Library News for June 27, 2018

The library will be closed in Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We’ll re-open at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 5th.   We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Time is running out if you want to register for summer reading. Kids who turn in their reading logs at the end of summer will have an opportunity to choose a prize from our store. There will be bikes, guitars, keyboards, Lego kits, and more fun things from which kids can choose. Those who register and log the most reading hours will be the first to shop. We offer prizes to encourage kids to keep up their reading skills, but the real reward is developing a lifelong love of reading.

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?

Preschool children are invited to Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Homeschool Enrichment programs are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00, and Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. Saturday at 1:00 pm we offer Crafternoon for all school age children. Don’t wear your best clothes for Crafternoon because we are sure to make a mess.We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

New books for children include: Biscuit in the Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Curious George Plants a Seed by H.A. Rey, Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell, National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini, Pete Moss and the Super Strong Spinach by Cynthia Wylie, Robin Hill School Garden Project by Margaret Macnamara, Secrets of the Garden by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Sweet Peas and Honeybees by Jenny Meyerhoff, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, and The Year of the Garden by Andrea Cheng.

New books for young adults include: Gone by Michael Grant, Hiding by Henry Turner, Furyborn: The Emporium Trilogy: Book 1 by Claire Legrand, Legendary by Stephanie Garber, The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider, Loved by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone, The Lies They Tell by Gillian French, Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton, Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, Marian Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim, A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, and Outcast by Taran Matharu.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz, Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy, The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussley, The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, The Outsider by Stephen King, The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Free of Malice by Liz Lazarus, A Rose So Fair by Myra Johnson,

New books in CD include: The Disappeared by C.J. Box, By Invitation Only by Dorthea Benton Frank, and Fade to Black by Heather Graham.

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.