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

Holiday closing schedule

January 1, 2016

         New Year's Day
March 27, 2016

May 29 & 30, 2016

  Memorial Day
July 3 & 4, 2016

  Independence Day
September 4 & 5, 2016

  Labor Day
September 30, 2016

  Staff Development Day
November 24, 2016

  Thanksgiving Day
December 23-26, 2016

  Christmas Holiday
December 31, 2016
     Library Closes at 5PM 
New Year's Eve