Library News for January 2, 2019

Happy New Year.  If you’re short on cash after the holidays, stop by to see us for free books, music, and movies to check out.  Library cards are free. Just provide us with a photo I.D. and a piece of recently postmarked mail.

We’ll be offering “Food for Fines” during the month of January. If your library card is blocked due to money owed for lost items or overdue fees, we’ll waive a dollar for each non-perishable food item donated.  At the end of the month, we’ll be delivering the food collected to the Senior Citizen Center’s food bank.  We’ll accept food donations from anyone, so if you have extra items in your pantry, feel free to drop them off at the library.

On Wednesday,  January 2 at 5:00 pm, we’ll be offering assistance to patrons who need help with their electronic devices. Bring your device, cords, maybe even a manual and we’ll do our best to help you get comfortable using your new device.  This program is for any age patron trying to learn how to use electronic devices such as E-readers and smart phones.

Our adult book club will meet on Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 pm. This month, we’re reading Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig. Stop by the circulation desk and ask for a copy.  We’ll also be selecting  books to read throughout 2019, so join us.

Our weekly programs for children include: Baby Time on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm,  Toddler 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: Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein, Bigger Than You by Hyewon Kyung, Chilly Da Vincci by J. Rutland, The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs by Mark Sperring, The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham, Lego City: Stop That Train! by Ace Landers, Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex by Mo O’Hara, Horse Meets Dog by Elliott Kalan & Tim Miller, The Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings, The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Hide-and-Seek adapted by Samantha Brooks, The Adventures of Violet and Dash: Friend or Foe? An Original Story from Disney PIXAR Incredibles, Fox Is Late by Corey R. Tabor, The Genius Files by Dan Gutman, and Monster Itch: Vampire Trouble by David Lubar,

New books for on the adult fiction shelf include: On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter, Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher, Pandemic by Robin Cook, My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross, I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller, Blood Is Blood by Will Thomas, The Rabbit Listened  by Cori Doerrfeld, Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Bold and Brave by Kirsten Gillibrand,  Dreamers by Uyyi Morales,  The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens, Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco, and His Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray.

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.