New Books and Events at the Allen County Public Library

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Parents may choose from three Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am and on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place. We will read the same book in each program. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs.

School-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, October 15, at 11:00 am. Ms. Abby will have a building challenge ready for creative builders.

If you are homebound, we are happy to make non-contact home deliveries. Call Ms. Delonda at 270-237-3861 if you need this service.

For First Friday, on October 7 at 6:00 pm, families are invited to dress up as their favorite book characters. Stop by the library’s porch and have your picture made. There will be winners in each group. Representatives from the Heart of Scottsville will vote on their favorites. The first 10 book characters to stop by will be given a pumpkin.

Are you a crafter? If so, we’re offering tours and training for our Maker Space on Thursday, October 20, and on Monday, October 24, at 5:00 pm. We have an embroidery machine, 3-D printer, button maker, and Cricut (electronic cutting machine) that can cut all sorts of designs from materials like vinyl, card stock, and iron-on transfers. Space is limited to 10 people, so call 270-237-3861 to register. Patrons must be trained before reserving the maker space.

New books for children include: The Sea in the Way by Sophie Gilmore, A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall, Best Christmas Book Ever! by Richard Scarry, Magnolia Flower by Zora Neale Hurston, I Have a Superpower by Stephen Curry, How the Villains Ruined Christmas by Serena Valentino, Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink by Stacy McAnulty, Come On In by Jamie Michalak, Books Aren’t For Eating by Carlie Sorosiak, I’m a Unicorn by Helen Yoon, Hello, Moon by Evan Turk, Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez & Gabriela Epstein, Crunch by Kayla Miller, Garlic & the Witch by Bree Paulsen, If You Read This by Kareen Getting, I Survived The Wellington Avalanche, 1910 by Lauren Tarshis, Amari and the Great Game by B. B. Alston, and Wildoak by C.C. Harrington,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Suspect by Scott Turow, Treasure State by C.J. Box, Falling Stars by Fern Michaels, The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates, My Secret to Keep by Barbara Conry, The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman, What She Found by Robert Dugoni, The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper, Recursion by Blake Crouch, Murder at Beacon Rock by Alyssa Maxwell, Pack of Lies by Charlie Adhara, Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins, Shutter by Ramona Emerson, I Remember You by Brian Freeman, The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith, Amy & Lan by Sadie Jones, Haven by Emma Donoghue, Small Angels by Lauren Owen, Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Dark Music by Davi Lagercrantz, Heart Breaker by Sarah MacLean, Sweetwater & The Witch by Kayne Ann Krentz, A Truth to Lie For by Anne Perry, and The Blame Game by Sandie Jones.

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 requests.