Allen County Public Library News – May 8, 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.

On Saturday, May 11, at 10:00 am, the Scottsville Art Guild is offering an occasion card-making workshop for children ages 6-12 at the library. Register under the events tab @ We appreciate the partnership with the Scottsville Art Guild.

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 include: Noura’s Crescent Moon by Zainab Khan, The Heart Never Forgets by Hayden Goodman, Can You Hear the Plants Speak? by Nicholas Hummingbird with Julya Wasson, My Lost Freedom by George Takei, Sundae with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele, The Spice Box by Meera Sriram, My Book of Horses and Ponies by DK Publishing, and Daddy Tell Me a Story by Kathleen Long Bostrom.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Wolf at the Table by Adam Rapp, In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander, Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood, Redwood Court by DeLana R.A. Dameron, The Lantern’s Dance by Laurie R. King, Can’t We Be Friends by Denny S. Bryce & Eliza Knight, Sylvia’s Second Act by Hillary Yablon, The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan, 2054 by Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis, Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange, Murder in the Tea Leaves by Laura Childs, 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.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Somehow: Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott, Raising Mentally Strong Kids by Daniel G. Amen, MD and Charles Fay, PhD, The Meateater: Outdoor Cookbook: Wild Game Recipes for the Grill, Smoker, Campstove, and Campfire by Steven Rinella with Krista Ruane, and Everyday Watercolor Seashores by Jenna Rainey.

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.