Library News for July 27

Summer reading is over and I want to say a big thank you to Ms. fit_bit3Amanda and Ms. Delonda for making it our most successful summer reading program ever.  We had 309 and children register, 452 kids attended, with 286 parents and guardians.
Congratulations to Shane Kendall, Gavin Scott, Maelyn Witt, Timothy Spearman and Kaylea Biggs. These kids won the drawings for fit bits. Every child who attended the last program was allowed to take home a free book and the 128 kids who turned in reading logs won other prizes. fit_bit_1Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we had many prize giveaways.  Thanks to all the parents and guardians who took time from their busy schedule to bring children to the library this summer.fit_bit2

Our collection is always growing. Check out these new selections for children: The Class by Boni Ashburn and Kimberly Gee, Minecraft Lab for Kids by John Miller and Chris Fornell Scott, Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewat, Little House: A Counting Book by Helen Musselwhite, OOKO by Esmé Shapiro, Cecil the Lion by Billy Portwood, The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage, Dork Diaries OMG All About Me  Diary! by Rachel Renée Russell, Grover Cleveland, Again! by Ken Burns, Make Way For Readers by Judy Sierra and G. Brian Karas, Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill, Secrets of the Manor by Adele Whitby, Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts, and The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Midnight by Sister Souljah, All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker, Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart, The Dog That Whispered by Jim Kraus, In His Place by Harry C. Griffith, The Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger, When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall, Change of Heart by Rachel J. Good, Meek and Mild by Olivia Newport, The Candidates by Matthew S. Hiley, Hope Crossing: The Complte Ada’s House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall, The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale, Sons and Daughter of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel, The Honeymoon by Dinita Smith,  Portrait of a Conspiracy by Donna Russo Morin, Last Light by C.J. Lyons, Amish by Accident by J.E.B. Spredemann, An Undeniable Secret by J.E.B. Spredmann, Midnight and the Meaning of Love by Sister Souljah, The Novice by Taran Matharu, and Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe by Andrew Fazekas, After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest, One Survivor’s Story by Lou Kasischke, The Stream by James Robison, Chick Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America, Forward by Lee Woodruff,  But What If We’re Wrong? By Chuck Klosterman, Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis, Will & I: A Memoir by Clay Byars, The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.

If you or someone you know is homebound, call 270-237-3861 and ask for our free bookmobile home delivery service.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free with 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.

Library News for July 6, 2016

Screenshot (42)Summer reading is underway. “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”  The following special programs start at 1:00 pm: July 7 – Science Olympics with Jason Lindsey, July 12 – Runaway Puppet Theater with Ed May, July 14-Water Safety with Bobber the Water Safety Dog, July 19-Olympian Crafts (All Day Event – Come and Go), and July 21-Nature’s Olympics with Animal Tales.

Screenshot (40)Get In the Game: Read” is the teen theme. These special teen programs also start at 1:00 pm: July 6-Geocaching, July 13-Minute to Win It!, and July 20-Life Size Games

All programs are free and every registered child who turns in a reading log will be eligible for prize drawings.  We’re giving away eight Fitbits thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Even if your name isn’t drawn, every child who turns in a reading log will win something and every child who attends the program on the last day will get to choose a book to keep.

New books for children include:  Giddy-Up Buckaroos! by Shanda Trent, There’s a Bison Bouncing on the Bed! by Paul Bright, Galactic Hot Dogs: The Wiener Strikes Back by Max Brallier, Rachel Maguire & Nichole Kelley, Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang, Let’s Go to Sleep by Maisie Reade, Fair Wold by Stella A. Caldwell, Squish Squash Squeeze! by Tracey Corderoy, August and His Smile by Catherine Rayner, Thank You and Good Night by Jon Gordon, 1 BigSalad: A Delicious Counting Book by Juana Medina, Fish by Liam Francis Walsh, The Moon’s Almost Here by Patricia MacLachlan, London City Trails by Lonely Planet Kids, With Any Luck, I’ll Driv a Truck by David Friend, Pete the Cat’s Got Class by James Dean, Time for Earth School, Dewey Dew by Leslie Staub, The Storyteller by Evan Turk, Milk Goes to School by Terry Border, and It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, Defender by Diana Palmer, Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner, The Charmers by Elizabeth Adler, We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley, Foxing the Geese by Janet Woods, Faux Paw by Sofie Kelley, White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton, Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle, Basket Case by Nancy Haddock, Magic by Danielle Steel, Make Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey, Panacea by F. Paul Wilson, Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller, When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards, Twisted Rivers by Siobhán MacDonald, First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominc Smith and The Coutship Basket by Amy Clipston.

New books on the young adult shelf include: You Know Me Well by Nina La Cour & David Levithan, Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson, Riders by Veronica Rossi, Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes, American Girls by Alison Umminger, Don’t Get Caught: Let the Prank War Begin by Kurt Dinan, The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine, My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul, Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, and The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library0get a free library card with 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.

Library News for June 29, 2016

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

It’s not too late to register for summer reading, but time is running out. “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”   Special programs that start at 1:00 pm include:

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July 5 – Reading Magic with magician Bruce Amato

July 7 – Science Olympics with Jason Lindsey

July 12 – Runaway Puppet Theater with Ed May

July 14-Water Safety with Bobber the Water Safety Dog

July 19-Olympian Crafts (All Day Event – Come and Go)

July 21-Nature’s Olympics with Animal Tales.

Get In the Game: Read” is the teen theme. These special teen programs also start at 1:00 pm.Screenshot (40)

July 6-Geocaching

July 13-Minute to Win It!

July 20-Life Size Games

All programs are free and every registered child who turns in a reading log will be eligible for prize drawings.  We’re giving away eight Fitbits thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Even if your name isn’t drawn, every child who turns in a reading log will win something and every child who attends the program on the last day will get to choose a book to keep.

New books for children include:  The Five Rollatinis by Jan B. Balet, The Thinking Book by Sandol Stoddard Warburg, Explore Fossils! by Cynthia Light Brown & Grace Brown, The Great Depression by Marcia Amidon Lusted, Counting Stars by Catherine Rayner, Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino, How Many Sleeps ‘til My Birthday? by Mark Sperring, Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky, Nobody Likes Goblins by Ben Hatke, Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate by Anita Yasuda, Waiting For Augusta by Jessica Lawson, and Books by Murray McCain and John Alcorn.  

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz, Flight Patterns by Karen White, A Study in Sable by Mercedes Lackey, The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman, Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods, Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler, I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan, A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker,  June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, The Cavendon Luck by Barbra Taylor Bradford, God Pretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele Richardson, and The Sender by Kevin Elko and Bill Beausay.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Your Pregnancy: Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis, M.D. a and Judith Schuler, M.S., What to Expect When You’re Expecting 5th Ed. By Heide Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, Bare Bones by Bobby Bones, By Honor Bound by Tom Orris and Mike Thornton with Dick Couch, and The Memory Diet by Judi and Shari Suzker.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Don’t forget that magazines books and videos are available to download for fee with your Allen County Public Library card. Library cards are free with 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.