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.
Regular children’s programs will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Happy New Year!
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 Wednesdays 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. To register for programs, just visit www.allencountylibrary.com and click on the events tab. 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: The Greatest in the World! by Ben Clanton, Who Dug This Hole? by Laura Gehl, Drip by Maggie Li, Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night by Julia Kuo, The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales retold by James Bruchac and Joseph Brucher, Ph.D. When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman, The Bird Book by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page, Polar Bear by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson and David Shannon, City Under the City by Dan Yaccarino, The Mystery of the Love List by Sarah Glenn Marsh, and A Bear Far From Home by Susan Fletcher.
Older children will enjoy: Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf by Lauren Child, How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle, Hatch: The Overthrow: Book 2 by Kenneth Oppel, A Long Way from Home by Laura Schaefer, Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller, Chase: The Boy Who Hid by Z. Jeffries, Young Divas That Care by Candace Gish.
New books for young adults include: The Young Adult Starter Kit: 12 Steps to Becoming a Better Person by Ben Povlow, My Brother’s Shot by Y.R. Spence, Trailblazing Your Teen Years by Noah Halloran, Sabina: In the Eye of the Storm by Bell Kuligowska Zucker, To What Ever End by Lindsey Frydman, Vegetarian Cookbook for Teens by Sarah Baker, The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty, and House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Secrets Typed in Blood by Stephen Spotswood, All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay, Marmee by Sarah Miller, A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny Judas 62 by Charles Cumming, So This Is Christmas by Jenny Holiday, Snowflakes and Starlight by Debbie Macomber, The Zero Night by Brian Freeman, Blue Moon Haven by Janet Dailey, Wicked Dreams by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush, Beneath His Silence by Hannah Linder, and A Murder at Balmoral by Chris McGeorge.
New large-print books for adults include: W.E.B. Griffin, The Devil’s Weapons by Peter Kirsanow, Hunting Time by Jeffery Deaver, All the Broken Places by John Boyne, The Frederick Sisters are Living the Dream by Jeannie Zusy, The Marsh Queen by Virginia Hartman, The Old Place by Bobby Finger, The Choice by Nora Roberts, Hope Creek by Janet Dailey, Rules at the Schol by the Sea by Jenny Colgan, A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans, Wyoming Homecoming by Diana Palmer, and Putin by Philip Short.
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