Library News for January 30, 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.

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 this free program.

On Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 am, join us as we learn how to craft beautiful cards for Valentine’s Day.

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: Up the Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc, Baby Robot by Dawn Sirett, Stretch to the Sun by Carrie A. Pearson, Cows on the Farm by Rose Carraway, Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor, Is That You, Eleanor Sue? by Tricia Tusa, Poe Won’t Go by Kelly DiPucchio, King Alice by Matthew Cordell, Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming, What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? by Chris Barton, Backyard Bears by Amy Cherrix,  Your Amazing Skin from Outside In by Joanne Settel, PhD, and What’s for Breakfast by Denys Cazet.

New books for young adults include: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Sponer, Halo: Battle Born by Cassandra Rose Clarke, The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan, When The Truth Unravels by Ruthanne Snow, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Even if I Fall by Abigail Johnson, The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele, A Sky for us Alone by Kristin Russell, and Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox, The Void Protocol by F. Paul Willson,  The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker, The Widows by Jess Montogmery, Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Laewenstein, Love to Behold by Sharlene MacLaren, With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander, Deep War by David Poyer, and Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse,

New movies include: The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford, Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, Once Upon a Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds, Jonathan starring Ansel Elgort, Beyond White Space starring Holt McCallany, Speed Kills starring John Travolta, Goosebumps 2 starring Bryce Cass, Lego® Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, and PAW Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis.

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.