Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 2011

NEW DATABASE Now Available
Chilton ® products have set the standard for reference sources for Do-It-Yourself automotive enthusiasts and professionals. The online database, with more than 45 years of information on auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and more is made easier for mechanics of any experience level. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures help to simplify even the most arduous tasks. This new database is provided to patrons by the SEO Library Consortium. To gain access, just follow the link on the library’s website ( and then enter your Library Card Number.

Adult Summer Reading
The 2011 Adult Summer Reading Program will come to an end on Friday, August 27th. There will be a small reception at 12:00 noon with light refreshments. The final drawings will be held including the winner of the grand prize, a NOOK eReader.
Throughout the summer, for every five books patrons read or listened to patrons could fill out an entry form and have a chance to win prizes in the bi-weekly drawings. The more patrons have read the better the chances to win great prizes. 

Children and Young Adult
Even though the Children’s Summer Reading Program is over, don’t forget to visit the library for books and more throughout the year.The children’s department is always adding new items to its collection in many formats (books, audio, video). Preschool Story Hour is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am, all year long. Outreach is available for schools, preschools and other groups. In addition, special events and Holiday story & craft hours are also planned. Stop in to learn more.

One to One Computer Tutoring
Continuing until August 31st, the Mercer County District Library is offering FREE one hour tutoring sessions to help patrons with today’s ever-changing world of computers & technology. Choose from 12 topics or request an additional subject. The sessions will be held during regular library hours. Contact the library today to schedule your personalized tutoring session. 

A Final Thought

Gaming in the Library.  We have a couple of people who love to play the Wii (or dance to the themes).  Anyone have any thoughts?  Should we start Gaming in the library?