Mayor Gentry Jones proclaimed Allen Public Library Day on October 22, 1967, when the Allen Public Library (APL) first opened its doors as an all-volunteer organization. The library became a city department in 1971. In February 2005, the library opened in its current location at 300 North Allen Drive.
First Floor Layout
|Second Floor Layout|
In addition to a variety of amenities, the current facility includes a convenient drive-through drop-off box located on the south side of the building, off Coats Drive. Books, videos and other library materials can be returned any time using the drive-through.
The library also features a café located in the gallery operated by Food for Thought Market & Cafe. Operating hours and specials can be found on their Facebook page.