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Floyd County Library Report

By Pam Cadmus © 1983-2012

Issue: March, 1983

The Floyd County Public Library, a branch of the Montgomery-Floyd regional Library System has a number of offerings for property owners who live on the county only part of the year. One can obtain a library card by applying in the library, which is in the basement of the courthouse in Floyd. [The library grew in the years since this reference in 1983, and now is housed in a new brick building on Highway 221.]

In addition to books and magazines, the library has a large selection of records. Any materials which a patron cannot find in the library can be requested from the regional headquarters. Books not available through the regional system, can be requested from the state library. The state library also furnishes a catalog of films for use by small groups.

Persons interested in information on Floyd County and the surrounding area, and people of the area will find some information in the reference room, along with the standard resource materials such as encyclopedias, atlases, phone books and pamphlets. A copy machine is available for patron’s use.

Those who make infrequent trips into Floyd can take advantage of the book mobile. It carries a selection of magazines and books on crafts, gardening and cooking along with current popular titles and choices just for pleasurable reading. To obtain a time schedule for the bookmobile, call the library at 540-745-2947.

During the summer, there is a Reading Program for youngsters elementary school age. Games and competitions encourage them to read as much as possible.

Preschoolers can take part in story hour each Wednesday morning at ten. In addition to hearing stories, the children view films or work on craft projects during the hour.

The present library is rapidly outgrowing its courthouse quarters and a drive is underway to raise money for a new library. The County Board of Supervisors agreed in 1982 to accept a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission which would furnish over $200,000 for the project if the county supplied the remaining amount, which amounts to a little over $100,000. The library has been charged with the responsibility of raising as much of the money as possible before using any county revenue. Several money raising projects are now underway, and all donations are appreciated.

Floyd County Public Library hours are:

Tuesday - 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Wednesday - 9a.m. to 2p.m.
Thursday - noon to 8p.m.
Friday - 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Saturday - 9a.m. to 1p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - CLOSED