Allen County Public Library News – May 1, 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.

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.

Join us on the front porch on First Friday, May 3 at six o’clock.  We’ll have stick horse races, hat decorating, and we’ll also be distributing Kindergarten readiness items while supplies last.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment, a Poster Printer, Embroider 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 Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting, If You Want to Ride a Horse by Amy Novesky, Speck: An Itty-Bitty Epic by Margaux Meganck, The Great Lakes: Our Fresh Water Treasure by Barb Rosenstock, Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet, The Quiet Forest by Charlotte Offsay, The Boy Who Said Wow! by Todd Boss, Just Like Mille by Lauren Castillo, Otis and Peanut: Forever and Ever by Naseem Hrab, Moving Up! by Rosemary Wells, Champ by Payam Ebrahimi, Tiny Troubles: Nellie’s Purpose by Sophie Diao, A Place for Rain by Michelle Schaub, Animals In Underwear by Todd Parr, and Paw Patrol: Mother’s Day in Adventure Bay by Matt Huntley.

Older children will enjoy: Waarriors: The Rise of Scourge (Graphic Novel) by Erin Hunter, Out of the Park! True Stories of the Greatest Players Who Changed the Game by James Buckley Jr., Walls: The Long History of Human Barriers and Why We Build Them by Gregor Craigie, The World Almanac Guide to Getting Out Alive: 1,001 Tips for Surviving Extreme Weather, Killer Bees, Dentist Visits, Annoying Siblings, and Other Major Threats by World Almanac Books, Louder Than Hunger by John Schu, Poetry Comics by Grant Snider, and In and Out the Window by Jane Yolen.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Sandcastle Inn by Irene Hannon, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Blue Ridge Breakdown by Rachel Hanna, The Angry Land by William W. Johnstone, Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth, Lost Birds by Anne Hillerman, The Summer We Started Over by Nancy Thayer, Extinction by Douglas Preston, Circle In the Water by Marcia Muller, The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl, Funny Story by Emily Henry, The Songbird of Hope Hill by Kim Vogel Sawyer, A Season of Harvest by Lauraine Snelling, Just for the Summer by Melody Carlson, Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette, A Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson.

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.