The library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4. Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Regular children’s and teen programs will resume in September. Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Home-School teens are invited to enrichment on Monday, September 11 at 2:00. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. 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. Mariah at 270-237-3861 if you need this service.
Our book club, “Books on the Square,” meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. In September, we’re reading Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. We also have a Murder/Mystery Book club called “There’s a Mystery at the Library” that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. In September, we’re reading The Lost Girls by John Glatt. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of either book so you can join the conversation. There are no right or wrong answers, all opinions are respected, and there is lots of book talk. We hope you’ll join us.
New books for children include: This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, Pumpkin Day at the Zoo by Susan Meissner, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site : Excavator’s 123 by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Paw Patrol: Runaway Rocket by Elle Stephens, Princess Truly Picks a Pumpkin by Kelly Greenawalt, Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, The Lake I Love by Ed Shankman, Light Comes to Shadow Mountain by Toni Buzzeo, Snot Goblins and Other Tasteless Tales by Rob Kutner and David DeGrand, The Eyes & The Impossible by Dave Eggers, Sort of Super: The Magma Cup by Gapstur, My Head Has a Bellyache and More Nonsense by Chris Harris and Andrea Tsurumi, Lanky Boy: Epic Adventure by Adam & Justin of Lankybox, You’re the Apple of my Pie by Rose Rossner, Goodnight Tractor by Michelle Robinson and Nick East, and The Best Would You Rather? Book by Penguin Workshop.
New books for young adults include: The Byways by Mary Pascual, Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton, At the Speed of Lies by Cindy L. Otis, Damned If You Do by Alex Brown, The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, Where You See Yourself by Claire Forest, The Grimoire of Grave Fates by Hanna Alkaf and Margaret Owen, A Little Like Waking by Adam Rex, One True Loves by Elise Bryant. and Garden of the Cursed by Katy Rose Pool.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Three Deaths of Willa Stannard by Kate Robards, The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson, A Twisted Love Story by Samantha Downing, How Can I Help You by Laura Sims, Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh, Death Knells and Wedding Bells by Eva Gates, Pete and Alice in Maine by Caitlin Shetterly, An Honest Man by Michael Koryta, Dead Eleven by Jimmy Juliano, Hello Stranger by Katherine Center, The House Keepers by Alex Hay, Goodbye Earl by Lesesa Cross-Smith, Air Raid Book Club by Annie Lyons, The Botonist’s Guide to Flowers and Fatality by Kate Khavari, When We Had Wings by Ariel Lawhon, Dead Man’s Wake by Paul Doiron, Flop Dead Gorgeous by David Rosenfelt, and Wolfsong T.J. Klune.
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, please let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.