Library News for January 16, 2019

If you want to learn to eat healthier, but struggle understanding labels in the grocery, join us on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 pm. Dr. Jan Bloink will be teaching Label Reading 101 at the Allen County Public Library. Call 270-237-3861 to register for this free program.

We’re offering a series of programs in January to help you with social media and computers.  On Wednes, January 16 at 5:00 pm join us for FACT Check to learn how to decipher real news from fake news. On Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 we’ll teach you how to use Facebook to connect with friends and family across the globe. You’ll learn how to use social media in fun and creative ways. On Wednesday, January 30 at 5:00 pm join us to learn about Instagram. We’ll teach you how to use your pictures on Instram to express yourself.  And finally, on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 pm, we’ll offer Cyber Safety to help you keep your electronic devices safe and your personal information private. Call 270-237-3861 to register for any of these free programs.

Regular programs for children include: Baby Time on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Toddlers Time is on Thursdays at 10:00 am, Stories & More for pre-school children meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 am, and enrichment programs for homeschool youth meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

New books for children this week include: Corduroy Writes a Letter based on the characters created by Don Freeman, Fancy Nancy – Chez Nancy adapted by Nancy Parent, Time for Bed Pete the Kitty by James Dean, Pete the Cat Goes Camping by James Dean, Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed, Why The Face? by Jean Jullien, Everyday Magic For Kids by Justin Flom, Giraffe and Bird Together Again by Rebecca Bender, The Snow Rabbit by Georgiana Deutsch, Mousie, I Will Read To You by Rachael Cole & Melissa Crowton, The Little Barbarian by Renato Moriconi, Max’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney, Monster Itch: Ghost Attack by David Lubar, Lulu The Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan, and Island War by Patricia Reilly Giff.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Broken Ground by Val McDermid, Let The Dead Keep Their Secrets by Rosemary Simpson, Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard, The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone, The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith, Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse, The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams, The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg, The Light Over London by Julia Kelly, Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee, Into the Night by Sarah Bailey, His Perfect Wife by Natasha Bell, Ruled by Angel Payne, A Bound heart by Laura Frantz, The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye, and Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan, The Graduate Survival Guide by Anthony O’Neal and Rachel Cruz, A Midwife in Amish Country by Kim Woodard Osternholer, The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson, There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald, The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand by Matt Gutman, and Wallace in Love: The Untold Life of the Ducess of Windsor, The Woman Who Changed the Monarcy by Andrew Morton.

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.