Library News for June 6, 2018

Summer Reading registration is open.  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.

On Monday, June 11 at 5:00 pm, stop by for Donuts with Dad, a Father’s Day program for kids & Dads of all ages. We’ll read If You Give a Dog a Donut and have a Father’s Day Craft. This program will showcase the importance of Dads.

This month, the library’s adult book club is reading Allie & Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk and join us for book club on Tuesday,  June 20 at 1:00 PM.

Students ages 8 – 18 are invited sign up for a Youth Acrylic Art Class on Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 am. Supplies will be provided, but registration is required as space is limited to fifteen participants.

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 this week include: Neither by Airlie Anderson, If Wendell Had a Walrus by Lori Mortenson, Daddies Do by Lezlie Evans, Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, Smithsonian: Maker Lab Outdoors by Jack Challoner, The Better Tree Fort by Jessica Scott Kerrin, Gravity by Ruth Spiro, Here, George! by Sandra Boynton, Howl Like a Wolf! By Kathleen Yale, Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps by Kari Cornell, An Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany and Ana de Lima,  Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like and Inventor by Temple Grandin, Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead, March Forward, Girl by Melba Pattillo Beals, The Tale of the Angelino Brown by Alex T. Smith, Pet This Book by Jessica Young.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: TheGray Ghost by Clive Cussler, Fade to Black by Heather Graham, Probably Claws by Rita Mae Brown, Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts, Pelican Bride by Beth White, We’ll Meet Again by Melody Carlson, The Creole Princess by Beth White,  Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin, and Warlight  by Michael Ondaatje.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy by Michael Soussan, No Dream Is Too High by Buzz Aldrin, Make Trouble by Cecile Richards, and Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne, and New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyerconnected World and How to Make It Work for

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card.  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.