Allen County Public Library News -March 22, 2023

The Library will be closed on Thursday, March 30, 2023, so all staff may attend the required training at K.P.L.A. The Library will reopen on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 9:00 am.

The Library’s regular hours are 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 aged 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:  Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Sleepy Sheepy by Lucy Ruth Cummins, Arthur’s Fire Drill by Marc Brown, There’s No Such Thing As…UNICORNS by Lucy Rowland and Katy Halford, A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor, Good Night, Sister by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, Exploring Insects by Jill McDonald, Exploring Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald, Pete the Cat and the Easter Basket Bandit by Kimberly & James Dean, No No, Baby! by Anne Hunter, This Little Kitty by Karen Obuhanych, Happy Easter From the Crayons by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Party Time, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske, Sprinkle Party! (Gabby’s Dollhouse) by Scholastic, Stillwater and Koo Save the World by Jon J. Muth, The Horse Encyclopedia for Kids by A.B.D.O. Publishing, Rad American History A-Z by Kate Schatz, Agent  S.U.I.T. by John Patrick Green, The Government Encyclopedia by A.B.D.O. Publishing, and The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Baker’s Man by Jennifer Moorman, Device Free Weekend by Sean Doolittle, Take the Lead by Alexis Daria, A Cry in the Dark by Jessica R. Patch, Night Angels by Weina Dai Randel, Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu, Maureen: A Harold Fry Novel by Rachel Joyce, Every Good Gift by Kelly Irvin, The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen, Liar City by Allie Therin, The Devine Doughnut Shop by Carolyn Brown, Homestead by Melinda Moustakis, A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon, The Spite House by Johnny Compton The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Such Pretty Flowers by K.L. Cerra, The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont, My Last Innocent Year by Daisy Alpert Florin, and Iron Curtain by Vesna Goldsworthy

New adult large-print books include: Weyward by Emilia Hart, Never Never by Colleen Hoover, The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke – Dale, Three-Edged Sword by Jeff Lindsay, The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell, Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown, The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill, It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison, Victory City by Salman Rushdie, and We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman.

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.