If you received a new e-reader or smart phone, be sure to check out the Allen County Public Library’s free digital collection. We offer thousands of the newly released e-books, Audiobooks, and digital magazines. This cost is free with an active Allen County Public Library card. If you need assistance setting up your device to utilize these free products, call 270-237-3861 and make an appointment with Ms. Jamie or Ms. Amanda.
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: Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood, Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann and translated by David Henry Wilson, Paws McDraw: The Fastest Doodler in the West by Connah Brecon, Good Night Tiger by Timothy Knapman Step Right Up; How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman, Brightwood by Tania Unsworth, Pablo in the Snow by Teri Sloat, The School The Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makanaōnalani Nicholson, XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex and Scott Campbell, One Proud Penny by Randy Siegel and Serbe Bloch, Chirri and Chirra by Kaya Doi, and Five Black Cats by Tiger Tales.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca, The Reaper by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek, A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, The Agent Runner by Simon Conway, Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox, The Raven by Mike Nappa, The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle, In The Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson, Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey, Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle, El Paso by Winston Groom, Napoleon’s Last Island by Thomas Keneally, A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward, Below the Belt by Stuart Woods, Until I Love Again by Jerry S. Eicher, To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino, A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley, The Room with the Second-Best View by Virginia Smith, The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter, The Hike by Drew Magary, and The Nix by Nathan Hill.
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins, The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams, Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn, and The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel,
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.