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Allen County Library News – February 14, 2024

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  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.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com.

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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

New books for children include: The Clean Machine (Paw Patrol: Rubble & Crew) by Cara Stevens and Random House, The Three Little Tardigrades: A Slightly Scientific Fairy Tale by Sandra Fay, Passover (Bright Baby Touch & Feel) by Roger Priddy, Princess Truly’s Easter Egg Hunt by Kelly Greenawalt, Is This Easter? by Helen Yoon, Meet the Murshrooms! by Sonali Fry, On the Job (Paw Patrol: Rubble & Crew) by Elle Stephens and Random House, The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekabook Easter by Eric Carle, Don’t Trust Cats (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Dev Petty and Mike Boldt, The Fire Fox by Alexandra Page and Stef Murphy, and The Bedtime Bunny Hunt: With Lots of Flaps to Look Under (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Say You’ll Be Mine by Naina Kumar, Only If You’re Lucky by Stacy Willingham, Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman, Gothikana by Runxy, The Things We Do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent, Dead Man’s Hand by Brad Taylor, For the Last Time by Heidi Perks, True North by Andrew J. Graff, Everyone On This Train is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson, The Bad Weather Friend by Dean Koontz, Missing Persons by James Patterson, Last Night by Luanne Rice, Death of a Spy by M.C. Beaton, Chasing Endless Summer by V.C. Andrews, Midnight Creed by Alex Kava, and  A Castle in the Air by Kelley Armstrong.

New large-print books for adults include: In the Likely Event by Rebecca Yarros, The Fury by Alex Michaelides, The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez, Harbor Lights by James Lee Burke, Family Family by Laurie Frankel, You Only Call When You’re in Trouble by Stephen McCauley, and Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Allen County Library News – February 14, 2024 2024-02-15T13:28:10+00:00

Library News for February 7, 2024

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.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Free childcare is provided for infants and toddlers too young to participate in the book discussion. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com.

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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

New books for children include: Happy Valentine’s Day Corduroy! by Don Freeman and Jody Wheeler, On Valentine’s Day, We Show We Care! (CoCo Melon) by Tina Gallo, Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis by Lesa Cline-Ramsome, Like So by Ruth Forman, One Sweet Song by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, How to Be Brave by Karl Newson, Simon Says Good Night by Orit Bergman, If I Were A Fish by Corook & Olivia Barton, We Light Up the Sky with Music by Nick Maland, The Code of Life by Carla Hafner and Mieke Scheier, Bear Finds Eggs by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, The Three Little Superpigs and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by Claire Evans, Night Song by Mike Smith Despres, Love Is My Favorite Color by Nina Ladon and Melissa Castrillon, Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw, Nancy Drew Diaries: What Disappears in Vegas… by Carolyn Keene, and Halo: Gina and the Big Secret by Judd Winick.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff, Deep Freeze by Michael C. Grumley, One of the Good Guys by Araminta Hall, The Night of the Storm by Nishita Parekh, The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake, Mercury by Amy Jo Burns, Hedging Your Bets by Jayne Denker, The Expectant Detectives by Kat Ailes, Anna O by Matthew Blake, First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston, Good Material by Dolly Alderton, and All The Dangerous Thins by Dtacy Willingham.

New large-print books for adults include: A Panter’s Scream by W. Michael Gear, Shadow of a Dead Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Black Joe and Other Selected Stories by Rod Miller, Goodbye Girl by James Grippando, and Holmes, Marple, & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Library News for February 7, 2024 2024-02-08T16:08:45+00:00

Library News – January 31, 2024

The library building is open to the public 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.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com.

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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

New books for children include: The Chimpansneeze (Hiccupotamus and Friends) by Aaron Aenz, Who Loves the Dragon? by Bianca Schulze, Pepper & Me by Beatrice Alemagna, Keep Dancing Through: A Box Family Groove by Allison Holker Boss and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Home for the Holidays: A Little Book about the Different Holidays That Bring Us Together, with Elmo, Big Bird, and More! by Sesame Street Workshop and Craig Manning, How Not to Kill Your Plant by Magda Garguláková and Lenka Chytilová, Just One More Sleep by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons, and Your Voice, Your Vote by Leah Henderson, Angela’s Glacier by Jordan Scott.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher, The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell, The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George, Random In Death by J.D. Robb, One in a Million by Janet Dailey, The Friendship Club by Robyn Carr, Front Sight by Stephen Hunter, Perfect Opportunity by Steven F. Havill, Hero by Thomas Perry, The Fury by Alex Michaelides, The Ascent by Adam Plantinga,  Recipe for a Charmed Life by Rachel Linden, The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard by Natasha Lester, The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins, Love, Naturally by Sophie Sullivan, and Diva by Daisy Goodwin.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman edited by Alan Taylor, The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl, Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casiono Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud by Ben McKenzie with Jacob Silverman, Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith, Old-Fashioned Purpose: Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life by Jill Winger, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Knitting Guide to Halloween Town and Christmas Town by Tanis Gray, and Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide by Kim Laidlaw, Jody Revenso, et al.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Library News – January 31, 2024 2024-01-31T12:54:14+00:00

Library News for January 24, 2024

The library building is open to the public Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com.

The library offers over 500 free online classes. The most popular courses completed last year include: Life Coaching 101, Resume Writing 101, Computer Literacy Level 1 – Computer Basics, Basic Math 101, Meteorology Fundamentals, Essay Writing 101, Introduction to Medical Coding, Digital Photography 101, How to Write a Grant Proposal, and Problem-Solving Strategies. Classes are free with your library card. To see the list of programs available, visit www.allencountylibrary.com and click on “Learn Something New Today.”

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.

New books for children include: Buffalo Fluffalo by Bess Kalb and Erin Kraan, Pockets for Two by Lindsay Ward and Brizida Magro, Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Nigth by Megan Litwin, Valentines for All by Nancy Churnin, Extraordinary Magic: The Storytelling Life of Virginia Hamilton by Nina Crews, Dictionary of Dinosaurs Illustrated by Dieter Braun and edited by Dr. Matthew G. Garon, Are You a Sleepy Monster? by Guilherme Karsten, The Hare-Shaped Hole by John Dougherty and Thomas Docherty, I Love You Leonard! by Jessie James & Tamara Anegón, Paw Patrol: Jungle Pups adapted by Frank Berrios, Little People, Big Dreams: Sally Ride by Maria Isabel Sá Sanchez Vergara, Cupig: The Valentine’s Day Pig by Claire Tattersfield, Grumpy Monkey: Spring Fever by Suzanne Lang, Flubby: Flubby Does Not Like Valentine’s Day by J.E. Morris.

Older children will enjoy Slug Fest by Gordon Korman, Sweet Valley Twins: Choosing Sides by Andelfinger Aguirre, Break (A Click Graphic Novel, 6) by Kayla Miller, Pizza and Taco: Wrestling Mania! (A Graphic Novel) by Stephen Shaskan, and Courtesy of Cupid by Nashae Jones, Break by Kayla Miller, and Courtesy of Cupid by Natasha Jones.

New large-print books on the adult fiction shelf include: A Winter by Sea by Julie Klassen, The Little Things by M. Jean Pike, Against the Wind by Amanda Cabot, Sisters by the Sea by Wanda E. Brunstetter, et. al, Knowing You by Tracie Peterson, The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt, Touched by Grace by Emily Grey, Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake, Family Meal by Bryan Washington, Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura, Here in the Dark by Alexis Soloski, The Night Island by Jayne Amm Krentz, I See London by Chanel Cleeton, and The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Library News for January 24, 2024 2024-01-25T14:10:35+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – January 17, 2024

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.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays, starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com.

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, 3-D printer, embroidery machine, Cricut vinyl cutter, button maker, and more.

New books for children include: Love from Bluey by Suzy Brumm, Granny Rex by Kurtis Scaletta, The Bookshop Mice by Robert Starling, How to Draw Woodland Creatures for Kids by Alli Koch,  Hippos Remain Calm by Sandra Boynton, I am Happy by Michael Rosen, Maisy’s Snowy Day by Lucy Cousins, Stone Age Beasts by Ben Lerwill. Older children will enjoy: Sonic the Hedgehog: Knuckles Greatest Hits by Ian Flynn, Sparks! by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto, Katie the Catsitter: Best Friends for Never by Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue, 25 Secrets To Survival by Natalie D. Richards, The Apartment House on Poppy Hill by Nina LaCour, Mercy Watson Is Missing! by Kate DiCamillo, Magic Tree House Merlin Missions: #6 Season of the Sandstorms by Mary Pope Osborne, Cat on the Run: In Cat of Death! by Aaron Blabey, Spinderella by Julia Donaldson and Sebastien Braun, Kitten: Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green, Wonka by Sibeal Pounder, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: Time to Clown Around by Andres Miedoso, Pacey Packer: Unicorn Tracker by J.C. Phillipps, Simon Seahorse: Climbing Mount Aquarius by Cora Reef.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Cold Victory by Karl Marlantes, Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yand and Leuyen Pham, The Book of Fire by Christy Lefteri, Red String Theory by Lauren Kung Jessen, Always Remember by Mary Balogh, A Place for Vanishing by Ann Fraistat, Ilium by Lea Carpenter, Where You End by Abbott Kahler, and White Mist Dog by W. Michael Gear.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Playin’ Possum: My Memories of George Jones by Nancy Jones with Ken Abraham, 100 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round by Jamie Attenberg, and Christmas Miracles: True Stories from the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Karen Kingsbury.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Allen County Public Library News – January 17, 2024 2024-01-17T15:54:25+00:00

Library News for January 10, 2024

The library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public 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.

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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

If learning something new is one of your New Year’s resolutions, check out our collection of over 500 free online classes. The most popular classes completed last year include: Life Coaching 101, Resume Writing 101, Computer Literacy Level 1 – Computer Basics, Basic Math 101, Meteorology Fundamentals, Essay Writing 101, Introduction to Medical Coding, Digital Photography 101, How to Write a Grant Proposal, and Problem-Solving Strategies. Classes are free with your library card. To see the list of programs available, visit www.allencountylibrary.com and click on “Learn Something New Today.”

On Saturday, January 20, at 11:00 am, all school-age kids are invited to Lego My Library. This month, we’re throwing a Lego-tastic celebration for National Lego Day, and we’re going full freestyle! So come ready to grab some bricks and get creative.

If you are a fan of the Allen County Public Library, we invite you to join the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library will have a meeting on Tuesday, January 16 at 2:00 pm. The Friends of the Library extend our capacity through fundraising, volunteer and program support, and through advocacy. If you love the library, you’ll fit right in.

Did you know that you can enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen using our Hoopla App and Libby App? Why pay for expensive digital products when you can download them for free with your Allen County Public Library card?

New books for children this week include: Mole Is Not Alone by Maya Tatsukawa, Life Underground: Tunnel Into a World of Wildlife by Richard Orr, Brigid’s Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story by Bryce Milligan, Unflappable by Matthew Ward & Scott Magoon, Wintergarden by Janet Fox, We, the Curious Ones by Marion Dane Bauer The Twist-A-Roo by Kathleen Doherty, The Three Little Mittens by Linda Bailey, and If I Was a Horse by Sophie Blackall.

Older children will enjoy: I Survived: The Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 by Lauren Tarshis, The Graphic Novel: I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis and art by Leo Trinidad, Trapped in a Video Gam: The Final Boss by Dustin Brady, Peter and the Wolf  retold by Garvin Friday, Duel by Jessixa Bagley, and Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker: Horn Slayer by J.C. Phillipps.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Holmes Marple & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts, The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz, Goodbye Girl by James Grippando, and Harbor Lights by James Lee Burke.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Entangled Life: The Illustrated Edition: How Fungi Make Our Worlds by Merlin Sheldrake, Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential by Brian Johnson, and The Camping and Hiking Encyclopedia by Kathryn Hulick.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Library News for January 10, 2024 2024-01-12T09:45:51+00:00

Allen County Public Library New – January 3, 2024

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.

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, 3-D printer, embroidery machine, Cricut vinyl cutter, button maker, and more.

New books for children include: Where Do You Sleep? by Agnese Baruzzi, Angelina’s Big City Ballet by Katharine Holabird, How This Book Got Red by Margaret Chiu Greanias, Big, Big Feelings by Perry Emerson, Runaway Pond by Nancy Price Graff, The Christmas Doll by Amy Sparkes, The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea by Leigh Hodgkinson, and Willow and Bunny by Anitra Rowe Schulte.

Older children will enjoy: What Was the Donner Party? by Ben Hubbard, Owl Diaries: Eva For President by Rebecca Elliott, Dogman: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea by Dav Pilkey, D & D Dungeon Club: Roll Call by Molly Knox Ostertag & Xanthe Bouma, The Sky Over Rebecca by Matthew Fox, Minecraft: The Outsider by Danica Davison, Goddess Girls: Elpis the Hopeful by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams, Pacy Packer Unicorn Tracker: Dragon Rider by J.C. Phillipps, Bad Kitty Makes a Movie by Nick Bruel, Winter Turning: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #7) by Tui T. Sutherland, Claudia and the Bad Joke: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-sitters Club #15) by Ann M. Martin and Arley Nopra, What is the Story of Romeo and Juliet? By Max Bisantz, and Geronimo Stilton Reporter Vol. 15: Clean Sweep by Geronimo Stilton. We have several new graphic novels in the My Hero Academia Series by Kohei Horikoshi.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Stockholm by Noa Yedlin, Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue, Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey, There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh, Catfish Charlie by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, The Chosen: And I Will Give You Rest by Jerry B. Jenkins, The Butterfly Collector by Tea Cooper, Lone Oaks Crossing by Janet Dailey, Driving Force by Lynette Eason, The Autobiography of Matthew Scudder by Lawrence Block, and Upside Down by Danielle Steel.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Heirloom Rooms: Soulful Stories of Home by Erin Napier, GordonRamsay’s Uncharted: A Culinary Adventure by National Geographic, 100 Bike Rides of a Lifetime by Roff Smith, The Hunting Encyclopedia by Kate Conley, The Fishing Encyclopedia by Dnna B. McKinney, Crochet Creatures of Myth & Legen by Megan Lapp, the Kneeling Man: My Father’s Life as a black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Leta McCollough Seletzky, and An Invitation to Indian Cooking by Madhur.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.

Allen County Public Library New – January 3, 2024 2024-01-04T17:15:10+00:00

Library News for December 27, 2023

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.

Library News for December 27, 2023 2023-12-28T12:34:17+00:00

Library News for December 20, 2023

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, December 25 for Christmas. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 26, at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm, but there will be no children’s programs for the week of December 25 due to the holiday. Stop in early to check out books, music, and movies for the holiday weekend.

New books for children include: Zilot & Other Important Rhymes by Bob Odenkirk, Animal Snuggles: Affection in the Animal Kingdom by Aimee Reid, Just One Flake by Travis Jonker, The Pie That Molly Grew by Sue Heavenrich, We Disagree About This Tree by ross Collins, My Hero Academia: (Vol 24) by Kohei Horikoshi,  Kitty & Cat: Bent Out of Shape by Mirka Hokkanen, Where’s the Snowman? by Inglea P. Arrhenius, Be Thankful for Water: How Water Sustains Our Planet by Harriet Ziefert and Brian Fitzgerald,  Marvel Super Stories (Book One): All-New Comics from All-Star Cartoonists by Marvel Entertainment, John Jennings, et al, The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill, Keeper of Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel (Part 1) by Shannon Messinger, What You Need To Be Warm by Neil Gaiman, I Survived: The Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 by Lauren Tarshis, Unicorn Diaries: The Glitter Bug by Rebecca Elliott, and the Puppy Place: Where Every Puppy Finds a Home by Ellen Miles.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Uhtred’s Feast by Bernard Cornwell, West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman,  The Future by Naomi Alderman, Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros, Caught on the Book by Laura Gail Black, Past Lying by Val McDermid, Mister Lullaby by J.H. Markert, Ruthless by Anne Mette Hancock, Midnight Showing by Megan Shepherd, Shot With Crimson by Nicola Upson, The Second Stranger by Martin Griffin, Hot Springs Drive by Lindsay Hunter, The Happy Couple by Naoise Doland, Overdue or Die by Allison Brook, The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young, The Manor House by Gilly Macmillan, Love at 350˚ by Lisa Peers, Five Years From Now by Paige Toon, and Out There Screaming edited by Jordan Peele.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Dolly Parton by Tracey E. W. Laird, 15 Minute Drawing: One-Line Drawing by Heinke Nied, The deVol Kitchen by Paul O’Leary, Robin McLellan, and Helen Parker, Cheap Old Houses by Elizabeth & Ethan Finkelstein, Elvis and the Colonel by Greg McDonald and Marshall Terrill, Adoption Unfiltered: Revelations from Adoptees, Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents, and Allies by Sara Easterly, Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard, and Lori Holden, Tonight We Pray for Momma by Becky Thompson and Susan K. Pitts, Teddy and Booker T. by Brian Kilmeade, and The Complete Eldercare Planner by Joy Loverde.

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.

Library News for December 20, 2023 2023-12-22T09:03:15+00:00

Library News for December 13, 2023

 

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.

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.

On Saturday, December 16, at 11:00 am, all school-age kids are invited to Lego My Library.  Builders will be challenged to build a pet.  Register online, as space is limited, and this program is growing in popularity.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at the library on Monday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but we will stop taking children at 6:30 p.m. This event is free; we expect many children, so come early and bring your camera.

New books for children include: Other Words for Nonno by Dave Cameron and Yong Ling Kang, Winter: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, It’s Navidad, El Cucuy! by Donna Barba Higuera, Benjamin’s Thunderstorm by Melanie Florence, The Bear and the Book by Frances Tosdevin & Sophia O’Connor, How to Hide a Turkey by Sue Fliess, The Little Christmas Tree by Ruth Wielockx, The Most Magnificent Maker’s A to Z by Ashley Spires, Ice Bears at Ice Edge by Robert Burleigh, A Stone Is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth, Wild Child: Nature Adventures for Young Explorers by Dara McAnulty, Merry Christmas Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton, The Beatles by Judy Katschke, I Am Thankful by Sonali Fry, 101 Ways to Read a Book by Timothée de Fombelle, Best Wishes: Time After Time by Sarah Mlynowski & Christina Soontornvat, Juniper’s Christmas by Eoin Colfer, and Minecraft: Guide to Exploration by Mojang AB and the Official Minecraft Team.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Vengeance Is Mine by Marie Ndiaye, Murder Checks Out by Victoria Gilbert, The Constant Soldier by William Ryan, The Last Love Note by Emma Grey, What We Could Have Been by Jess Sinclair, The Wishing Bridge by Viola Shipman, Chasing Sunsets by Rachel Hanna, Baumgartner by Paul Auster, Barbacoa, Bomba, and Betrayal by Raquel V. Reyes,  You Always Come Back by Emily Smith, Tremor by Teju Cole, Plot Twist by Erin La Rosa, Last Word to the Wise by Ann Claire, Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin, Liberation Day by George Saunders, and The Good Part by Sophie Cousens.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include Clanlands In New Zealand by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish, A City on Mars by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, Bipolar General: My Forever Way with Mental Illness by Maj. Gen. Gregg. F. Martin, USA (Ret.), Organized Living by Shira Gill, Ours Was the Shining Future by David Leonhardt, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land, Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America by Ted Cruz, and Endgame by Omid Scobie.

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.

Library News for December 13, 2023 2023-12-15T14:49:55+00:00