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About ACPL

The Library is a service institution. It seeks to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the entire community by providing books and other library materials, facilities, and professional services for free use by all residents.

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

Stephanny Smith
Community Engagement Manager

Denise Davis
Strategic Initiatives Manager

Monica Casanova
Public Services Manager


Holiday closing schedule

 January 1-2, 2017 
  New Year’s Holiday
 April 16, 2017
  Easter Sunday
 May 28-29, 2017
  Memorial Day
 July 4, 2017 
  Independence Day
 September 3-4, 2017

  Labor Day 
 September 29, 2017
  Staff Development Day
November 23, 2017
   Thanksgiving Day
 December 24-26, 2017

  Christmas Holiday

 December 31, 2017
  Library closes at 5 pm
New Year’s Eve