Winter Reading

Holidays are a busy time, but still make an effort to encourage those around you to READ! Have the kids help read the recipes and measure the ingredients. Have your Teens help with Maps and road signs. Ask the Elders in the family to read or tell stories of the past.  You will be amazed what the kids remember when they are older when they are included .

Have a great holiday Season with the kids. Enjoy their activities, and include them in yours.

Reminder if your child is under 16 they must have a signed Internet Permission to access the computers. It must be signed by a Parent or Guardian at the Library. We can’t send the form home to sign.

The Day the Crayons Came Home

New at the Library

Author: Drew Daywalt – Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers23310161


I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.


Daywalt & Jeffers have created a sequel that imaginatively explores the adventures and grievances of Duncan’s many crayons in a wholly relatable and wickedly humorous way. As I read I laughed, sighed, and was thrilled to see how Duncan responded to the crayon’s stories with compassion and creativity. I think it’s a perfect back to school read for kids of all ages.

Website Is Up and Running!

We are happy to announce that the long awaited new and improved Library Website is here.

A short tour of our sight shows you:

  • ONLINE CATALOG – Several places throughout the site will allow you to link directly to the Online Catalog.  Click on any book on the pages or on the menu Catalog under Library Services
  • PROGRAMS is the place to find out what events are going on at the library
  • KIDS area has database resources for help with homework, as well as a section showing the latest books that have arrived for the younger patrons
  • TEENS section have links to databases, college ideas, latest and greatest books for the kids reading chapter books to young adult books
  • LIBRARY SERVICES provides information on what the library provides, how to get a card, online catalog, policies, Library Board of Trustees information
  • CONTACT lets you tell us what you think  of the library; ideas for improvements, issues you might have. or just a congratulations you are doing a great job.

Coming Soon

  • BOOK REVIEWS will be added to for all ages, So please if yo have read a book write a short review and it could be published on the site
  • ADULTS showcases the latest library news  as well as great books that have arrived
  • ALLEN HAPPENINGS – If we know of an event in Allen it can be posted and promoted here
  • ALLEN HISTORY If we have history of the area, links or pictures we would be proud to show them off here.
  • more to come as we explore the possibilities…

As with all new projects this is one in development and will be updated and tweaked over the next few weeks.  Check back often to see what is in store for Allen, or stop by the library and help us out in its development.

Funding from Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the US Libraries Services & Technology Act have made the staff training and materials need to run it possible.  Without them we would not be able to provide up to-date technology in the Allen Library.