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Allen County Public Library News – June 12, 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.

Adventure begins at your library, and summer reading registration is open for children, teens, and adults. Everyone who signs up will have the chance to win prizes. Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging them to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

On Monday, June 17th, at 1:00 p.m., teens are invited to Ghost Adventures. The manager of Otagon Hall will present a program telling teens about the history of Octagon Hall and why he speculates some of the people who died on its grounds may still roam the Hall today.

On Tuesday, June 18th, at 1:00, kids are invited to Cave Adventures for a virtual tour of Mammoth Cave National Park. During the tour, park rangers will describe Mammoth Cave’s natural and human history.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: The Suitcase by Daniela Sosa, If You Could Spot a Shell by Aimée Sicuro, Finding Things by Kevin Henkes, The Pelican Can! by Toni Yuly, Hornbeam Gets It Done by Cynthia Ayland and Arthur Howard, Joan of Art by Lesa Engelthaler, Summer: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, Let’s Go! by Julie Flett, Butt or Face? Revenge of the Butts by Kari Lavelle, Bird Rehearsal by Jonah Winter, You Are Loved by Sujean Rim, Shine by Bruno Valasse, Build-A-Bug by Sara Ball, Olive Blackwood Takes Action by Sonja Thomas, Camp Sylvania: Moon Madness by Julie Murphy and Crystal Maldonado, The Monarchs of Winghaven by Naila Moreira, Sam (Ira)’s Worst (Best) Summer by Nina Hamza, The Last Rhee Witch by Jenna Lee-Yun, Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum by Frank L. Cole and Beyond the Stars by Zohra Nabi, Pete the Cat for Class President by Kimberly & James Dean, Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing by Amy Hest.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Long Time Gone by Charlie Donlea, Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan, One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware, Lights, Camera, Bones by Carolyn Haines, Mind Games by Nora Roberts, You Like It Darker by Stephen King, Remedial Magic by Melissa Marr, The Book of Thorns by Hester Fox, The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray, Can’t Spell Treason without Tea by Rebecca Thorne, and Butcher by Joyce Carol Oates,

New books on the adult nonfiction shelf are Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice by Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Heritage Cooking in any Kitchen by Jill Winger, Koreaworld: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard, The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America by Tracie McMillan, and The Dead Don’t Need Reminding by Julian Randall.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library News – June 12, 2024 2024-06-13T16:18:01+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – June 5, 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.

Our summer reading kickoff starts on First Friday, June 7, on the library’s front porch. Join us from 6-8 pm and register for Summer Reading. Adventure begins at your library, and we plan adventures for children, teens, and adults. On First Friday, kids can visit our photo booth, run the chalk obstacle course, join in a scavenger hunt, and more! Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

On Tuesday, June 11, at 1:00 pm, kids are invited to Science Adventures with Jason Lindsey @ Hooked On Science. Kids will enjoy learning about science as he shows off some amazing activities and experiments.

Thanks to our Friends of the Library, we’re giving prizes to kids who register for summer reading and turn in their reading log by Friday, July 23, 2024. Kids can win a $5.00 Dairy Queen gift card and a $5.00 Sonic gift card.  If you can’t make it to First Friday, you can register online at www.allencountylibrary.com or stop by the library during our regular business hours.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: Summer is Here by Renée Watson, Brian The Lion Who Learned by Frances Stickley and Chris Chatterton, Gray by Laura Dockrill, Beach Bummer by Ryan T. Higgins, Daniel’s First Airplane Ride by Haley Hoffman, Angelina’s Cinderella by Katharine Holabird, I Hear a Búho by Raquel MacKay, Bunny’s Most Fabulous Vacation Ever! by Brian Fitzgerald, Terrible Horses by Ramond Antrobus and Ken Wilson-Max, Go and Get with Rex by David LaRochelle, Tree. Table. Book. by Lois Lowry, Gina and the Last City on Earth by Judd Winick, D & D Dungeon Academy: Last Best Hope by Madeleine Roux, Anzu and the Realm of Darkness by Mai K. Nguyen, Whatever After: Abby in Oz by Sarah Mlynowski, Always Anthony by Terri Libenson, The One and Only Family by Katherine Applegate, and Minecraft: Ghast in the Machine! by Mojang,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Fortune Seller by Rachel Kapelke-Dale, We Must Not Think of Ourselves by Lauren Grodstein, This Other Eden by Paul Harding, Death Behind Every Door by Heather Graham, Ready or Not by Cara Bastone, Think Twice by Harlan Coben, Feline Fatale by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, Toxic Prey by John Sandford, Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade by Janet Skeslien Charles, The Stolen Child by Ann Hood, Exordia by Seth Dickinson, An Unfinished Murder by Jude Deveraux, Act of Defiance by Tom Clancy, Beans, Bourbon, and Blood by William W. Johnstone, Ghost Station by S.A. Barnes, With Each Tomorrow by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, and Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – June 5, 2024 2024-06-07T15:20:43+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 22, 2024

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, May 27, 2024, for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

On Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m., we’re offering a class on using the embroidery machine to embroider a handkerchief. Registration is required, as space is limited.

New books for children include: Popo & Meimei Can Help by Cathy Wu, Bye Land, Bye Sea by René Spencer and Rodolfo Montalvo, We’re Having a Party (For Everyone!) by Katie Vernon, Signs of Hope: The Revolutionary Art of Sister Cority Kent by Mara Rockliff,  The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story by Rosanne Parry and Jennifer Thermes, Megatron is Put to the Test by Gloria Cruz, Dodo Dodgeball by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Election Day by Margaret McNamara, Nat the Cat Has a Snack by Jarrett Lerner, Little Purple Tractor by Erin Guendelsberger, Built to Last by Minh Lê and Dan Santat,  and With Dad by Richard Jackson.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry, The Good, The Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto, Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom, Finding Margaret Fuller by Allison Pataki, The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian, Mona of the Manor by Armistead Maupin, Lost Man’s Lane by Scott Carson, A Great Country by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson. Next of Kin by Hannah Bonam-Young, In the Shadow of the Greenbrier by Emily Matchar, In the Lives of the Puppets by J.J. Klune, The American Daughters by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Dead End by Nancy Mehl, and Play Dirty by Lora Leigh.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf:  One Way Back: A Memoir by Christine Blasey Ford, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidat, The Cut Flower Handbook by Lisa Mason Ziegler of the Gardener’s Workshop with Contributions by Jessica Graven, and The Rock Hounding Encyclopedia by Jackson Davis.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – May 22, 2024 2024-05-22T12:38:13+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 15, 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.

Hey there, all you mini-architects! Brace yourselves for the ultimate Lego showdown at “Lego My Library” on Saturday, May 18. The brick-building bonanza begins at 11:00 am.  Ms.  Abby has an epic building mission for all our Lego fans.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children this week include: Don’t Wash Winston by Ashley Belote, Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmwuy, A Place for Feelings by Corey Ann Haydu and Geeta Ladi, The Truth About the Couch by Adam Rubin, Two Together by Brendan Wenzel, Prehistoric Worlds: Stomp into the Epic Lands Ruled by Dinosaurs by Ashley Hall and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, Eyes, Nose, Belly, Toes by Krupa Bhojani Playforth, MD, Touch and Trace Nursery Rhymes: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Editors of Silver Dolphin Books, Joyful Song: A Naming Story by Lesléa Newman, and Too Many Golems by Jan Yolen and Maya Shleifer.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White, Flirty Little Secret by Jessica Lepe, The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft, The Morningside by Tea Obreht, Galway Confidential by Ken Bruen, The Haunting of Velkwood by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones, Jaded by Ela Lee, A Governess Guide to Passion and Peril by Manda Collins,  This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan, Hypnotized by Love by Sariah Wilson, Between Never and Forever by Shain Rose, Harmony by Helen Hardt, Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Love Remedy by Elizabeth Everett, Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux, and Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair by Laura Piper Lee,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Garden Roses: Grace Rose Farm by Gracielinda Poulson, The Fragrant Flower Garden by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis, Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field by Deon Sanders with Don Yaeger, The Heirloomist:  100 Treasures and the Stories They Tell by Shana Novak, and The Autoimmune Cure: Healing the Trauma and Other Triggers That Have Turned Your Body Against You by Sara Szal Gottfried, MD.

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 – May 15, 2024 2024-05-17T15:05:18+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 8, 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 Saturday, May 11, at 10:00 am, the Scottsville Art Guild is offering an occasion card-making workshop for children ages 6-12 at the library. Register under the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. We appreciate the partnership with the Scottsville Art Guild.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: Noura’s Crescent Moon by Zainab Khan, The Heart Never Forgets by Hayden Goodman, Can You Hear the Plants Speak? by Nicholas Hummingbird with Julya Wasson, My Lost Freedom by George Takei, Sundae with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele, The Spice Box by Meera Sriram, My Book of Horses and Ponies by DK Publishing, and Daddy Tell Me a Story by Kathleen Long Bostrom.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Wolf at the Table by Adam Rapp, In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander, Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood, Redwood Court by DeLana R.A. Dameron, The Lantern’s Dance by Laurie R. King, Can’t We Be Friends by Denny S. Bryce & Eliza Knight, Sylvia’s Second Act by Hillary Yablon, The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan, 2054 by Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis, Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange, Murder in the Tea Leaves by Laura Childs, Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette, A Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Somehow: Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott, Raising Mentally Strong Kids by Daniel G. Amen, MD and Charles Fay, PhD, The Meateater: Outdoor Cookbook: Wild Game Recipes for the Grill, Smoker, Campstove, and Campfire by Steven Rinella with Krista Ruane, and Everyday Watercolor Seashores by Jenna Rainey.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – May 8, 2024 2024-05-11T11:26:02+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 1, 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.

Join us on the front porch on First Friday, May 3 at six o’clock.  We’ll have stick horse races, hat decorating, and we’ll also be distributing Kindergarten readiness items while supplies last.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment, a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more, is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting, If You Want to Ride a Horse by Amy Novesky, Speck: An Itty-Bitty Epic by Margaux Meganck, The Great Lakes: Our Fresh Water Treasure by Barb Rosenstock, Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet, The Quiet Forest by Charlotte Offsay, The Boy Who Said Wow! by Todd Boss, Just Like Mille by Lauren Castillo, Otis and Peanut: Forever and Ever by Naseem Hrab, Moving Up! by Rosemary Wells, Champ by Payam Ebrahimi, Tiny Troubles: Nellie’s Purpose by Sophie Diao, A Place for Rain by Michelle Schaub, Animals In Underwear by Todd Parr, and Paw Patrol: Mother’s Day in Adventure Bay by Matt Huntley.

Older children will enjoy: Waarriors: The Rise of Scourge (Graphic Novel) by Erin Hunter, Out of the Park! True Stories of the Greatest Players Who Changed the Game by James Buckley Jr., Walls: The Long History of Human Barriers and Why We Build Them by Gregor Craigie, The World Almanac Guide to Getting Out Alive: 1,001 Tips for Surviving Extreme Weather, Killer Bees, Dentist Visits, Annoying Siblings, and Other Major Threats by World Almanac Books, Louder Than Hunger by John Schu, Poetry Comics by Grant Snider, and In and Out the Window by Jane Yolen.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Sandcastle Inn by Irene Hannon, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Blue Ridge Breakdown by Rachel Hanna, The Angry Land by William W. Johnstone, Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth, Lost Birds by Anne Hillerman, The Summer We Started Over by Nancy Thayer, Extinction by Douglas Preston, Circle In the Water by Marcia Muller, The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl, Funny Story by Emily Henry, The Songbird of Hope Hill by Kim Vogel Sawyer, A Season of Harvest by Lauraine Snelling, Just for the Summer by Melody Carlson, Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette, A Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library News – May 1, 2024 2024-05-01T13:22:56+00:00

Allen County Public Library New – April 24, 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 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.

Voting is still open for our Wild About Art, youth art contest for kids and teens ages 8-15. Stop by the library to vote for your favorite entry before Saturday, April 27 at 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Join us every Friday at 2:00 pm for Tinker Time in our Maker Space. Crafters can register online for project assistance or stop by to explore the space. In our Maker Space, you’ll find a variety of equipment, including a poster printer, embroidery machine, Cricut vinyl cutter, and more. Don’t miss out! Sign up today.

New books for children include: Mahogany: A Little Red Riding Hood Tale by JaNay Brown-Wood, Hen in the Bed by Katrina Charman, Cinnamon Bun, I Love You 1 by Amy Schwartz, Rumie Goes Rafting by Meghan Marentette, Henry and the New Something by Jenn Bailey, Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees by Michelle Schaub, No Cats in the Library by Lauren Emmons, Lucky Dogs by Joowon Oh, Solar Bear by Beth Ferry, Ahoy! by Sophie Blackall, I am More Than by Lebron James, Imperfectly Perfect by Perry Emerson, The Thingamajig by Rilla Alexander, Bubbly Beautiful Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham, and Gather Round by David Covell.

Older children will enjoy: The Secret Language of Birds by Lynne Kelly, Deep Water by Jame Sumner, Pokémon: Pocket Expert by DK Publishing, Olivetti by Allie Millington, The Night War by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and My Book of The Elements: A Fact-Filled guide to the Periodic Table by DK Publishing, Diary of the Minecraft Wolf: Underwater by Scholastic, Inc. Goosebumps: House of Shivers: Goblin Monday by R.L. Stine, Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody, All is Nat Lost by Maria Scrivan, and Agents of S.U.I.T. From Badger to Worse by John Patrick Green.,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Murder Inn by James Patterson, It Had to Be You by Mary Higgins Clark, Sharpe’s Command by Bernard Cornwell, A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci, Pay Dirt by Sara Paretsky, Feline Fatale by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown, Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter, One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey, Set in Stone by Kimberly Woodhouse, The Legacy of the Rocking K Ranch by Mary Connealy, D.J. Gudger, Becca Whitham and Kimberley Woodhouse, Pinquickle’s Folly by R.A. Salvatore, Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score,  Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Death by Food Truck by Joi Copeland, Cynthia Hickey, LiBaten Johnson and Teresas Ives Lilly.

Getting a free library card is easy. Simply call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. If there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection, let us know. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library New – April 24, 2024 2024-04-26T11:42:16+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – April 17, 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. 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.

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.

We have something for everyone, and we hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

New books for children include: She’ll Be the Sky: Poems by Women and Girls, selected by Ella Risbridger and illustrated by Anna Shepeta, This Book is Full of Holes by Nora Nickum, Tricky Chopsticks by Sylvia Chen, Sourgrass by Hope Lim, Junia: The Book Mule of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, The Last Zookeeper by Aaron Becker, The Noisy Puddle by Linda Booth Sweeney, Bird is Dead by Tiny Fischer and Herma Starreveld, Keep Up, Duck!! by Ivan and Rachel Bates, Addie Ant Goes On an Adventure by Maren Morris & Karina Argow, Love, The Earth by Frances Stickley and Tim Hopgood, and Building Our Rainbow Bridge by Kirstian James.

Older children will enjoy Whatever After: Fairest of All (The Graphic Novel) by Sarah Mylnowski, Magic Treehouse: Afternoon on the Amazon (The Graphic Novel) Adapted by JennyLaird and Illustrated by Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Walkin’ the Dog by Chirs Lynch, School of Unusual Magic by Liz Montague, and The Wild River and the Great Dam by Simon Boughton.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Village in the Dark by Iris Yamashita, Sisters of Fortune by Anna Lee Huber, A Wild and Heavenly Place by Robin Oliveira, Murder at an Irish Chipper by Carlene O’Connor, The Turtle House by Amanda Churchill, Brooklyn by Tracy Brown, The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by C.L. Miller The Other valley by Scott Alexander Howard, The Painter’s Daughters by Emily Howes, How We Named the Stars by Andrés N. Ordorica, All My Secrets by Lynn Austin, The Framed Women of Ardemore House by Brandy Schillace, Body of Evidence by Irene Hannon, End of Story by A.J. Finn, Leaving by Roxana Robinson, and Nowhere Like Home by Sara Shepard.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo ID and recently postmarked mail. Then, you can check out or download library materials.

We value your input, so please let us know if you would like a particular book, movie, or music artist added to the collection. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.

Allen County Public Library News – April 17, 2024 2024-04-18T18:16:03+00:00

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