This February, we are showing our love for the library. We want to know what you love most about the library. Is it our collection of books and movies? Is it our monthly programs and special events? We would love to know. All month long, stop by any main desk to fill out your own heart! Entries will be displayed on our bulletin board downstairs.
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be closed on Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 23rd due to the snow and weather conditions.
The library will reopen on Sunday, January 24th at 1:00 PM.
For future updates, call 812-944-8464 or visit our website.
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, January 20th due to the snow and weather conditions. The library is set to reopen on Thursday, January 21st at 9:00 AM.
The Library’s online catalog will be down for maintenance Sunday afternoon and should be back online sometime Monday morning. We apologize for the temporary disruption in service.
The library will be closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, an Indiana State Park Pass is now available at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. The State Park Pass can be checked out at the Upper and Lower Circulation Desks for a maximum of 5 days.
State Park Pass policy:
• Only adult patrons (18 or older) may check out a card.
• Must have a valid NA-FC Public Library card in good standing (no fees) and be a Floyd County resident and/or Floyd County property owner.
• No holds or renewals allowed.
• $1 late fee accessed for each day late. $50 replacement fee if card is lost.
Patrons MUST come into library to check the card out. The card MUST be returned inside to the Circulation Desk (it cannot be placed in the book drops).
The Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana Room at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will launch a monthly series of presentations to commemorate Indiana’s founding and bicentennial. The presentations will showcase different aspects of Indiana history, with a focus on how it relates to Floyd County. Indiana became the 19th U.S. state on December 11th, 1816.
The first Bicentennial Lunch & Learn program is called “From the Beginning: Dennis Pennington and the Drafting of the Constitution.” It will take place on Wednesday, January 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Library’s Strassweg Auditorium. Registration is not required and guests are welcome to bring their own lunch to the event.
Mandy Dick will lead the program, giving a first person presentation as Elizabeth Pennington, whose husband, Dennis Pennington, was a member of Indiana’s First Constitutional Convention and helped draft the Indiana Constitution. She will discuss Pennington’s marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, as well as the role that they played in the writing of Indiana’s state constitution.
“The Indiana Room, in conjunction with NA-FC Library, is putting on these programs to engage the community in celebrating the bicentennial,” said Library Archivist Kaitlyn Markert. “It’s our way of reaching out and giving back.”
For more information, please contact the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527.
For those of you have made a donation and received one of the Indiana Room’s 2016 “Picturing the Past” calendars, we have discovered that the July 2016 calendar page is incorrect – the month of July should start on a Friday, instead of on a Thursday as it was printed. We absolutely apologize for this error, and we are offering a free option to remedy the situation.
Available right now, we have extra printed, corrected pages for July in the Indiana Room. Please bring by your calendar and we will replace the incorrect page with the newly corrected page.
If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527, and we will be glad to assist you. We thank you for your support of the Indiana Room’s programs and services.
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st. We wish you a happy New Year!
Guests of all ages are invited to Star Wars Day at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. This Star Wars celebration will take place on Saturday, January 2nd from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature engaging entertainment for children and adults. Kids can visit the Children’s Room and enjoy a variety of Star Wars games and activities, as well as books. Attendees are welcome to dress up as their favorite characters, and they may even see a Stormtrooper walking around the bookshelves.
Starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Strassweg Auditorium, local author Dr. David West Reynolds will give a presentation called The Archaeology of Star Wars, sharing his expertise. Reynolds has an extensive personal history with the Stars Wars franchise. He tracked down the lost filming locations for the first Star Wars movie in the Sahara Desert, and ended up becoming a location scout for Hollywood, as well as a best-selling author.
During his illustrated presentation, Reynolds will share the story of his adventure and offer a look inside the making of his Star Wars guidebooks. Reynolds has written multiple Star Wars reference books, including “Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.”
Star Wars Day is free and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Children’s Room at 812-949-3528.