Allen County Public Library News – June 12, 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.

Adventure begins at your library, and summer reading registration is open for children, teens, and adults. Everyone who signs up will have the chance to win prizes. Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging them to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

On Monday, June 17th, at 1:00 p.m., teens are invited to Ghost Adventures. The manager of Otagon Hall will present a program telling teens about the history of Octagon Hall and why he speculates some of the people who died on its grounds may still roam the Hall today.

On Tuesday, June 18th, at 1:00, kids are invited to Cave Adventures for a virtual tour of Mammoth Cave National Park. During the tour, park rangers will describe Mammoth Cave’s natural and human history.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: The Suitcase by Daniela Sosa, If You Could Spot a Shell by Aimée Sicuro, Finding Things by Kevin Henkes, The Pelican Can! by Toni Yuly, Hornbeam Gets It Done by Cynthia Ayland and Arthur Howard, Joan of Art by Lesa Engelthaler, Summer: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, Let’s Go! by Julie Flett, Butt or Face? Revenge of the Butts by Kari Lavelle, Bird Rehearsal by Jonah Winter, You Are Loved by Sujean Rim, Shine by Bruno Valasse, Build-A-Bug by Sara Ball, Olive Blackwood Takes Action by Sonja Thomas, Camp Sylvania: Moon Madness by Julie Murphy and Crystal Maldonado, The Monarchs of Winghaven by Naila Moreira, Sam (Ira)’s Worst (Best) Summer by Nina Hamza, The Last Rhee Witch by Jenna Lee-Yun, Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum by Frank L. Cole and Beyond the Stars by Zohra Nabi, Pete the Cat for Class President by Kimberly & James Dean, Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing by Amy Hest.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Long Time Gone by Charlie Donlea, Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan, One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware, Lights, Camera, Bones by Carolyn Haines, Mind Games by Nora Roberts, You Like It Darker by Stephen King, Remedial Magic by Melissa Marr, The Book of Thorns by Hester Fox, The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray, Can’t Spell Treason without Tea by Rebecca Thorne, and Butcher by Joyce Carol Oates,

New books on the adult nonfiction shelf are Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice by Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Heritage Cooking in any Kitchen by Jill Winger, Koreaworld: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard, The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America by Tracie McMillan, and The Dead Don’t Need Reminding by Julian Randall.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.