Library News April 16, 2014

The library will be closed on Friday, April 18 for the Good Friday holiday.  We will re-open on Saturday, April 19at 9:00 am.

Story hour for pre-school children is offered on Tuesday at 10:00 and Toddler Time meets on Thursday at 10:00 am. School age children are welcome to attend enrichment programs on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. The Cool Kids Book Club meets on Wednesday’s at 1:00 pm.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your child a part of your weekly routine.

The library offers over 75,000 digital e-books and over 18,000 audio books that you can download directly to your computer or electronic device. The digital collection also includes over 10,000 video downloadable units, and don’t forget the library subscribes 39 digital magazines (past months issues are also available). Check out our website at www.allencountylibrary.com and take advantage of items that may be checked out and downloaded for FREE with your library card.

New books for children this week include:  How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon, The Last Dogs: The Vanishing by Christopher Holt, Lost for Words by Natalie Russell, Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!  The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast by Nancy Loewen, Oliver’s Tree by Kit Chase, Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice, A Pond Full of Ink by Annie Schmidt, Rooting for You by Susan Hood, Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, Two Little Birds by Mary Newell DePalma, and Wetlands by Cathryn Sill.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Collector by Nora Roberts, Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall, A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey, Wolf by Mo Hayder, You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell, The Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg, A Sliver of Light by Shane Bauer, Tempting Fate by Jane Green, Without Warning by David Rosenfelt, Kings Ransom by Sharon Penman, Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman, Notorious by Allison Brennan, The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston, The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor by Robert Kirkman, The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell, and Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Been There, Done That, Try This: An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth by Tony Atwood, Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, Occupational Outlook 2014-15 by Bureau of Labor Statistics, and The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun,

New movies this week include:  At Middleton starring Andy Garcia and Vera Faringa, August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, Anchorman and Anchorman 2 starring Will Ferrell, Snake and Mongoose starring Jesse Williams and Richard Blake, Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show, The Little Rascals Save the Day, Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace, Pirate Fairy, and Birds of Paradise: Meet the Flockers.

These are just a few of the new selections available at your Allen County Public Library.   To borrow books, movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free.  You need a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail.  If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.