Allen County Public Library News – November 2, 2022

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.

Kids are invited to visit library staff in the library courtyard starting at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 4th for First Friday. Kids can pick up a craft kit and create a Thanksgiving art project. Come early, as supplies are limited to the first 100 children.

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. 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.  On Thursday, November 3 at 5:00 pm, teens are invited to the Perler Bead Club.

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: Peculiar Primates by Debra Kempf Shumaker, This is Not about a Kitten by Randall de Séve and Carson Ellis, The Tower of Life by Chana Stiefel, Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn by Kimberly & James Dean, Christmas Swim: Part of Bluey by Penguin Young Readers Licenses, Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen, Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faye Duncan and Chris Raschka, The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekaboo Christmas by Eric Carle, Not All Sheep Are Boring! by Bobby Moynihan, and Unlimited Squirrels in The Frustrating Book!  by Mo Williams.

Older children will enjoy: The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Very First Encyclopedia (World of Eric Carle) by DK Publishing, Duck’s Backyard by Ulrich Hub, The Inkwell Chronicles: The Ink of Elspet by J.D. Peabody, A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga, Big Rig by Louis Hawes, Two Degrees by Alan Gratz, Oh, Sal by Kevin Henkes, Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Treehouse: The Graphic Novel: Pirates Past Noon adapted by Jenny Laird, Odder by Katherine Applegate, and Breda’s Island by Jessie Ann Foley.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Fall Guy by Archer Mayor, An Affair of Spies by Ronald H. Balson, Acts of Love and War by Maggie Brookes, Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young, All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon, The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber, Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie, Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams, Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda Flower, The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland, When in Rome by Arah Adams,  Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn, Sugar Street by Jonathan Dee, House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson, and The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine.

New books on the adult nonfiction shelf include: Me and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship by Willie Nelson with David Ritz, Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture by Natasha Crain, Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain, Marriage Be Hard: 12 Conversations to Keep you Laughing, Loving, and Learning with Your Partners by Kevin and Melissa Fredericks, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman, Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World by Karen Armstrong,

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of 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.