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A Brief History

The Allen County Public Library has been part of the social and cultural fabric of Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding communities since 1895. Then known as the Fort Wayne Public Library, it served residents with 3606 volumes in a room in City Hall. Since then it has grown to consist of the main library in downtown Fort Wayne and thirteen branches in the city and outlying communities. 

Fort Wayne has been cited as the Best Read City in the United States by Places Rated Almanac, due in large part to the library's collection and patrons' use of it.

Management Team

Greta Southard

Kim Quintrell

Collection and Information Technology Services Manager

David Sedestrom
Chief Financial Officer  
Kendra Samulak
Human Resources  
Curt Witcher
Special Collections & Genealogy 

Stephanny Smith
Community Engagement Manager

Denise Davis
Strategic Initiatives Manager

Holiday closing schedule

January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day
April 21, 2019 Easter
May 26-27, 2019 Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 Independence Day
August 23, 2019 Staff Development Day
September 1-2, 2019 Labor Day
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
December 24-25, 2019 Christmas Holiday
December 31, 2019 Library closes at 
5pm New Year’s Eve