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 @ 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.