The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We’ll be open on Monday, July 3 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm so stop by and pick up extra books, movies, and music for the holiday.

Summer Reading  registration for Build a Better World is underway. Stop by the library to register your child to participate in fun, interactive programs. There are too many events scheduled to list them all, but each child who turns in a reading log by July 25 will win a prize thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Kids who read the most will get to shop first at the Prize Store we’re building.

Sign up for Buggy Book Club. Kids will receive a buggy prize each time they visit the library this summer. (Only one prize per day).  Last year, the Allen County Primary students won a day of inflatables for their school because so many kids visited the library during summer break.  It will be exciting to see which school has the most kids visit over the summer. Which Allen County School do you think will win?

On Thursday, June 29, at 5:00 pm, school age children can join the Summer Science Club and build a rocket.This is a free program, but you must pre-register to attend.

New books for children include: The Earth Book by Jonathan Litton, Claymates by Dev Petty, The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer, The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea by Bryn Barnard, I Will Chomp You! by Jory John, Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt, Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPUcchio , This Book Will Not Be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap, and Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner.

New books for young adults include: Rogue: Live Free or Die by Julie Kagawa, The Battlemage by Taran Mattaru, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, Startup by Doree Shafrir, and Girling Up by Mayim Bialik, PhD.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Assistants by Camille Perry, The Little French Bistro by Nina George, Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette, Once in a Blue Moon by Lorna Landvik, The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon, The Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot, High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin, Look at the Sun by Don Carswell, The Heirs by Susan Rieger, A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass, Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde, It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany, The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett, Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy, A Love So True by Melissa Jagears, True to You by Becky Wade, Life After by Katie Ganshert, American Kingpin by Nick Bilton, Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands by Cytnthia Hickey and others, The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan, and To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: A Dog’s Way Home By W. Bruce Cameron If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? By Alan Alda, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes, Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World’s Greatest Secret by Steven M. Greer, MD. The Great-Ness of Dads by Kirsten Matthe, The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own edited by Veronica Chambers, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell,  Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford,  Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War by David Fisher, and Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb.

 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.