Library News for August 6

Congratulations to Joanne Meador, who is retiring after thirty-three years of service at the Allen County Public Library. We’ll miss her and wish her the very best as she transitions from being a librarian to a library patron.  We hope she enjoys retirement doing anything and everything that she’s been dreaming.

Congratulations to the Primary Center Kids. Mr. Wilson will have to spend a day on the roof because 309 students signed up for the Buggy Book Club. Thank you to Mr. Wilson for encouraging students to read during summer vacation. Parents deserve a thank you too for getting their kids to the library this summer. We’ll give Mr. Wilson the honor of drawing the names of the winners of the five free gas gift cards.  Read The Library News next week to see who won.  Thank you to The Friends of the Library for providing funds to purchase the gas gift cards.

The library now offers homework help through a new service called “Tutor.com.” Library patrons have access to on-demand, one-to-one Academic and Career Tutoring from 4:00 pm – 11:00 am, seven days per week. All you need is a library card.  Tutor.com covers 25+ subject areas, including AP/IB, Spanish language support and Test-Prep. A big thank you to The Friends of the Library for making this service available.

The library has signed up for an additional digital book collection. One Click Digital offers many popular audio books that are always available.  Check out our website at www.allencountylibrary.com and click on the “Digital Books” tab. You’ll never have to wait to download the books you check out from One Click Digital.

New books for children this week include: Gigantosaurus by Johnny Duddle, Doug Unplugs on the Farm by Dan Yaccarino, Where’s My Homework? by Michael Garland, Andrew Draws by David McPhail, My Pet Book by Bob Staake, In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak, Dino Shapes by Suse MacDonald, Hidden by Loic Dauvillier, Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo, Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly, and Olga the Cloud by Nicoletta Costa.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Confession by Robert Whitlow, Fast Track by Julie Garwood, Texas True by Janet Dailey, Forever With You by Robin Jones Gunn, Invincible by Diana Palmer, Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver, The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer, The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim, Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love, Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer, The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron, Saving Amelia by Cathy Gohlke, Fearless Hope by Serena Miller, The Healer’s Touch by Lori Copeland, The Lady and the Officer by Mary Ellis, A Perfect Life by Danielle Steele, Blacklands by Michael McGarrity, and Uncaged by John Sandford and Michele Cook.

New movies this week include: The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, Noah starring Russell Crowe, Protector 2 starring Tony Jaa, Cuban Fury starring Nick Frost and Rashida Jones and Get Ready For… School! Starring Bubble Guppies.

These are a few of the new items available to check out for free at the Allen County Public Library. The library also 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 includes over 10,000 video downloadable units, and don’t forget the library subscribes 39 digital magazines (past month’s issues are also available).

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.