Allen County Public Library News – October 12, 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 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. We will read the same book in each program. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs.

School-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, October 15, at 11:00 am. Ms. Abby will have a building challenge ready for creative builders.

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.

Are you a crafter? If so, we’re offering tours and training for our Maker-Space on Thursday, October 20, and on Monday, October 24, at 5:00 pm. We have an embroidery machine, 3-D printer, button maker, and Cricut (electronic cutting machine) that can cut all sorts of designs from materials like vinyl, card stock, and iron-on transfers. Space is limited to 10 people, so call 270-237-3861 to register. Patrons must be trained before reserving the maker space.

New books for children include: This Pup is Stuck by Bob Shea & Brian Won, The Crayons Trick or Treat by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Scooby-Doo! Scooby’s Scary Christmas! Adapted by Lee Howard, For Your Smile by Loryn Brantz, Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend by Alice Schertle, If Animals Trick-or-Treated by Ann Whitford Paul, Little Good Wolf by Janet Stevens an dSusan Stevens Crummel, School is Whereever I am by Ellie Peterson, Gold! by David Shannon, Frozen: Ann, Elsa, and the Enchanting Holiday by Meredith Rusu, Hocus Pocus Spell Book by Eric Geron,  Hocus Pocus by A.W. Jantha and 1 2 3s of Kindness by Patrica Hegarty and Once Upone Another Time by James Riley.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Red and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson, The French House by Helen Ripp, Bookish People by Susan Coll, A Certain Darkness by Anna Lee Huber, Where the Sky Begins by Rhys Bowen, What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. Chancy, In All Good Faith by Liza Nash Taylor, Felonious Monk by William Kotzwinkle, Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews, First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn, Stay Awake by Megan Goldin, Die Around Sundown by Mark Pryor, Long Gone by Joanna Schaffhausen, The Disappearance by Bentley Little, The Codebreaker’s Secret by Sara Ackermann, Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood, The Fixer Upper by Lauren Forsythe, Bark to the Future by Spencer Quinn, The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid, The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, and The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden.

New non-fiction books include: Gun Digest 2023 edited by Philip P. Massaro, Her Honor: myLife on the Bench… by LaDoris hazard Cordell, Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen C. Guelzo,  The God of the Way by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel, All of This A Memoir of Death and Desire by Rebecca Woolf, and Swerve or Die by Kyle Petter and Ellis Henican, Hometown Victory: A Coach’s Story of Football, Fate, and Coming Home by Keanon Low with Justin Spizman, Life on the Mississippi: An EpicAmerican Adventure by Rinker Buck, Starry Messenger by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Fire and Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change, from 1979 to the Present by Eugene Linden, and Path it by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss.

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.