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.

Abraham Lincoln @ the Library

Thursday, October 16, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Strassweg Auditorium


Larry Elliott will portray Abraham Lincoln. During his presentation at the NA-FC Public Library, Elliott’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln will include a story about a trip he took down the Ohio River on a steamboat, to tie in with steamboat the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday celebration October 14-19, 2014. This program is free and open to the public.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, KY, and presenter Larry Elliott’s family is from there as well. In 2003 he entered a Lincoln look-a-like contest in Hodgenville and began reading about this great man. After an extensive study of his life, Elliott decided to purchase a complete period-correct Abraham Lincoln costume and began portraying him. In 2005, he learned, remarkably, that his great, great, great, grandmother (Mary LaRue Enlow) was the midwife who helped deliver Abraham Lincoln. Elliott portrays Mr. Lincoln in the first person, from his humble roots in Kentucky, to growing up in Indiana, to becoming a self-taught lawyer in Illinois, to becoming our sixteenth President who preserved the Union and freed the slaves, to his untimely death at Ford’s Theatre. Larry Elliott and his wife Mary (who often portrays Mary Todd Lincoln to Larry’s Abraham Lincoln) live in Louisville, KY. They are both members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

First Families History & Heritage Celebration

Join us for A History and Heritage Celebration, the premiere event of First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties. The public is invited to visit between 6 and 7 PM to enjoy frontier period entertainment and light refreshments; meet re-enactors of tri-county citizens, genealogists and historians; and view county history displays. Attendees are welcome to dress in pioneer costume.

At 7 PM, First Families certificates to those who have proved direct descent from an ancestor living in Floyd, Clark or Harrison County prior to 1841. Living historian Mandy Dick will present as her first family ancestor, Elizabeth Pennington, and tell her amazing story of kidnap by Indians, return to her Harrison County family, marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, and her influence on the writing of Indiana’s state constitution. The celebration is co-sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the Library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana History Room.

200 Years of Steamboat History!

Come join the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on Thursday, October 16th at 7pm for 200 Years of Steamboat History! 

This great event is free and open to the public!

Dr. Larry Debuhr, of the Rivers Institute at Hanover College, will talk about the history of steamboats.

We hope that you can join us!