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About the 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

Michael Clegg
Associate Director  
Kim Quintrell
Bibliographic & IT  
David Sedestrom
Chief Financial Officer  
Cheryl Ferverda
Communications & Development 
Kendra Samulak
Human Resources  
Jim Gumbel
Curt Witcher
Special Collections & Genealogy 

Holiday closing schedule

January 1, 2015

         New Year's Day
April 5, 2015

May 24 & 25, 2015

  Memorial Day
July 3, 4, & 5, 2015

  Independence Day
September 6 & 7, 2015        
  Labor Day
November 26, 2015

  Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2015

  Christmas Eve
December 25, 2015

  Christmas Day
December 31, 2015
  Library Closes at       
 5PM New Year's Eve