Library News for May 23, 2018

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  Stop by Saturday, May 26 and check out books, movies, and music for the long weekend.

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 pm.  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?

The library’s adult book club is reading Allie & Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde this month. 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.

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: Circle Rolls by Barbara Kanninen, Stop, Train, Stop by Random House, Baby Bear’s Book of Tiny Tales by David McPhail, Bigger! Bigger by Leslie Patricelli, Square by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen,  Pet Dad by Elanna Allen, A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker, Step by Step by Loreen Leedy, A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly, Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate, The Creativity Projects by Colby Sharp, Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet, and Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas, Warning Light by David Ricciardi, The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick,The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz, Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer, Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle, All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson, The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner, Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr, Varina by Charles Frazier, Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown, The Cast by Daniel Steel, By Invitation Only by Dorthea Benton Frank, Buried Secrets by Barbara Cameron, and Charmed to the Bones by Carolyn Haines

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf includes: New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyerconnected World-and How To Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions by Lisa Bevere, Falling with Wings: A Mother’s Story by Dianna De La Garza,  Look Big and Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encouters of All Kinds by Rachel Levi, My Days:Happy and Otherwise by Marion Ross,

New movies include: The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz, Fifty Shades Darker starring Dakota Johnson, Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael Jordan, Fun Mom Dinner starring Katie Aselton, and God’s Best Friend starring Winnie Clarke.

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.