The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Parents/guardians may choose from three Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am and on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Home-School teens are invited to enrichment programs. 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. Delonda at 270-237-3861 if you need this service.
Prime Time Family Reading is a six-week reading, discussion, and storytelling program that starts on Thursday, February 2, 2023. We’ll serve a light meal at 5:00 pm, and at 5:30 pm, a university scholar (discussion leader) and a storyteller will conduct weekly storytelling and discussion sessions based on award-winning children’s picture books. Participants are elementary-age children and their families. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers. Families can register for this free program at www.allencountylibrary.com under the events tab or call 270-237-3861. Space is limited to fifteen families. The Kentucky Humanities Council and the Allen County Public Library provided funds for this program.
New books for children include: Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton, Magic Tree House: #36 Sunlight on the Snow Leopard by Mary Pope Osborne, Pretzel and the Puppies: Construction Pups by Margret and H.A. Rey, Meet Ms. Marvel by Pamela Afram, The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne’s Bad Luck Mystery by Cynthia Yuan Cheng, Bad Kitty: Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel, Atlas of Dogs by Frances Evans, Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes by Tracey Baptiste and Shauna J. Grant, Guide to Minecraft Dungeons: A Handbook for Heroes by Mojang, and Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel: Book Six: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland and art by Mike Holmes and The Islanders by Mar Alice Monroe and Angela May,
New books for young adults include: The Cat I Never Names: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival by Arma Sabic-El_Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan, Five Survive by Holly Jackson, We are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride, Unraveller by Frances Harding, The Stolen Heir by Holly Black, The Project by Courtney Summers, Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert, Gallant by V.E. Schwab, and Cursed by Marissa Meyer.
New large-print books for adults include: Targeted by Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Natalie Walters, Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray, The Brilliance of Stars by J’nell Ciesielski, Code 6 by James Grippando, Without a Trace by Danielle Steel, and The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Come From Away by Genevieve Graham, The Seamstress of Sardinia by Bianca Pitzorno, I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys, The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights by Kitty Zeldis, The House of Wolves: Murder Runs in the Family by James Patterson and Mike Lupica, Nettle and Bone by T Kingfisher, The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz, The Bullet Garden by Stephen Hunter, and Blush by Helen Hardt.
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, if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection, please let us know. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.