Allen County Public Library News – March 27, 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.

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. The library is giving away free solar eclipse glasses at the circulation desk. Families may request up to four pairs of glasses for free.

Everyone is invited to a special solar eclipse program on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at the Dugas Community Park Pavillion. Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.” Hooked on Science, is a nationally recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, and author.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place or click on the events tab @ On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

New books for children include: Ride Beside Me by Lucy Knisley, Doris by Lo Cole, The Ocean Gardener by Clara Anganuzzi, The Girl Who Figured It Out by Minda Dentler, Wilderlore: The Night Compass by Amanda Foody, The Critter Club: Liz’s Perfect Painting by Callie Barkley,  Middle School and Other Disasters: worst Love Spell Ever! by Wanda coven, Stay Curious and Keep Exploring: Next Level by Emily Calandrelli, The Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside, Max in th House of Spies by Adam Gidwitz, Free Period by Ali Terese, The Queen of Thiefs: The Moonwind Mysteries by Johan Rundberg, and We Need to Talk about Death: An Important Book About Grief, Celebrations, and Love by Sarah Chavez.

New books for adults include: How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin, The Truth About the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randisn, Kill Me Tomorrow: Old Cowboys Never Die by William W. Johnston and J.A. Johnstone, The Wild Side by Fern Michaels, and Cheater by Karen Rose.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: A Beautiful & Easty-Care Flower Garden by Stacy Ling, Cooking in Real Life by Lidey Heuck, How To Be by Lyn Slater, We’ve Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America’s Soul and Sanity by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of an Abandoned Child’s Struggle for Emotional Survival, by Jennings Michael Burch, and The Naturally Beautiful Garden  

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.