Allen County Public Library News – April 3, 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

Everyone is invited to a special solar eclipse program on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at the Dugas Community Park Pavillion. Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.” Hooked on Science, is a nationally recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, and author.

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.

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: Luigi: The Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten by Michelle Knudsen, Planting Hope by Philip Hoelzel and Renato Alarcǡo, What’s New, Daniel? by Micha Archer, Guts for Glory: The Story of Civil War Soldier by Rosetta Wakeman, What’s Inside a Bird’s Nest by Rachel Ignotofsky, The Storyteller by Lindsay Bonilla, Middle School and Other Disasters: Biggest Secret Ever! by Wanda Coven, Ferris by Kate Dicamillo, Blue Stars: the Vice Principal Problem by Kekla Maggoon and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Maple’s Theory of Fun by Kate McMillan & Ruthie Prillaman, and Evil Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashisai, This Disaster Loves You by Richard Roper, Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes, The Ark and the Dove by Jill Eileen Smith, All the Rage by Cara Hunter, A Haunting in the Arctic by C.J. Cooke, Fatal First Edition by Jenn McKinlay, At First Spite by Olivia Dade, The Vacation by John Marrs, Greata & Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly, The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo, No Reservations by Sheryl Lister, Sister Stardust by Jane Green, What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher, and The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Mostly What God Does by Savannah Guthrie, Looking Up: The True Adventures of a Storm-Chasing Weather Nerd by Matthew Cappucci, Joyfull: Cook Effortlessly, East Freely, Live Radiantly by Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, Grief is For People by Sloane Crosley, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport, and Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table: It’s Time to Win the Battle of  Your Mind by Louie Giglio.

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.