Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 2012

July 2012

THANK YOU!!!!                       
The library would like to thank everyone for being very patient and cooperating with us as we migrated to the new system.  And in case some of you are still having problems accessing our catalog, here is our new link!
Tips for navigating the new catalog:                                             
  • Log-in using the option in the top left corner before navigating the catalog.  This will prevent you from logging in every time you go to place a hold.
  • You can use the "My Account" button to see your holds list, place or suspend holds, and renew items.

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.

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!!
*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. 

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 and 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 for the final story and craft hour begins on June 27 and it occurs on July 11th.  The story and craft is our "Night Shivers" movie night!!! THERE IS NO STORY AND CRAFT ON JULY 4TH! 
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.
The book sale is back! It will be on July 27 and July 28.  The book sale will go from 9-6 on Friday and 9-5 on Saturday.  On Saturday you can get a whole back of books for $1!!!!!!!! WHAT A DEAL!!!!

What Tree is it?
Have you ever come across a tree, or part of a tree, and wondered what kind of tree it is?  Well now you can find out! OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) has created a help website for identifying trees.  The website opens with a few options: "Identify by Leaf," "Identify by fruit," and "Identify by name."  Select the option you want to identify the tree by and follow the map selecting the picture that looks like the tree.  Eventually the website will come up with a result for you!  The website is even available on your mobile phone so you don't have to remember what the tree looks like when you go back to your house!

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