th grade
- Grades 6-12
Children ages 3 to going-into-5th grade can choose to track minutes or books. Read and log your minutes or books from June 1 – July 31. Once you’ve met your reading goal (10 hours or 25 books), visit the library to collect a packet of coupons and a FREE BOOK!
The first day to collect prizes is June 15.
• Children ages 0 to 2 will get a sheet with early literacy activities to do with an adult.
• Children going into grades 6 to 12 may sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Club online or in the Teen Scene on the lower level of the library.