Allen County Public Library News – May 10, 2023

The library building is open to the public on 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.

School-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 am. Ms. Abby will have a fun build challenge.

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 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.

New books for children include: Make Way for Butterfly by Ross Burach, The Little Prince: Where Are You, Fox? by Corinne Delporte, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, et al., Roto and Roy to the Rescue! by Serri Duskey Rinker, Maple and Rosemary by Alison James, The Hospital Book by Lisa Brown, Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle for the Empire by Ian Flynn and Adam Bryce Thomas, Wings of Fire: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland, I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: The Graphic Novel by Lauren Tarshis, A Breath of Mischief by Marcykate Connolly, The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide by Diterlizzi and Black, Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf, The 38 Clues: Book One: The Maze of Bones: A Graphic Novel by Ethan Young, and The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull.

New books for young adults include: Year on Fire by Julie Buxbaum, Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle & Katherine Webber, Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline, Flip the Script by Lyla Lee, Cinder & Glass by Melissa De La Cruz, Brighter than the Sun by Daniel Aleman, The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa, A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson, Greymist Fair by Francesca Zappia, Majesty: American Royals II by Katherine McGee, and Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Love, Honor, Betray by Mary Monroe, The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda, You Should Smile More by Anastasia Ryan, Go As a River by Shelley Read, One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle, Death Becomes You by Deanna Lynn Sletten, Night Flight To Paris by Cara Black, The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark, What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jiménez, The Lost English Girl by Julie Kelly, The Last Carolina Girl by Meagan Church, The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex, All the Pretty Girls by Deanna Lynn Sletten, One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose, The Ravenous Dead by Darcy Coates, Silver Alert by Lee Smith, A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan Abramson, Johanna Porter is Not Sorry by Sara Read, 76 Hours by Larry Alexander, Lone Women by Victor Lavalle, Simply by David Baldacci, Hopefully Ever After by Beth Wiseman, Shadow of Death by Heather Graham, Not That Kind of Ever After by Luci Adams, and Those Empty Eyes by Charlie Donlea.

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, if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection, please let us know. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.