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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

Monica Casanova
Public Services Manager


Holiday closing schedule

January 1, 2018 
New Year’s Day
April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
May 27-28, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend
July 4, 2018 
Independence Day
September 2-3, 2018

Labor Day Weekend
October 5, 2018
Staff Development Day
November 22, 2018
 Thanksgiving Day
December 24-25, 2018

Christmas Holiday

December 31, 2018
Library closes at
5pm New Year’s Eve