Friday, June 1, 2012

June 2012

Are YOU Ready?

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The library and its three branches will be CLOSED on Thurday, June 7 for the final migration to Symphony, our new automated circulation system.


Summer Hours
We are now on our shortened summer hours:

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
  ONE to ONE Computer Tutoring
 
· Computer Basics
 · Internet Basics
· Google
 · E-Mail
 · E-bay
 · Ebooks
 · Facebook
 · Microsoft Word Basics
 · Resumes
 · Microsoft Excel Basic
 · Digital Photography
 · Online Catalog
This summer the Mercer County District Library is offering FREE one hour tutoring sessions to help patrons with today’s ever-changing world of computers and 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.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS @ the library
 
Children's Summer Reading Program
Join us this summer as we explore dreams of all kinds at The Mercer County Library! We’ll kick off the program on Thursday, May 31ST @ 10am with a visit from our friend Ronald McDonald. Call or stop in to register for this fun-filled program.
From the dreams you have at night to what you dream to become, our Summer Reading Program will cover them all this year! Don’t forget we’ll be giving away prizes each week and you can enter the raffle just by reading books! Each time you return your books, keep track of them in your dream log and for every 5 books, you get a chance in the weekly drawing and get a sticker for your very own star.
Stop by the library to participate in games & contests throughout the summer. Be sure to enter the 10th annual summer reading program coloring contest, where winners will receive super cool prizes!
The Reading Program party will be held on Friday, July 20th @ 9:30am. Get ready to have some awesome fun with The Great Kaplan! His show will have you amazed and laughing and it’s fun for the whole family! There will be refreshments and balloons for all who attend. Certificates will be awarded to anyone who has read
at least 10 books.
STORY & CRAFT HOURS

From June 6h to July 11th, there will be special story and craft hours for children ages 6 to 10. On each Wednesday, from 10 to 11a.m., children will have fun as they learn about camping, dreaming, stars, outer space, and nighttime wildlife each week. Pre-registration is required for each session. Space for the story and craft hours is limited, so make sure to sign up one week in advance by stopping in or calling the library.

Sign-up Begins
Craft Theme
Date of Craft
May 30
“Dream Big @ Your Library”
June 6
June 6
“Camp Out!”
June 13
June 13
“Stars in Our Eyes”
June 20
June 20
“Possums, Raccoons, & Foxes, Oh My!”
July 27
June 27 - (No Craft on July 4th)
“Night Shivers”
July 11
SPECIAL EVENTS

 June 16th @ 10:00a.m. - Lego Block Party! Have fun creating your own Lego sculptures to be displayed in the library. The Lego creations will be voted on by the public in 2 categories: most unusual and most creative. Winners will receive a cool Lego prize. Lego blocks will be provided by the library.
June 22nd @ 10:00a.m. - We are hosting an astronomy program with Bill Grunden of St. Marys. Join us as Bill takes us on a fantastic tour of the night sky.
June 25th @ 10:00a.m. - Come discover the wild side. We will be having the Mercer County Wildlife Officer, Ryan Garrison here to show us the creatures that only come out at night!
July 11th 5:30pm – 8:00p.m. - Movie Night! The movie will be Monsters Inc. (rated G). The sign-up for movie night will begin Tuesday, July 3rd, with a limit of 40 adults and children. Pizza, popcorn and juice will be served. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets, as everyone will be sitting on the floor.
Teen Summer Reading Program

*NEW*  Summer Reading Program just for TEENS!!  If you are 13 to 18 years old then you can participate in the library's first ever Teen Summer Reading Program.   The programs begins on Monday, June 11 and ends with a wrap-up reception on Friday, August 10 at 2:00 pm. 
Read or listen to 3 books and then fill out an entry form.  Receive a small prize when you turn in the completed entry form.  Bi-weekly prize drawings will be held begininning on Monday, June 25th. 



2012 Adult Summer Reading Program

Once again, the library will be have the Adult Summer Reading Program. Read or listen to 5 books and then fill out an entry form.  Once your entry slip is filled, turn it in for a prize (while supplies last). Bi-weekly prize drawings will begin on July 6. There will be a wrap-up reception and grand prize drawing on Friday, August 31 at 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served at the reception!!

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

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