Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.
The library will be closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 am.
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. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.
Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment available includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.
New books for children include: John Deere Farm & Find by John Deere Kids, I Love Grandpa with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, How to Catch Santa Claus by Alice Walstead and Andy Elkerton, Sparks! by Ian Boothby & Nina Matsumoto, Trapped in a Video Game: The Invisible Invasion by Dustin Brady, Trapped in a Video Game: Return to Doom Island by Dustin Brady, A Work in Progress by Jarrett Lerner, and Legacy of the Inventor: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries Books) by J.I. Wagner.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Night House by Jo Nesbø, This Passing Hour by Leslie Gould, Let’s Get Quizzical by Kelly Ohlert, Again and Again by Jonathan Evison, Tbe Fourth Rule by Jeff Lindsay, No Way Out by Cara Hunter, The Twelve Days of Murder by Adrieina Cordani, The Book Club on Waverly Lane by Rachel Hanna, Welcome to Jubilee by Rachel Hanna, The Caretaker by Ron Rash, The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose, The Beautiful and the Wild by Peggy Townsend, and Gaslight by Femi Kayode.
New adult large-print books for adults include: The Future by Naomi Alderman, Inheritance by Nora Roberts, Manner of Death by Robin Cook, Tom Clancy: Command and Control by Marc Cameron, The Watchmaker’s Hand by Jeffery Deaver, Robert B. Parker’s Broken Trust by Mike Lupica, A True Account by Katherine Howe, The Talke of Coyote Canyon by Brenda Novak, Just Once by Karen Kingsbury, Wyoming Proud by Diana Palmer, Ambition by Alice McDermott, A Very Inconvenient Scandal by Jacquelyn Mitchard, All You Have to Do Is Call by Kerri Maher, Ripe by Sarah Rose Eetter, and What We Kept for Ourselves by Nancy Jooyoun Kim.
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi, Imagine the God of Heaven by John Burke, The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA by Liza Mundy, Natasha’s Kitchen by Natasha Kravchuk, I Am Bunny by Alexi Devine, Tyranny of the Minority by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Zibltt, Breaking Through: My Life in Science by Katalin Karikó, Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story by Max Marshall, Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes by Morgan Housel, and Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine by General David Petreus and Andrew Roberts.
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.