Allen County Public Library News – May 15, 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.

Hey there, all you mini-architects! Brace yourselves for the ultimate Lego showdown at “Lego My Library” on Saturday, May 18. The brick-building bonanza begins at 11:00 am.  Ms.  Abby has an epic building mission for all our Lego fans.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery 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 this week include: Don’t Wash Winston by Ashley Belote, Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmwuy, A Place for Feelings by Corey Ann Haydu and Geeta Ladi, The Truth About the Couch by Adam Rubin, Two Together by Brendan Wenzel, Prehistoric Worlds: Stomp into the Epic Lands Ruled by Dinosaurs by Ashley Hall and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, Eyes, Nose, Belly, Toes by Krupa Bhojani Playforth, MD, Touch and Trace Nursery Rhymes: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Editors of Silver Dolphin Books, Joyful Song: A Naming Story by Lesléa Newman, and Too Many Golems by Jan Yolen and Maya Shleifer.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White, Flirty Little Secret by Jessica Lepe, The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft, The Morningside by Tea Obreht, Galway Confidential by Ken Bruen, The Haunting of Velkwood by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones, Jaded by Ela Lee, A Governess Guide to Passion and Peril by Manda Collins,  This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan, Hypnotized by Love by Sariah Wilson, Between Never and Forever by Shain Rose, Harmony by Helen Hardt, Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Love Remedy by Elizabeth Everett, Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux, and Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair by Laura Piper Lee,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Garden Roses: Grace Rose Farm by Gracielinda Poulson, The Fragrant Flower Garden by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis, Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field by Deon Sanders with Don Yaeger, The Heirloomist:  100 Treasures and the Stories They Tell by Shana Novak, and The Autoimmune Cure: Healing the Trauma and Other Triggers That Have Turned Your Body Against You by Sara Szal Gottfried, MD.

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.