Library News May 28, 2014

The annual Friends of the Library book sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Stop by early for the best selection.  Thank you to everyone who donated books to the sale. We appreciate your support.

School age children can sign up for Camp Wonderopolis online at Wonderopolis.org.  Camp Wonderopolis combines the excitement of summer camp with the joy and pride in achievement – all completely free. When you register as a Camper (kids of all ages) or a Counselor (parents or teachers), you will be able to select your own avatar, follow your own path through six tracks of scientific exploration, and engage in Wonder lessons and test your learning to earn Wonder Cards. The Allen County Public Library received a grant to offer six special programs.  Space is limited. We are targeting children 13 and older. Special programs will start on Wednesday,  June 18. Sign up today by calling 237-3861. We’ll offer a light meal (such as pizza) with each program.

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. If you need assistance downloading digital material, stop by or call 237-3861 and we’ll be happy to help you.

New books for children this week include: Abigail by Catherine Rayner,  Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown, Baby Shine by Samantha Meredith, Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood, Big Bug by Henry Cole, Boom Snot Twitty by Doreen Cronin, Camp Rex by Molly Idle, Charlie and the New Baby by Ree Drumond and Diane DeGroat, Copycat Bear by Ellie Sandall, and Cottonmouth and the River by C.S. Fritz.

New books on the adult fiction shelf this week include:  Plots and Pans by Kelly Eileen Hake, The Hearts Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher, A Broken Knd of Beautiful by Kate Ganshart, Fair Play by Deeanne Gist, The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Bill Coffey, The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose, The Visitors by Patrick O’keefe, Citadel by Kate Mosse, In Paradise by Peter Mathiessen, Bird Box by Josh Malerman, Off Course by Michelle Huneven, Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens, Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnson, Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Warriors by Ted Bell (An Alex Hawke Novel), No Book but the World by Leah Hager Cohen, Every Day is for the Thief by Ju Cole.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Ya Know What I’m Say’n: Hearing the Voices of the Homeless by Kris Bridgman, Face the Music by Paul Stanley, John Wayne by Scott Eyman, Mother of God by Paul Rosalie, A Call to Action by Jimmy Carter, Finding Me: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings by Michelle Knight and Michelle Buford.

These are 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.