Allen County Public Library News – October 19, 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.

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.

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: Brand-New Bubbe by Sarah Aronson, The Best Gift for Bear by Jennifer A. Bell, A Grand Day by Jean Reidy, Hey, Bruce! by Ryan T. Higgins, Granny and Bean by Karen Hesse, In the Neighborhood by Rocio Bonilla, Loud Mouse by Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel, Fall Friends by Mike Curato, The Mermaid Moon by Briony May Smith, Sidney: The Lonely Cloud by Tim Hopgood, Judy Moody In a Monday Mood by Megan McDonald, Tiana’s Cookbook by Disney Press, One Winter Up North by John Owens, Concrete: From the Ground Up by Larissa Theule and National Park: A to Z Adventure from Acadia to Zion by Gus D’Angelo.

New books for young adults include: The Getaway by Lamar Giles, How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow, The Killing Code by Ellie Marney, Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus, Raising the Horseman by Serena Valentino, The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson, Unravel Me, Restore Me, Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi, Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros, and All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Hermann

Thank you to the O’Neal family for donating: Livin’ On the Line: The O’Neals of Garretts Creek, Allen County, Kentucky, published by Carmen O’Neal, Contributors: Judy O’Neal, Rodney Carter, Lillia Mignaud, Ruby Holland, Donnie O’Neal, Stacie O’Neal, William Irwin, David Irwin and Jeremy Phagan, et al. Those interested in history, especially Allen County’s history, will appreciate this book.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean, To Kill a Troubadour by Martin Walker, Wake by Shelley Burr, Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon, When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff, Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim, The Shadow Lily by Johanna Mo, Rules at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan, The Secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul, The Night Singer by Johanna Mo, The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis, The Space Between World by Micaiah Johnson, Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane, The Actual Star by Monica Byrne, The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa, The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson, As the Wicked Watch by Tamron Hall, All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews, The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty, and The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong.

New large-print books for adults include: Black Horse Mountain by Kinley Roby, The Good Old Boys by Elmer Kelton, Ghost Towns by Louis L’Amour, Elmer Kelton, et al., Murder through the English Post by Jessica Ellicott, Something Fishy This Way Comes by Gabby Allan, Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates, A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer, Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan, A Truth to Lie For by Anne Perry, Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark, Righteous Prey by John Sandford, The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer, Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin, The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston and Distant Thunder by Stuart Woods.

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.