Management Team

Kim Quintrell
Director Collection & Info Tech Service

David Sedestrom
Chief Financial Officer  

Kendra Samulak
Director Human Resources

Curt Witcher
Director Special Collections

Stephanny Smith
Director Community Engagement

Denise Davis
Director Strategic Initiatives/Interim Director

Kimberly Bolan
Director Public Services

A Brief History

In 2020 the Allen County Public Library is celebrating 125 years of enriching our community through lifelong learning and discovery. Over the decades the library has  grown to consist of the main library in downtown Fort Wayne and thirteen branches in the city and outlying communities. 

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library is the second largest family research center in the United States. Visitors from across the country and around the world rely on the Genealogy Center for its international collection of physical resources; free access to numerous databases; and knowledgeable staff. 

ACPL has also joined with the Friends of the Lincoln Collection to build the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research. The center, scheduled to open April 2021, will showcase the immense collection of lectures, photos, and other original documents related to our nation’s 16th president that the library houses and curates.

In 2019 the library was visited 2.18 million times. The library’s holdings consisted of 2.49 million items, with a circulation total of 4.54 million physical items. That is in addition to a usage rate of almost 5.7 million for the library’s electronic materials.   

Holiday Closing Schedule

January 1, 2020

New Year’s Day

April 12, 2020

Easter

May 24-25, 2020

Memorial Day

July 3-4, 2020

Independence Day

September 6-7, 2020

Labor Day

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

December 24-25, 2020

Christmas Holiday

December 31, 2020

Library closes at 
5pm New Year’s Eve