The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you’d like to learn to knit or crochet, join us for Strings ‘n Things on Wednesdays at 2:30. We’ll provide new participants with a starter kit. All you need to do is register for the program under our events tab and show up.
Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. Home-school teens are invited to enrichment on Monday, November 13th, at 2:00 pm. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.
On Tuesday, November 14, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. the library is partnering with WKU’s Educational Opportunity Center to host a Community Resource Fair. Local organizations will provide information on different educational opportunities, job placement, financial assistance, and health care. If you or someone in your family is interested in continuing their education, this is the place to learn more.
All school-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Abby will have a fun build challenge ready for the builders. Pre-registration is required for this free program.
New books for children include: Feelings Are Better with Friends by Micol Ostow, Buster Gets Back on Track by Dale Earnhardt Jr., A Very Cranky Book by Angela & Tony DiTerlizzi, Where’s Waldo? A-Maze-Ing Journeys by Martin Handford, The Odds by Lindsay Puckett, Hopefully the Scarecrow by Michelle Houts, Flat Cat by Tara Lazar, Busy Better and the Circus Surprise by Reese Witherspoon, The Light Inside by Dan Misdea, Rosie Fox and the Falcon Queen by Geri Halliwell-Horner, Which Way to Anywhere by Cressida Cowell, The Wild Robot Protects by Peter Brown, The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, The List of Unspeakable Fears by J. Kasper Cramer, and Wrecker by Carl Hiaasen.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Land of Lost Things by John Connolly, Touched by Walter Mosley, The Bucket List by Rachel Hanna, Forever Home by Graham Norton, The Coworker by Freida McFadden, Spencer’s Mountain by Earl Hamner, Jr., St. Simons Island by Ronda Rich, Christmas in Painted Pony Creek by Linda Lael Miller, Blood Lines by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille, Obsession by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles, The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright, Perfectly Nice Neighbors by Kia Abdullah, The Fraud by Zadie Smith, Seven Girls Gone by Allison Brennan, and Lost and Found by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Destiny by Helen Hardt, Rouge by Mona Awad, and The September House by Carissa Orlando.
New books on the adult nonfiction shelf include: Just Eat by Jessie James Decker, Simply Symon Suppers by Michael Symon, Skinnytaste® Simple by Gina Homolka, Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Schwarzenegger, French Country Cottage Christmas by Courtney Allison, The Joy of Home by Ashley Gilbreath, and The Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer by Dan Buettner.
To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail. Then you’ll be able to check out or download library materials. Also, if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection, please let us know. We’ll do our best to fulfill your request.