Allen County Public Library News – February 15, 2023

The library will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20, 2023. The library will reopen on Tuesday, February 21, at 9:00 am. Unless it’s a holiday, 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 Wednesdays 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.

Lego My Library meets on the third Saturday of each month. On Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 am, any child under the age of eighteen is invited to come to show off master-building skills. This month’s Lego Challenge is a Vertical Brick Challenge. What will you build? A rock climbing wall, lego art, or stairs to nowhere?

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 on the shelf for children include: Dogs by Martha E. H. Rustad, Hitting the Shot by eric Braun, Best Test by Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty, Goats by Kathryn Clay, Horses by Sheri Doyle, Cows by Sheri Doyle, Favorite Cat Breeds by Angi Peterson Kaelberer, Sheep by Michelle Hasselisu, Alpacas by Michelle Hasselius, and Animals on the Farm by Lisa J. Amstutz.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Killer Cupid by Laurien Berenson, The Hunter by Jennifer Herrera, A Love by Design by Elizabeth Everett, Age of Vice by Deeptí Kapoor, The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page, The Social Climber by Amanda Pellegrino, Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray, Twelve Months and a Day by Louisa Young, The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis, Blaze Me Sun by Christoffer Carlsson, Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica, Small World by Laura Zigman, Dark of Night by Colleen Coble, Murder She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran, Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, Owner of a Lonely Heart by Eva Carter, The Drift by C.J. Tudor. The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre by Natasha Lester, The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa, and The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly.

New large-print books include: The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis, Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff, The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict, Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica, The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick, An Affair of Spies by Ronald H. Balson, Maame by Jessica George, Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo, Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning, River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer, and Exiles by Jane Harper.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of 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.