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Allen County Public Library News – April 10, 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.

On Friday, April 12 at 10:00 am, join us in the Maker-Space for the Hankie Embroidery class. Register online as space is limited at www.allencountylibrary.com under the events tab.

On Saturday, April 13th, at 10:00 am, there is a Spring Acrylic Paint Class for ages 13 and older.  Registration is required as space is limited.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, we’ll begin accepting art submissions for the Wild About Art, Youth Art Contest for kids and teens ages 8-15. Use any art media to illustrate what WILD means to you.  Saturday, April 20 at 4:00 pm is the deadline to submit an art project. Voting will start on Monday April 22 and end on April 27 at 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced on April 29, 2024.

Students up to age eighteen are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 am. Abby will have a fun Space Adventure build challenge.

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: Comet Chaser by Pamela S. Turner, The Princess and the Pee by Effua Gleed and Juanita Londono Gaviria, A World Wonder by Laura Wifler, I Lived Inside a Whale by Xin Li, Why Does It Rain? by Eric Carle, The Crayons Love Our Planet by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Where’s Wonky Donkey? by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley, Up Toward the Light by Granger Smith, Peppa Pig: We Love You, Daddy Pig! by Courtney Carbone, Do Mommies Ever Sleep? by Kim Howard, and The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle.

Older children will enjoy: Frozen Time: What Ice Cores Can Tell Us About Climate Change by Carmella Van Vlett, Coyote: Lost and Found by Dan Gemeinhardt, Stink: Superhero Superfan by Megan McDonald, Bumps in the Night by Amalie Howard, and Big Nate: This Means War! by Lincoln Peirce.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: One Wrong Word by Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Things We Didn’t Know by Elba Iris Pérez, The Dollmaker by Morgan Shamy, The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman, When Grumpy Met Sunshine by Charlotte Stein, Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray, To Woo and to Wed by Martha Waters, Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors, Moon of the Turning Leaves by Waubgeshig Rice, Facing the Enemy by Diann Mills, Till There Was You by Lindsay Hameroff, Embers in the London Sky by Sarah Sundin, A Step Past Darkness by Vera Kurian, and Fourteen Days edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston,

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 – April 10, 2024 2024-04-11T16:21:41+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – April 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

Everyone is invited to a special solar eclipse program on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at the Dugas Community Park Pavillion. Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.” Hooked on Science, is a nationally recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, and author.

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: Luigi: The Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten by Michelle Knudsen, Planting Hope by Philip Hoelzel and Renato Alarcǡo, What’s New, Daniel? by Micha Archer, Guts for Glory: The Story of Civil War Soldier by Rosetta Wakeman, What’s Inside a Bird’s Nest by Rachel Ignotofsky, The Storyteller by Lindsay Bonilla, Middle School and Other Disasters: Biggest Secret Ever! by Wanda Coven, Ferris by Kate Dicamillo, Blue Stars: the Vice Principal Problem by Kekla Maggoon and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Maple’s Theory of Fun by Kate McMillan & Ruthie Prillaman, and Evil Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashisai, This Disaster Loves You by Richard Roper, Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes, The Ark and the Dove by Jill Eileen Smith, All the Rage by Cara Hunter, A Haunting in the Arctic by C.J. Cooke, Fatal First Edition by Jenn McKinlay, At First Spite by Olivia Dade, The Vacation by John Marrs, Greata & Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly, The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo, No Reservations by Sheryl Lister, Sister Stardust by Jane Green, What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher, and The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Mostly What God Does by Savannah Guthrie, Looking Up: The True Adventures of a Storm-Chasing Weather Nerd by Matthew Cappucci, Joyfull: Cook Effortlessly, East Freely, Live Radiantly by Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, Grief is For People by Sloane Crosley, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport, and Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table: It’s Time to Win the Battle of  Your Mind by Louie Giglio.

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 – April 3, 2024 2024-04-05T14:45:34+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – March 27, 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

Everyone is invited to a special solar eclipse program on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at the Dugas Community Park Pavillion. Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.” Hooked on Science, is a nationally recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, and author.

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: Ride Beside Me by Lucy Knisley, Doris by Lo Cole, The Ocean Gardener by Clara Anganuzzi, The Girl Who Figured It Out by Minda Dentler, Wilderlore: The Night Compass by Amanda Foody, The Critter Club: Liz’s Perfect Painting by Callie Barkley,  Middle School and Other Disasters: worst Love Spell Ever! by Wanda coven, Stay Curious and Keep Exploring: Next Level by Emily Calandrelli, The Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside, Max in th House of Spies by Adam Gidwitz, Free Period by Ali Terese, The Queen of Thiefs: The Moonwind Mysteries by Johan Rundberg, and We Need to Talk about Death: An Important Book About Grief, Celebrations, and Love by Sarah Chavez.

New books for adults include: How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin, The Truth About the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randisn, Kill Me Tomorrow: Old Cowboys Never Die by William W. Johnston and J.A. Johnstone, The Wild Side by Fern Michaels, and Cheater by Karen Rose.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: A Beautiful & Easty-Care Flower Garden by Stacy Ling, Cooking in Real Life by Lidey Heuck, How To Be by Lyn Slater, We’ve Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America’s Soul and Sanity by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of an Abandoned Child’s Struggle for Emotional Survival, by Jennings Michael Burch, and The Naturally Beautiful Garden  

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 – March 27, 2024 2024-03-28T15:57:33+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – March 20, 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

Everyone is invited to a special solar eclipse program on Friday, April 5th,  at 1:00 PM at the Dugas Community Park Pavillion. Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.” Hooked on Science, a nationally recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, and author, will make this an entertaining learning experience.

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: Milly Cow Gives Milk by Deborah Chancellor, Polly Bee Makes Honey by Deborah Chancellor, Big Babies by Patrick O’Brien, The Door That Had Never Been Opened Before by Mrs. and Mr. MacLeod, Eyes That Weave the World’s Wonders by Joanna Ho with Liz Kleinrock, Professor Goose Debunks the Three Little Pigs by Paulette Bourgeois, A Stinky History of Toilets by Olivia Meikle & Katie Nelson, Log Life by Amy Hevron, How Starling Got His Speckles by Kelly Parrack, The Book That Can Read Your Mind by Marianna Coppo, What Kept Playing by Emily Inouye Huey, and All That Grows by Jack Wong.

Older children will enjoy The Bluest Sky by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Alterations: A Graphic Novel by Ray XU, Bravelands: Breakers of the Code by Erin Hunter, Hummingbird Season by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, Where Is Jerusalem? by Ellen Morgan, Maybe It’s a Sign by E.L. Shen, and Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey.

New large-print books for adults include: The Guest by B.A. Paris, The New Couple in 5 B by Lisa Unger, Every Single Secret by Christina Dodd, Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels, The Summer Book Club by Susan Mallery, Agape After All by Katherine Robles, Chasing the Horizon by Mary Connealy, Up From Dust by Heather Kaufman, Hopefully Ever After by Beth Wiseman, A Love Discovered by Tracie Peterson, Circle of Vengeance by Ramona Richards, and Kingdom of Love by Tracie Peterson.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Happily Never After by Lynn Painter, The Great Divide by Cristina Henriquez, Against the Winds by Amanda Cabot, One Puzzling Afternoon by Emil Critchley, Sisters by the Sea by Wanda Brunstetter Just for the Summer by Melody Carlson, A Love Discovered by Tracie Peterson, Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice by Elle Cosimano, and Her Secret Hope by Shelley Shepard Gray.

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 – March 20, 2024 2024-03-22T10:05:05+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – March 13, 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

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.

Check out items from our newest addition, our Library of Things. There are special baking pans, a sewing machine, an electric drill, a ukelele, and more. It’s located by the circulation desk in the library.

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: Cheeky Chick! by Julia Jarman, Snail in Space by Rachel Bright and Nadia Shireen, One Giant Leap by Thao Lam, You Are Fearless by Laura Catrinella, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey, Kelp Finds a Way to Help adapted by Natalie Shaw, Weird and Wonderful Animals by Ben Rothery, Find MOMO Everywhere by Andrew Knapp, A Happy Place by Britta Teckentrup, Under the Umbrella by Catherine Buquet, The Girl Who Loves Bugs by Lily Murray, Bravelands: The Shattered Horn by Erin Hunter, Sunny Makes Her Case by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Worst Week Every! by Eva Amores & Matt Cosgrove, and The Famously Funny Parrott by Eric Daniel Weiner.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Union Station by David Downing, Defending Honor by Lynette Eason, Lonely for You Only by Monica Murphy, Never Blow a Kiss by Lindsay Lovise, The Atlas Maneuver by Steve Berry, The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose, A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams, Stepping Stone by Dakota Willink, When the Jessamine Grows by Donna Everhart, The Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes, The Wife Upstairs by Freida McFadden, Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl, The Rhythm of Fractured Grace by Amanda Wen, Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen, The Amish Wife by Gregg Olsen, Cold Pursuit by Nancy Mehl, Murtagh by Christopher Paolini, Deadly Pretender: The Double Life of David Miller by Karen Kingsbury, Sea Glass Summer by Rachel Hanna, To Marry an English Lord by Robin Lee Hatcher, Still See You Everywhere by Lisa Gardner.

New adult nonfiction books on the shelf include The Farm Table by Julis Roberts and The Cancer Factory: Industrial Chemicals, Corporate Deception, and The Hidden Death of American Workers by Jim Morris.

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 – March 13, 2024 2024-03-15T11:23:25+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – March 6, 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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, 3-D Printer, Button Maker, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

Check out items from our newest addition, our Library of Things. There are special baking pans, a sewing machine, an electric drill, a ukelele, and more. It’s located by the circulation desk in the library.

New books for children include: My Thoughts Have Wings by Maggie Smith, The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross by Carl Laferton, The Friend Who Forgives by Dan DeWitt, Pokémon: World Championship #2: Ash’s Taste of Victory adapted by Jeanette Lane, The Goodnight Train: Easter by June Sobel, Searching for Home by Chantal Bourgonje, You Broke It! by Liana Finck, I am Not the Easter Bunny! by T.L. McBeth,  Ten Little Rabbits by Maurice Sendak, Lucky Duck by Greg Pizzoli, Cranky by Phuc Tran and Pete Oswald, The Teeny-Weeny Unicorn by Shawn Harris, and You’re Going to Love This Book by Jory John.

Older children will enjoy Amil and the After by Vera Hiranandani, The Forgotten Five: Dangerous Allies by Lisa McMann, What is a Solar Eclipse? by Dana Meachen Rau, The World Famous Nine by Ben Guterson, and Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett.

New Manga books for teens include: Chainsaw Man #13 by Tatsuki Fujimoto, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes #11 by Akira Himekawa, Mashle: Magic and Muscles #4 by Hajimi Komoto, My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi, and Black  Clover #33 by Yŭki Tabata.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  What is Mine by Lyn Lioa Butler, Christmas in the Crosshairs by Lynette Eason, My Friends by Hisham Matar, After Annie by Anna Quindlen, Green Dot by Madeleine Gray, Simply the Best by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, The Catch by Amy Lea, The Fortune Seller by Rachel Kapelke-Dale, The Chaos Agent by Mark Greaney, The Wishing Stone by Dakota Willink, The Wharton Plot by Mariah Fredericks, Three-Inch Teeth by C.J. Box, The Guest by B.A. Paris, Everyone Who Can Forgive Me is Dead by Jenny Hollander, Letters of Wisdom by Wanda E. Brunstetter, The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger, The Hunter by Tana French, Never Too Late by Danielle Steel, Three Kinds of Lucky by Kim Harrison, Murder Road by Simone St. James Missing Persons by James Patterson, and Death of a Spy by M.C. Beaton.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include Set for Life: An All-Out Approach to Early Financial Freedom by Scott Trench and Deception: The Great Covid Cover-Up by Rand Paul.

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 – March 6, 2024 2024-03-07T15:38:40+00:00

Library News for February 28, 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.

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, 3-D Printer, Button Maker, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

Check out items from our newest addition, our Library of Things. There are special baking pans, a sewing machine, an electric drill, a ukelele, and more. It’s located by the circulation desk in the library.

New books for children include: Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt, What Do We Know About the Kraken? by Ben Hubbard, Awesome Tales: (Lego City) by Random House, Bluey: Hooray, It’s Easter! by Penguin Young Readers, Archie Giant Comics Flash by Archie Superstars, The Inflatables in Snack to the Future by BethGarrod & Jess Hitchman, The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey, Spider-Ham: A Pig in Time by Steve Foxe, The Bluest Sky by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Alterations: A Graphic Novel by Ray XU, Bravelands: Breakers of the Code by Erin Hunter, Hummingbird Season by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, Where Is Jerusalem? by Ellen Morgan, Maybe It’s a Sign by E.L. Shen, Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey, Finding Bear by Hannah Gold, Hilo: Rise of the Cat by Judd Winick, and Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Clover Henry’s Day Off by Beth Morrey, A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson, You Only Call When You’re in Trouble by Stephen McCauley,  Poor Deer by Claire Oshetsky, Bride by Ali Hazelwood, The Hidden Life of Cecily Larson by Ellen Baker, Wild and Distant Seas by Tara Kar Roberts, Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey, Final Vows: Murder, Madness, and Twisted Justice in California: A True Crime Story by Karen Kingsbury, Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame by Olivia ford, Maame by Jessica George, Your Driver is Waiting by Priya Guns, In Ascension by Martin MacInnes, and What is Mine by Lin Liao Butler.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include:  Large and Dangerous Rocket Ships by Mark Canepa, The Long-Term Wilderness Survival Bible by Noah Foster, The Self-Sufficient Backyard by Ron and Johanna Melchiore, The Holy Grail of Investing by Tony Robbins, The End of Race Politics by Coleman Hughes, Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You by A’ Ja Wilson, Five Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver, and The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It by Mark Bowden & Matthew Teague.

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 28, 2024 2024-02-29T13:39:29+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – February 21, 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 p.m., and we’ll start the program at 5:30 p.m. 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 ‘

New books for children include: Plus One by John Hare, Coretta by Coretta Scott King, My Little Lamb by Hannah Eliot, Dragon Girls by Maddy Mara, Karen’s New Year (Baby-sitters Little Sister #14) by Ann M. Martin, Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Emma the Easter Fairy by Daisy Meadows and Georgie Ripper, Eva for President: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #19) by Rebecca Elliott, Teeny Tiny Bunny by Rachel Matson, The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, Vampires Ruin Everything (Scared Silly #3) by Elizabeth Eulberg, My Busy Shiny Touchy Smelly ABC by Scholastic Early Learners,  Where’s the Bunny? by Ingela P. Arrhenius, The Misfits #1: A Royal Conundrum by Lissa Yee and Dan Santat, Daughters of the Lamp by Nedda Lewers, Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker: Mermaids vs. Unicorns by J.C. Phillipps, Drawing Deena by Hena Khan.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include The Queen of Sugar Hill by Reshonda Tate, Midnight by Amy McCulloch, Argyle by Elly Conway, The Women by Kristin Hannah. The Heart’s Shelter by Amy Clipston, A Season of Harvest by Lauraine Snelling, The Ghost Orchid by Jonathan Kellerman, Echo Her Lovely Bones by Sherry Robinson,  All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata, Northwoods by Amy Pease, The Bullet Swallower by Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Into the Fire by Irene Hannon, Wolves of Winter by Dan Jones, Chasing the Horizon by Mary Connealy, The Clinic by Cate Quinn, This Day Changes Everything by Edward Underhill, Cahokia Jazz by Francis Spufford, The Teacher by Freida McFadden, Acts of Forgiveness by Maura Cheeks, Fortune by Helen Hardt, Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru, Canadian Boyfriend by Jenny Holiday and Infinity Alchemist by Kacen Callender.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include The Farm Table by Julis Roberts, The Farm Table by Julis Roberts, and The Cancer Factory: Industrial Chemicals, Corporate Deception, and The Hidden Death of American Workers by Jim Morris.

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 – February 21, 2024 2024-02-23T13:29:10+00:00

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.

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