Summer Reading Club 2015



It’s almost time for the 2015 Summer Reading Club!

June 1st – July 31st

Starting May 1, register online at

Choose your Summer Reading Club:

  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3 – going-into-5th grade
  • Grades 6-12
  • Adult

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.

National Library Week 2015

National Library Week at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

National Library Week

We enjoyed celebrating National Library Week here at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Thanks to the many patrons who visited the library and participated in our contest.

Our three grand prize winners for the contest are:

  • Michelle Buskirk – Adults
  • Tristan Winstead – Children’s
  • Wesley Davis – Teens

We had a total of 7,460 materials checked out during National Library Week.  3, 786(Children), 485 (Teen), and 3,189 (Children’s). Nearly 100 patrons participated in the contest.

Library on 2 hour delay – Friday, March 6th, 2015

The library will be on a 2 hour delay this Friday, March 6th, due to the cold weather conditions and will open at 11:00 AM until 5:30 PM.

Library Closed on Saturday, February 21

Due to the cold winter weather, the library will be closed on Saturday, February 21st. Stay tuned for future updates.

Library closing at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 18th

Due to ongoing weather conditions and the expected wind chill, the library will be closing early on Wednesday, February 18th at 6 PM. Stay warm and safe, everyone.

Winter Reading Club

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Offers Winter Reading Club for Children, Teens, and Adults

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is offering Winter Reading Club programs for individuals of all ages, beginning Monday, December 1. There are 3 separate programs for children, teens, and adults. The Winter Reading Club provides an engaging opportunity for New Albany and Floyd County residents to read, awarding participants with prizes for meeting their goal.

The Children’s Winter Reading Club and Teen Winter Reading Club will run from December 1 through January 31. The Children’s Winter Reading Club is geared towards children in Pre-K through 5th grade. Interested participants and parents can visit the Children’s Room to sign up and pick up a game board, which will be used to track progress and reward children with prizes. The Teen Winter Reading Club is aimed at individuals in grades 6 through 12 and will offer a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card, in addition to rewards for meeting book goals. Participants can sign up for this program at Reference Services Desk.

Adults can enjoy their own Winter Reading Club, which will run for an extended period from December through February 28. The Adult Winter Reading Club challenges participants to read and review books. The program will offer weekly prize drawings. Mini prizes include a tote bag with select gift items. Grand prizes include a fleece blanket, quilt, and more. Adults can sign up for the program through the library’s website or by visiting the Reference Services Desk at the library.


Contacts for Winter Reading Club Programs

Abby Johnson, Children’s Services ManagerChildrens-Winter-Reading---FB

(812) 949-3528




Teen Winter Reading ClubRenata Sancken, Teen Services Librarian





Adult Winter Reading ClubLori Eskridge, Reference Services Librarian




Gingerbread House Workshop

Gingerbread House Workshop

Join us on December 6th for a Gingerbread House Workshop! Registration is required. Register by calling the Children’s Room at (812)-949-3528 or by visiting our online calendar at:

Library on a 2 hour delay

Due to the weather, the library will be opening 2 hours late today, Monday, November 17. We will be opening at 11AM and closing at our usual time of 8:30PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Community Forums

November 13 — “Integrate the Community Service System to More Effectively Prevent and Respond to Homelessness”
November 18 — “Increase Economic Security and Access to Stable and Affordable Housing”
November 20 — “Retool the Homeless Crisis Response System”

All forums will be held at:

New Albany- Floyd County Public Library, in the Library Auditorium, from 6PM to 8PM.

For more information, please contact Debra Voyles at the IUS Applied Research and Education Center.

The Life of Harlan Hubbard

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Strassweg Auditorium


Local artist Paul Hassfurder will be coming to the library to give a lecture about the life of local artist and legend Harlan Hubbard and his wife Anna. Harlan Hubbard, as well as being a prolific artist, is probably best known for his “Thoreauesque” lifestyle where he and his wife spent seven years drifting down the Ohio River on their homemade shanty boat. Through his use of images and his personal relationship with the Hubbards Paul Hassfurder will elaborate on the Hubbard’s and how important their journey, and their lives are to the Ohio River Valley.