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 @

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 @ 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.