One More Day

We’re getting close to the end of the 2015 Summer Reading Program.

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If you still need to pick up prizes, visit any library location today until 6:00 pm or any of the following libraries until 6:00 pm tomorrow, August 1st.

Main Library

Aboite Branch Library

Dupont Branch Library

Georgetown Branch Library

Shawnee Branch Library


On-the-Go Fun for Kids

on the go

This new book has hundreds of simple, engaging activities for you to do with your child. Author Amanda Morin broke the book into handy chapters about car trips, train trips, vacations and hotel stays, shopping trips, and stuff to do when you’re just waiting at places like the doctor’s office. There’s a nice mix of word games, imagination games, brain teasers, and pen and paper games. There are also suggestions for apps to try for the tech loving kids in your family.

All month, we have been keeping track of  changes in Children’s Services. We watched as Eggs hatched into Larvae which were encased in Pupas, where they underwent metamorphosis and emerged as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies!

And now it’s time to release our butterflies.

Butterfly on Shoe

Join us Thursday night, July 30th. We will have a butterfly storytime in the Globe Room at the Main Library and then we’ll go outside to release our butterflies to fly about on their own.


What:  Butterfly Storytime and Release

When:  Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm

Who:     Everyone is invited!  Kids, ages 3 to 10, and their families LOVE this activity!

Where:  Globe Room, Main Library

What Fun We’ve Had!

We’re about 7/8 of the way through our Summer Reading Program ‘Just One More Page’ and we’ve been having so much fun it’s hard to believe it’s almost over. Take a look!

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You’ve got about one more week to get your prizes so don’t forget to finish up those reading logs and bring them into the library. The great children’s programs don’t end on August 1st when the Reading Program is officially over, though. Take a look at our calendar to find something fun to do.


Have you ever wondered how to pronounce a favorite author’s name? Or maybe you wanted to recommend an author to a friend and you weren’t sure how to pronounce her (or his) name. Who would know better how to pronounce their names than the authors themselves??


Since 2007, almost half-a-million readers have visited www.TeachingBooks.net/Hello to hear authors and illustrators say their names and recount brief stories about them.

Check out this site to listen to a wide variety of children’s authors pronounce and talk about their names including:

  • the newest Newbery winner, Kwame Alexander, saying his name and explaining how it rhymes with “swami”
  • Fort Wayne’s own Helen Frost telling a brief story about her name
  • Jon Scieszka (Just remember it rhymes with “Fresca”)
  • Raina Telgemeier, the author of the very popular graphic novels including Sisters & Drama
  • Mo Willems (who doesn’t love his Elephant and Piggie books??)
  • Kate DiCamillo (just think of being “mellow”)
  • and many, many more! There are now over one thousand “Hello, my name is…” messages — and more are added weekly!!

Check it out! You may find yourself just as captivated and intrigued as I was. (You can look at the complete list of author pronunciations here.)

I Want Some Ice Cream!

ice cream

Enjoy a sweet book about your favorite sweet treat.

summer ice cream king larry
i like ice cream ice cream soup scream for ice cream
ice cream scoop ice cream mystery scoop on ice cream

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Llama Llama, the lovable picture book character created by Anna Dewdney, has been making the rounds at Allen County Public Library locations.   Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some stories, check out some books, meet Llama Llama, and, of course, get some photos!

Upcoming dates and times are:

  • Thursday, July 16  @ 6:30pm — Children’s Services, Main Library
  • Friday, July 17 @ 10:30am — Pontiac Branch
  • Friday, July 17 @ 1:00pm — Shawnee Branch
  • Monday, July 20 @7:00pm — Little Turtle Branch

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