The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am – to 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – to 4:00 pm.
If you’d like to learn to knit or crochet, join us for Strings ‘n Things on Wednesdays at 2:30. We’ll provide new participants with a starter kit. All you need to do is register for the program under our events tab and show up.
Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. 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 am. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 pm. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.
In November, our book club is reading, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan. Our second book club is reading The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up your copy today. Both book clubs meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Books on the Square meets at 2:00 pm, and There’s a Mystery at the Library meets at 5:00 pm.
New books for children this week include: I Ship: A Container Ship’s Colossal Journey by Kelly Rice Schmitt and Jam Dong, The Crayon’s Book of Numbers by Drew Daywalt, Glow Wild by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt, Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia by Edi Weinstein, Dragon’s First Taco by Adam Rubin, 365: How to Count a Year by Miranda Paul and Julien Chung, Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima, We Planted a Pumpkin by Rob Ramsden, Paula’s Patches by Gabriella Adleman, The Halloween Costume Ball by Anne Sawan, Happy Halloween by Liesbet Slegers, The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella, Dogtown by Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Cholodenko, Good Night, Little Fish by Lucy Cousins, Being Away From Your Parents by Joy Berry, The Watering Can by Marnie Reynolds-Bourque, Old Red’s Christmas by Marnie Reynolds-Bourque, and When Daddy Goes on Storm by Krista Conway.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The River We Rember by William Kent Krueger, Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown, Dead Mountain by Preston and Child, The Queen of the Valley by Lorena Hughes, Murder at the Elms by Alyssa Maxwell, Halloween Cupcake Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Miss Morton and the Spirits of the Underworld by Catherine Lloyd, Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll, The Murder of Mrs. Wickham by Claudia Gray, Love Me Do by Lindsey Kelk, Addicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Interpreter by Brooke Robinson, Forsaken Country by Allen Eskens, The Long Game by Elena Armas, Happiness Falls by Angie Kim, The Light on Halsey Street by Vanessa Miller, and North Woods by Daniel Mason,
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Enough by Cassidy Hutchinson, The Woman They Wanted by Shannon Harris, I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore by Carole Holiday, God Never Gives Up On You by Max Lucado, Beyond the Wall: A History of East Germany by Katja Hoyer, Power by Kemi Nekvasil, Twelve Rules for Live by Jordan B. Peterson, The Josiah Manifesto by Jonathan Cahn, Build the Life You Want by Arthur C. Brooks & Oprah Winfrey, Street Smarts by Gregory Koukal, Normal Rules Don’t Apply by Kate Atkinson, Talking to My Angels by Melissa Etheridge, and When It’s Your Turn to Serve by Karen Pence.
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.