Allen County Public Library News – March 29, 2023

The library will be closed on Thursday, March 30, so staff may attend required training at KDLA. The library will reopen on Friday, March 31, at 9:00 am. The library building is ordinarily 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.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Wednesday 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. Students aged 10-12, are invited to The Inbetweens on Monday at 3:30 pm. 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: Lost Cat! by Jacqueline K. Rayner, This is a Story by John Schu, The Three Little Guinea Pigs by Erica S. Perl, Whale Fall: Exploring An Ocean-Floor Ecosystem by Melissa Stewart, Just a Worm by Marie Boyd, Jovita Wore Pant by Aida Salazar, My Little Thief by Augusten Burroughs, In a Patch of Grass by Fran Hodgkins, A Tulip in Winter by Kathy Stinson & Lauren Soloy, Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen, The Teachers I Loved Best by Taylor Mali, Catching Flight by Rebekah Lowell, Twenty Questions bu Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson, Elephant Goes Potty by James Patterson, The Making of Butterflies by Zora Neal Hurston, How Many Squirrels Are In the World? by Ben Gundersheimer and Countdown to Easter by Greg Paprocki.

New books for older children include: Women’s Soccer Third Edition by Abbeville Press Publishers, Official Fortnite: The Chronicle 2023 by Epic Games, Ultraman, Vol. 3(3) by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, Kingdom Keepers: Inheritance The Shimmer by Ridley Pearson, and Dear Yesteryear by Kimberly Annece Henderson.

New books for young adults include: Cursed Princess Club by Lamb Cat, Chaos Theory by Nic Stone, Before I Do by Sophie Cousens, The Geek’s Cookbook by Liguori LEcomte, Kill Joy by Holly Jackson, Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood, Lola at Last by J.C. Peterson, My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron, and A Long Stretch of Days by Cindy McGinnis.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown, Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy, The Phantom by Gena Showalter, The Dangerous One by Lori Foster, The Last Kingdom by Steve Berry, Essex Dogs by Dan Jones, Bloody Martini by William Kotzwinkle, A Good Day to Pie by Misha Popp, It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison, The Angel Maker by Alex North, The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz, The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins, Stone Cold Fox by Rachel Koller Croft, If a Poem Could Live and Breathe by Mary Calvi, Burner by Mark Greaney, Weyward by Emilia Hart, The Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson, Something Wilder by Christina Lauren, The Next 365 Days by Blanka Lipinska, and 1794: The City Between the Bridges by Niklas Nat tch Dag.

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, 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.