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 @ 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 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.