The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Santa Bob is coming to the Allen County Public Library on Friday, December 2 for First Friday. Visits with Santa will start at 6:00 pm. For this special event, children and parents can enter through the library’s front door. Parents are welcome to take photos. We’re sure all the kids will be on Santa’s Nice list.
Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Parents/guardians may choose from three Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am and on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Home-School teens are invited to enrichment programs. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.
If you are homebound, we are happy to make non-contact home deliveries. Call Ms. Delonda at 270-237-3861 if you need this service.
New books for children include: So Much Snow by Hyunmin Park, Farming Strong, All Year Long by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ag Ford, What the Macaw Saw by Charlotte Guillain, How to Catch a Reindeer by Alice Walstead & Andy Elkerton, Over and Under the Waves by Kate Messner, Mickey: Sing-Along Songs by Disney Junior, Well Done, Mommy Penguin by Chris Haughton, Of Walden Pond by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Goodnight Skateboard by Michael Dahl, Snow Horses: A First Night Story by Patricia MacLachlan, Hungry Johnny by Cheryl Minnema, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: The Great Caper Caper by Joh Funk, and Roxie Loves Adventure by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.
Older children will enjoy: How to Heal a Gryphon by Meg Cannistra, Doodleville: Art Attacks! by Chad Sell, Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck: Bear Mountain Tales by Carl Barks & Don Rosa et al., and The Gingerbread Witch by Alexandra Overy. We have a new collection of graphic novels by Sports Illustrated: Quarterback Scramble, Full Court Pressure, Full Court Flash, Spotlight Striker, Reality Check, and End Zone Thunder.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich, The Winners by Fredrik Backman, Racing the Light by Robert Crais, The Harbor by Katrine Engberg, Husband Material by Alexis Hall, In a Veil of Mist by Donald S. Murray, The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh, The Frederick Sisters are Living the Dream by Jeannie Zusy, Has Anyone Seen My Toes? by Christopher Buckley, The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy, Triple Cross: An Alex Cross Thriller by James Patterson, and The Port Willis Holiday Collection by Lindsay Harrel.
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: So Help Me God by Mike Pence, The New Royals by Katie Nicholl, Deer Man: Seven Years of Living in the Wild by Geoffroy Delorme, Love Your Home Again: Organize Your Space and Uncover the Home of Your Dreams by Ann Lightfoot and Kate Pawlowski, A History of Magic Witchcraft & the Occult by DK Publishing, Giuliani by Andrew Kirtzman, and How to Invest: Masters on the Craft by David M. Rubenstein.
To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail. Then you’ll be able to check out or download library materials. Also, if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection, please let us know. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.