Library News for January 23, 2019

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Reading.  Space is limited to thirty families. Join us for weekly storytelling, reading and discussion sessions featuring award-winning children’s books. Sessions are directed by trained storytellers and scholars.  By participating in PRIME TIME, you will help your child enjoy reading and share ideas, explore together topics such as community, fairness, and determination, learn more about community, and your public library resources, and plant the seeds for future academic success. A free meal will be provided as well as child care for siblings. Call 270-237-3861 to register for this free program. This program is sponsored  in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Allen County Public Library.

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 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, join us for 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.

Our weekly 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: The Night Box by Louise Greig and Ashling Lindsay, Quiet by Tomie dePaola, Sing a Song of Seasons by Fran Preston-Gannon, Lu: Track 4 by Jason Reynolds, Path to the Stars by Sylvia Acefedo, Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime by Mac Barnett, Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce, Shelby’s Story: A Dog’s Way Home Tale by W. Bruce Cameron, Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood, Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery, The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers by Melissa Stewart, Hammering for Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Sleepover at the Museum by Karen LeFrak, and Pterodactyle Show and Tell by Thad Krasnesky.

New books for on the adult fiction shelf include: In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash, Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth, The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly, Watching You by Lisa Jewell, Seasons of an Amish Garden by Amy Clipston, House of Gold by Natasha Solomons, Untouchable by Jane Ann Krentz, The Au Pair by Emma Rous, The Air You Breathe y Frances De Pontes Peebles, The Best of Us by Robyn Carr, The Light Over London by Julia Kelly, An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkannen,

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.