Library News for August 1, 2018

It’s hard to believe school will be starting in a just a few days. Did you know that all students registered in the Allen County School District are issued a free Allen County Public Library card unless the parent opts out?  All students have access to our library books and many digital products. Call us at 270-237-3861 to find learn about all the resources we have to help your students. If you have the internet, you don’t even have to come in. We’re here to serve Allen County’s need to know.

Children up to age twelve are invited to our Drive-In Movie at the library on Monday, August 13 at 5:00 pm. We’ll be showing a Disney film featuring a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician and embarks on a journey to discover the mysteries behind his ancestors stories and traditions. We can’t advertise the name of the movie, but you can call us at 270-237-3861 to learn more. All children must have an adult companion.

New books for children this week include:  The Truth Aout Bears by Maxwell Eaton III, Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly, Lucía the Lunchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza, Hedge Hog! by Ashlyn Ansee, My Family Four Floors Up by Caroline Stutson, On the Other Side of the Garden by Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng, How Long Is a Whale? by Alison Limentani, and Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton.

Older children will enjoy: The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider, Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G Birney, You Got This! by Maya S.Penn, Platypus Police Squad: Never Say Narwhale by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer, and The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean.

New books on the young adult shelf include: The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones, The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon, Never World Wake by Marisha Pessl, Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks, The Lonliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James, My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows and Fear by Michael Grant.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell, River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart, All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, The Cactus by Sarah Haywood, The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan, The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, Dreams of Falling by Karen White, Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden, The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen, and Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf includes: The Burial Ground: Civil War Soldiers Who Died on Dumont Hill or Scottsville, Kentucky by Glen Conner, Once Upon Farm by Rory Feek, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher, An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter, Kentucky Fried Pensions 2018 by Chris Tobe, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond, and Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir by Charlie Daniels,

New movies this week include: Acrimony starring Taraji P. Henson, Sweet Country starring Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown and Sam Neill, Every Day starring Angourie Rice and Owen Teague, Spinning Man starring Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan, 211 starring Nicolas Cage, and The Escape of Prisoner 614 starring Martin Starr and Jake McDorman.

If you love e-books or audio-books, check out our digital collection at and click on digital books.  We have thousands of new e-books and audio-books available for FREE with your library card.  Download the free Overdrive App or the Libby App and start reading today. WHY buy these products from internet stores when you can download them for free with your Allen County Public library card?

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card.  Library cards are free. Just provide us with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail. If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.