Library News for July 11, 2018

Join us on Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 pm for Rockin’ 70’s and 80’s Trivial Contest.  Tommy Starr from D93 will be the MC.  Teams of 1 – 4 can register by calling 270-237-3861. There will be food and prizes.

Our summer reading theme is LIBRARIES ROCK! Kids who registered and turn in summer reading logs will win prizes.  Our summer reading store will include guitars, bicycles, geology kits, activity trackers, and more.  Winners with the most reading time logged will get to choose prizes first. Thank you to the Friends of the Allen County Public Library for helping with the stocking of our prize store.

Summer reading programs start at 1:00 pm. Kids 12 and under are invited to these events:  July 12 Visitors from Lost River Cave, July 19 Reader’s Rock Magic and Comedy Show with Barry and Sam the Turtle, July 24 Rockin’ Crafts,  and July 26 Born to be Wild with Animal Tales.

Teens are invited to these summer reading programs:  July 11 Making Music, July 16 Musical Games, July 18 Musical Science, July 23 Mystery Escape Room, July 25 Edible Art.

There will be a rock concert on the library’s front porch at 6:00 pm on July 17 featuring The Flaming Hots, The Cannon & D’s and The Smoro’s Boys.

School aged kids are invited to join our Lego Club. It meets the third Saturday each month.  This month we’ll meet on July  21 at 11:00 am.

Every Saturday, Crafternoon starts sat 1:00 pm. Students of all ages are invited to attend, but be sure to wear old clothes because crafting can be messy.

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, Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble, Star of the North by D.B. John, Best Beach Ever by Wendy Was, Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts, Arms of Mercy by Ruth Reid, The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware,  The High Season by Judy Blundell, and The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy.

New books on the Adult Nonfictin Shelf include: The Burial Ground: Civil War Solders 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, Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir by Charlie Daniels,

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.