Allen County Public Library News – November 22, 2023

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.

The library will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23. The library will be OPEN on Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by early and stock up on books, movies, and music for the holiday season.

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. Home-school teens are invited to Enrichment on Monday, November 27 at 2:00 p.m.  The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.

New books for children include: Elmo’s Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Jodi Shepherd, Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Berenstain Bears: Meet Bigpaw: A Thanksgiving Story by Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain, Land of Hunters by Clive Gifford, The Wishing Machine by Jonathan Hillman, Noodle Conquers Comfy Mountain by Jonathan Graziano, Words About Where: Let’s Learn Prepositions by Magda Garguláková and Marie Urbánková, Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver, Sail Me Away Home by Ann Clare LeZotte, The Quest of Danger by Stuart Gibbs, The Good Sports League: The Perfect Pitch by Tommy Greenwald, Narwhal and Jelly: Super Pod Party Pack Books 1 – 12 by Ben Clanton, Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly: Out of Darkness by Jordan Quinn, Spy School Goes North by Stuart Gibbs, The Puppets of Spellhorst by Kate DiCamillo, Pup and Dragon: How to Catch an Elf by Alice Walstead and Paul Gill, I Love You, My Cuddle Bug by Nicola Edwards, Splash goes the Whale by Mathew Van Fleet, Lonely Planet Kids: Create your Own Camping Activities by Laura Baker, and DK Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything: The Ultimate Guide to the World Around You by DK Publishing.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Edge by David Baldacci, The Traitor by Ava Glass, The Defector by Chris Hadfield, A Holly Jolly Ever After by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone, The Rachel Incident by Caroline O’Donoghue, Hero Debut by Angela Ruth Strong, The Twelve Months of Christmas by Sheila Roberts, Reckoning: Donovan: Book Six by W. Michael Gear, Long Past Due by James J. Butcher, Mr. Texas by Lawrence Wright, Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun, Love Holly by Emily Stone, The Beginning of Everything by Jackie Fraser, Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle, Free Fall by Nancy Mehl, The book of Eve by Meg Clothier, The Predictable Heartbreaks of Imogen Finch by Jacqueline Firkins, Sister of Starlit Seas by Terry Brooks, and Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: A Very Vintage Holiday: Collecting, Decorating, and Celebrating All Year Long by Bob Richter, Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Massow, The Home Edit: Stay Organized by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin, Teatime Discipleship: For Mothers & Daughters by Sally Clarkson, Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith, Being Henry: The Fonz…and Beyond by Henry Winkler, Look Out for the Little Guy by Scott Lang, The Everything Horse Book by Karen Leigh Davis, Starting an Etsy Business for Dummies by Kate Shoup and Kate Gatski, Every Season is Soup Season by Shelly Westerhausen Worcel, and The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How by Daniel Coyle.

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, 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.