Allen County Library News – May 17, 2023

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.

Check out our events tab at to see all the great programs planned. If you click on the program, you can pre-register to reserve your spot by adding your name and email.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesday 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 Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ 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. On Monday at 3:30 pm,  students ages 10-12 are invited to The Inbetweens. 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.

New books for children include: Paw Patrol: The Movie adapted by Mary Man-Kong, Bravo, Avocado! by Chana Stiefel and Anna Sűessbauer, I’m Sticking with You – and the Chicken Too! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Gustav is Missing! by Andrea Zuill, The Storytellers Rule by Christy Mandin, Being a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity by Maria Gianferrari, Every Body: A Celebration of Diverse Abilities by Shelley Rotner, Train: The Definitive Visual History by D.K. Publishing, Mrs. Wordsmith Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary 3rd-5th Grades by Mrs. Wordsmith, Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy by Katherine Applegate, Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel, and Home Away from Home by Cynthia Lord.

New books for young adults include: An Appetite for Miracles by Laekan Zea Kemp, Rivals by Katharine McGee, The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim, The Liar’s Crown by Agibail Owen, The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa, Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong, Never Coming Home by Kate Williams, Lucha of the Night Forest by Tehlora Kay Mejia, Throwback by Maurene Goo, Take Me With You When You Go by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven and Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Weaving of Life by Linda Byler, Small Miracles by Dennis Lehane, The Rescue by T. Jefferson Parker, Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson, The Loner by Diana Palmer, Change by Helen Hardt, The Watchmaker’s Daughter by Larry Loftis, The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, The Heart’s Choice by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, and Homecoming by Kate Morton.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: The First-Time Homesteader by Jessica Sowards, Letters to Trump by President Donald J. Trump, The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables by Jessica Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm, Integrated Primitive Reflexes Through Play and Exercise by Kokeb Girma McDonald, and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.

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.