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.