Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 2010


The library will close at 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 14th for the Staff Christmas party. Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25ththe library will be CLOSED ALL DAY  to observe the Christmas holiday. Also, on December 31st, the library will be open from 9am-12pm and January 1st it will be CLOSED ALL DAY for the New Year!!! Happy Holidays from your library staff!

Christmas Family Day

On December 18th at 1:00pm, we will be having a Christmas Family Day. Come with the whole family and enjoy a family craft, games, listen to a story and some snacks. Space is limited to family tables. Parents must accompany the children. Call and sign up today.
Talking Book Services

For those individuals who are legally blind, are visually impaired, or have a learning disability, the library offers a program where an individual who has any of the above mentioned conditions may borrow a Talking Book cassette player and cassette tapes on a variety of subjects and reading preferences. The entire program is free of charge. Call the library for further details or if there are any questions concerning the program. 
Cell Phone Notices

The Mercer County District Library now offers another convenient customer service: text message notices. Borrowers opting for this service will receive text messages to their cell phones when requested materials are on hold for them. If a borrower has unlimited texting in their cell phone plan, there is no charge for this service—making this the most convenient way of all to receive notices from your library.
Story Times

Join us with your little ones on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am for finger plays, nursery rhymes, singing, dancing and a story. Children up to age 6 are invited. They will be doing different things on Tuesday and Thursday so you are more than welcome to come for both days. **Santa will be here on Tuesday, December 21st @ 10:30am**

Audio Book

Are you planning on going away for the holidays? Don’t forget to come to the library and check out our selection of audio books for the car ride. We have books on cassette as well as books on CD. If you don’t find something that interests you on our shelves, we can order it in for you from another library which usually only takes a couple days if it is on another libraries’ shelf. If you have an MP3 player or iPod, check out our iDownloads on the card catalog. If you need assistance, please contact the library

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Monday, November 22, 2010

November 2010

Thanksgiving Family Day

Join us for the Charlie Brown“feast”! Fun for the entire family. Do a craft, play games and enjoy the “feast”. Space is limited to family tables. Parents must accompany the children. Call and sign up today!


The library will be closed on Thursday, November 25th all day to observe Thanksgiving.We will reopen on Friday, November 26th at 9am.

Recycle Inkjet Cartridges

Help the environment and your library. Bring in your empty cartridges and we will recycle them. The Friends of the Library uses the money to support library programs. The list of accepted cartridges is at the library. We do ask that you put the empty cartridges in plastic baggies for us.

Home-bound Library Service
Are you not able to get out of your home? Do you know someone who loves to read but is unable to make it to the library? The library offers a service called home-bound delivery.  We have 2 staff members who will deliver materials tailored to the patron’s interests on a regular basis, usually once a month. Large print books, cassette books and books on CD are very popular with home-bound patrons. This service provides many hours of diversion for the home-bound patrons; as well as an enjoyable personal visit with a member of the library staff. Call the library to arrange a visit.

Microsoft Office

The library has upgraded 8 of the public internet computers to include Microsoft Office 2007. There is a significantdifference in the newer version and if you need assistance using it, please don’t hesitate to ask. The library also offers free computer classes including one on Microsoft Word 2007. Please stop at the desk for more information.

Mineral Tours

The Langsdon Rock & Mineral Collection is available for viewing during regular library hours.  Free guided field trips are offered for educational groups of any age level. Participants get hands on experience using our gold miner’s pans and kits. These programs are flexible, depending upon the age group and the goals of the leader. These mineral tours are lead by Professor Ken Strickland and Marilyn Thobe.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

October 2010

Browsing Collection
We are proud to announce that the library has added a “browsing collection”. What does this mean? That you will have a chance to get your hands on the most popular books without having to wait in line for them. Come in and look on the “NEW” bookshelf for books with a “Browsing Collection” label, bring it to the desk to check out. You will then have 14 days to read it and they cannot be renewed. Look for newly released fiction and popular authors.

Fall Author Program
Are you In The Same Boat? You’re invited to join humor columnist and fellow frazzled mom Mary Beth Weisenburger on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. at the Richardson-Bretz building located behind the library on Fulton Street. 

Blood Drive at the Library
Interested in giving the gift of life? The library is hosting a blood drive and we’d like to invite you to join us and donate life-saving blood on Saturday, October 30th from 11am to 3pm. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS to get a donation appointment.

Good Reads!
Join Mercer County Library’s newest Book Discussion Group. They meet on the 3rdTuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Please pre-register by calling 419-586-4442 or emailing Connie Gray at The first meeting is Tuesday, October 19th. The book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s  last thirty years—from the soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.” Don’t miss out, call today to pre-register!

Halloween Story and Craft Hours
Children ages 6 to 10 may come to the Halloween Story and Craft hour on October 23rd from 10am to 11am. Enjoy doing a craft, playing games and listening to a story. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 30 children. Stop in or call the library!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 2010

Fall and Winter Hours

We will be open later for your convenience! Our hours starting September 7 will be:
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday CLOSE

Preschool Pajama Time

All preschool age children are invited to come in their pajamas and listen to nursery rhymes, do finger plays,  listen to a bedtime story and do an evening activity too! Come and join us on  Thursday, September 30th at 7:00pm. Pajama time is the last Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!!

FREE Computer Classes

The Mercer County District Library has been offering free computer classes to the public for over 10 years. There is absolutely no charge to attend, and anyone is welcome. Sign-up at the circulation desk or by calling the library, there is a limit of the first 6 people in the class. The classes are hands on in a computer lab setting. Currently the library offers six different classes. September schedule is as follows: 
Friday, September 10 - Computer Basics
Friday, September 17 - Digital Photography
Friday, September 24 - Internet 101
**All classes are from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.**

Based on the Book Discussion Group
The discussion group centers around books that were made into movies. Adult patrons are            invited to read the book, listen to the book or watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the First Thursday of every month. We will compare various passages from the book with the movie's interpretations. Come to The Mercer County Library and enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet with fellow book lovers. Pre-register at the desk or by calling the library (419) 586-4442

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