Allen County Public Library News – March 15, 2023

The library building is open to the public 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 by adding your name and email to reserve your spot.

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 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.

Lego My Library meets on the third Saturday of each month. On Saturday, March 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 challenge is a mystery build.

On Monday, March 20, at 6:00 pm, author Charles Bogart will present a railroad history program, The Missing Link – The Louisville Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad. This program is open to the public.

New books on the shelf for children include: The Puppy Place: Barkley by Ellen Miles, Super Dweeb, and the Time Trumpet by Jess Bradley, Arthur’s Reading Race by Marc Brown, Arthur Lost in the Museum by Marc Brown, Fiona in the Sandbox by Rilla Alexander, The Fire of Stars by Kirsten W. Larson, An Eggstra-Special Easter! by LEGO Books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt by Eric Carle, Good Night Body: Finding Calm from Head to Toe by Britney Winn Lee, Leprechaun vs. Easter Bunny by Todd Tarpley, My Book of Dogs and Puppies by D.K. Publishing, My Book of Cats and Kittens by D.K. Publishing, When a Friend Needs a Friend by Roozeboos, and In Every Life by Marla Frazee.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin, The Cliff’s Edge by Charles Todd, Miss Newbury’s List by Megan Walker, End of Story by Kyle Scott, Save the Best for Last by Jennifer Probst, The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson, VenCo by Cherie Dimaline, Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff, Field of Bounty by Lauraine Snelling with Kiersti Giron, Not Your Ex’s Hexes by April Asher, Della & Darby by Susannah B. Lewis, The Maltese Iguana by Tim Dorsey, Walk the Blue Line by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, Stars in An Italian Sky by Jill Santopolo, A Killing Innocents by Deborah Crombie, When the Moon Turns Blue by Pamela Terry, I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi, Bright and Deadly Things by Lexie Elliott, Black Wolf by Kathleen Kent, and On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel,

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.