Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 2011

Closings and New Hours

The library will be CLOSED on May 30th for Memorial Day! We will reopen Tuesday, May 31st on our summer hours. The summer hours will be: 
Monday – 9am to 6pm

Tuesday – 9am to 6pm
Wednesday – 9am to 8pm
Thursday – 9am to 6pm
Friday – 9am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – CLOSED

Know it Now

Know it Now is a live online information service provided free of charge for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library and The Mercer County Library. You can now text your question to a librarian 24/7 to 66746. You are welcome to ask any kind of question you like; however, questions that have short, factual answers are most effectively handled through texting. KnowItNow24x7 does not charge for this service; however, your phone carrier's regular text message and data rates apply.


Amazon says its Kindle e-reader will get the ability to load e-books from public libraries later this year. They are currently working with OverDrive Inc. to make the system compatible with the Kindle

Staff Monthly Picks

Janie’s pick this month is “The Good Daughters” by Joyce Maynard. Ruth is sensitive and artistic and can’t seem to understand her farmer father and cold mother. Dana, who grows up to be a scientist, is constantly seeking grounding and stability, thanks to her flighty parents and her loosey-goosey childhood. The girls are friends of a sort, mainly 
thrust together in the “isn’t-itcute-they-share-a-birthday” sense. They each have intricate, complicated relationships with Ruth’s father and with Dana’s brother. As they grow up and find their places in the world, family secrets come to light and their worlds slowly begin to make sense

What's Next?

Are you trying to remember the name of the third Redemption Series book? What about the second Agatha Raisen book or the fourth Alex Cross book? The Kent District Library has been doing this for years by publishing their What’s Next?: Books in Series for over 10 years. This includes a version for youth books. Their website is free. The majority of the website is text only which should make mobile access easier to access than other sources.

For more information, visit our website www.mercer.lib.oh.us