The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day. We’ll reopen on Wednesday, July 5, at 1:00 pm. Unless it’s a holiday, 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.
Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.
This year’s summer reading theme is All Together Now! We have special programs and prizes for every age group. To learn more, visit our website at www.allencountylibrary.com and click on the events tab to see a complete listing of programs.
New books for children include: My Indigo World: A True Story of the Color Blue by Rosa Chang, Harold the Iceberg Melts Down by Lisa Wyzlic, Have You Seen My Invisible Dinosaur? by Helen Yoon, Sora’s Seashells by Helena Ku Rhee, Astrid and Stella: Star Struck! by Sabrina Moyle, Batcat by Meggie Ramm, The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson, Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Ballerina’s Ballet Tour by Katharine Holabird, Skandar and the Phantom Rider by A.F. Steadman, Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files: Bug Bonanza! by Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith, Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories by Jarvis, Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook, The Slime from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler, Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens by Nicole Blum & Catherine Newman, A Smart, Smart School by Sharon Creech, The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Far, Spider-Man Animals Assemble! by Mike Maihack, Evergreen by Matthew Cordell, The Big Book of Nature Art by Yuval Zommer, I Survived The California Wildfires of 2018 by Lauren Tarshis, and The Summer Vacation from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Remember Me by Mary Balogh, The Laws of Attraction by Mary Connealy, Nemesis by Wilbur Smith with Tom Harper, The Last Sinner by Lisa Jackson, Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke, Palazzo by Daniel Steel, Whispers at Dusk by Heather Graham, The Sound of Sleighbells by Janet Dailey, Recluse by Helen Hardt, and To Enchant A Lady’s Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher.
New large-print books for adults include: Muddled Through by Barbara Ross, Murder Spills the Tea by Vicki Delany, Bread Over Troubled Water by Winnie Archer, Big Trouble in Little Greektown by Kate Collins, The Vanishing Castle Moreau by Jamie Jo Wright, Fields of Bounty by Lauraine Snelling with Kiersti Giron, The Tapestry of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Her Only Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray, Love Through the Season by Tracie Peterson, Every Good Gift by Kelly Irvin, and Across the Shores by Angela K. Couch et al.
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.