Allen County Public Library News – February 22, 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.

Thank you to the Scottsville D.A.R. for donating African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals by David Hackett Fischer to the Allen County Public Library to celebrate Black History Month. This book is by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, so I know it will be well-written, well-researched, and informative.

Also, we want to thank the employees at the Dollar General Warehouse who raised funds to donate to the Allen County Library to celebrate Black History Month. Also, we extend our thanks to Dollar General Corporation for matching their employees’ gifts. As the donation was made in honor of Black History month, we will use the funds to purchase books that will educate and expand knowledge about the accomplishments and contributions of Black people in American history.

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.

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: Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll! by Tonya Bolden, The Spring Rabbit by Angela McAllister, William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki, Nell Plans a Tree by Anne Wynter & Daniel Miyares, Sprout Branches Out by Jessika Von Innerebner, Otter Loves Easter! by Sam Garton, Donkie Hodie: The Missing Notebook! Adapted by Tina Gallo, Arthur in New York by Marc Brown, How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton, Five Little Easter Bunnies by Martha Mumford,  and Pinkalicious and the Holiday Sweater by Victoria Kann.

New books for older children include: A Snow Day for Plum! by Matt Phelan, Super Pancake by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abhi Alwar, Itty Bitty Princess Kitty: The Un-Fairy by Melody Mews, The National Parks Encyclopedia by Allison Lassieur, Votes of Confidence: A Younge Person’s Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer, The One Thing You’d Save by Linda Sue Park, Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life by Jerry Pinkney, and Anne’s School Days adapted by Kallie George.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman, Irish Coffee Murder by Leslie Meier, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood, Queen of Thieves by Beezy Marsh, Bookclubbed to Death by V.M. Burns, Death of a Traitor by M.C. Beaton, What We Remember by Sarah Echavarre, Local by Jessica Machado, The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey, A Castle in Brooklyn by Shrley Russak Wachtel,   The Sandcastle Hurricane by Carolyn Brown, The Widow by Kaira Rouda, Shadow Sister by Lindsay Marcott, The Stroke of Winter by Windy Webb, The New Life by Tom Crewe, All The Dark Places by Terri Parlato, The Twyford Code by Janet Hallett, Hard to Break by Michael Ledwidge, and 3 Days to Live by James Patterson.

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.