Allen County Public Library News – October 26, 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.

On Friday, October 28, children are invited to participate in the annual Trick ‘O Treat parade. Parents or adult caregivers must accompany children through the parade route. Thanks in advance to the Scottsville Police Department for agreeing to help us cross streets safely and a huge thank you to the downtown merchants who agreed to distribute treats to the kiddos.

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:   Welcome, Dark by Charis St. Pierre,  The Iheards by Emily Kilgore, A Very Mercy Christmas by Kate DiCamillo, Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman, Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel, Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Posada, I Cannot Draw a Horse by Charise Mericle Harper, Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens, Pig the Rebel by Aaron Blabey, That Fat Cat Who Changed His Ways by Daniel Walten, Poultrygeist by Eric Geron, At Home with the Heelers: Part of Bluey: by Penguin Young Readers Licenses,  The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett, Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book by Janet Lawler, Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears by Cynthia Ryland & Arthur Howard, Green is for Christmas by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Herbet on the Slide by Rilla Alexander, Tree Hole Homes: Daytime Dens and Nighttime Nooks by Melissa Steward and Amy Hevron, and Middle School Bites: Night of the Vam-Wolf-Zom by Steven Banks.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham, Righteous Prey by John Sandford, The Twelve Topsy-Turvey, Very Messy Days of Christmas by James Patterson and Tad Safran, Next in Line by Jeffrey Archer, A Turn of the Tide by Kelly Armstrong, Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter, Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain, Thank you for Listening by Julia Whelan, The Devil Takes You Home by Gabina Iglesias, Lighthouse Cove by Rachel Hanna, Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, A Model of Devotion by Mary Connealy, Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs, Trinity by Leon Uris, The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber, Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson, The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy, No Plan B by Lee Child and Andrew Child, Thief of Fate by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets, and The Last Chairlift by John Irving.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife by Matt Fraser, Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat by Nichki Carangelo, You Can’t Be Serious by Kal Penn, How to Teach Anything by Peter Hollins, Macramé for Beginners by Emily Ribbons, and Water Bath Canning and Preserving by Lauren Bulk

The library offers over 500 free on-online classes. Check out our website, click on the “Free Online Classes button, and create an account with your library card number.

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.