Allen County Public Library News – April 26, 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 Wednesdays 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. In addition, we’ve added a new program on Mondays at 3:30 pm for students ages 10-12, 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: One World by Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond, Whatever Comes Tomorrow by Rebecca Gardyn Levington, The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker, Cat’s Very Good Day by Kristen Tracy, Don’t Touch That Flower by Alice Hemming, Mommy Time by Monique James-Duncan, My Friend, Loonie by Nina LaCour, Bark Ship Bonnie by Stephanie Staib, Love Makes a Garden Grow by Taeeun Yoo, and Finger Knitting for Kids by Eriko Teranishi.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Dark Angel by John Sandford, The Fourth Enemy by Anne Perry, My Heart Will Find You by Jude Deveraux, Red Queen by Juan Gómez-Jurado, Kűnstlers In Paradise by Cathleen Schine, Under My Skin by Lisa Unger, Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt, Once We Were Home by Jennifer Rosner, The Perfumist of Paris by Alka Joshi, A Brighter Dawn by Leslie Gould, A Flaw in the Design by Nathan Oates, Good Dog, Bad Cop by David Rosenfelt, All That is Hidden by Rhys Bowen & Clare Broyles, Vera Wong’s Unsolicted Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto, The Sister Effect by Susan Mallery, The God of Endings by Jacqueline Holland, Bad, Bad Seymour Brown by Susan Isaacs, and What Have We Done by Alex Finlay.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies by Madelaine Francis Heleine, The Sniper: The Untold Story of the Marine Corps’ Greatest Marksman of All Time by Jim Lindsay, Lockdown: The Socialist Plan to Take Away Your Freedom by Cheryl K. Chumley, Radical Nation: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America by Sean Spicer, Final Battle: The Next Election Could be the Last by David Horowitz, The Longest Race by Kara Goucher with Mary Pilon, Crushed: Big Tech’s War on Free Speech by Ken Buck, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women, edited by Kamie Ahrens, Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home by Benjamin Hall, The Beginner’s Guide to Blacksmithing by Lorelei Sims, The Unofficial Dollywood Cookbook by Erin K. Browne, It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders, and The Best Strangers in the World by Ari Shapiro.

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, 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.