Library News for May 16, 2018

It’s almost time for our annual Friends of Library Book Sale which will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd from 9:00 am – 4:00.  Stop by early for the best selections.  If you have gently used books gathering dust, we hope you’ll consider donating them to the sale.

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.

On Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 am, school-age children are invited to Lego My Library.  Ms. Abby has a vertical build challenge prepared.  We can’t wait to see the results of the creative sparks flying as participants see their vision take shape.

On Thursday, May 17 at 5:00 pm, teens are invited to DIY Bath Bombs, and the following week, teens will be creating crafts from clay. It’s not too late to join the Teen Book Club.  This month teens will be reading and discussing The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the book. The teen book club will meet on Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 pm.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston, Swimming Between Worlds by Elaine Neil Orr, The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty, One House Over by Mary Monroe, Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence, Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton, Death Doesn’t Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey, Give-A-Damn Jones by Bill Pronzini, Our Little Secret by Roz Nay, Home is Where the Heart Is by Linda Byler, Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry, Just In Time by Marie Bostwick, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, Love and Other Words by Christine Lauren, The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr, and We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf includes: The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey, The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America by Mohammed Al Samawi, Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright, How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents by Jimmy O. Yang, Debbie Macomber’s Table by Debbie Macomber, and 50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms by Dev Aujla,

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.