The Allen County Public Library is seeking families with school age children participate in Prime Time Family Read Time. This six-week program will start on Thursday, February 16. Prime Time Family Read Time is an award-winning, reading, discussion, and storytelling series based on Children’s illustrated books. This program is made possible due to a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council. We’ll start the program with a light meal at 5:00 pm and then start the discussion at 5:30 with plans to end at 6:45. This is a free program, but space is limited, so families must pre-register to attend. Call 270-237-3861 to register
Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.
New books for children include: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Turn on the Night by Gealdo Valério, Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field by Ginger Wadsworth, Heart to Heart by Lois Ehert, Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming, Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Carren Stelson, Finding First Animals and More by Tiger Tales, National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis, former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, and Don’t Touch This Book by Bill Cotter
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury, A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong, Echoes in Death by J.D.Robb, A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker’s Revelation by Robert Knott, An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray, The Turn by Kim Harrison, Austen in Austin by Suzie Johnson, Lisa Karon Richardson, Dina Sleiman and Niki Turner, Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey, Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James, The Patriots by Sana Krasikov, Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, Burning Bright by Nick Petrie, and The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Vegan 101 by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN, Good Surgar Bad Sugar by Allen Carr, Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids by Martha Stewart, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, The Bomber Boys by Travel L. Ayeres, and No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece.
New movies this week include: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise, Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots, American Pastoral starring Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning, Life on the Line starring John Travolta, Almost Christmas starring Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, and Danny Glover, Trolls by Dreamworks featuring the voices of Anna Kenrick and Justin Timberlake, and Justice League: Dark.
To access our digital resources or to borrow books, 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.