Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2012

Children's Summer Reading
On July 20th, the Children's Summer Reading Program came to an end. Children, parents, and grandparents alike all gathered in the library to watch the Great Kaplan on that Friday morning. A good time was had by all. 

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.

Also don't miss the Great Kaplan at the Mercer County Fair in the Kids Tent!!

The NEW Teen Summer Reading Program 

If you are 13 to 18 years old, you can still participate in the library's first ever Teen Summer Reading Program. It's not too late to read or listen to three books (or more). Prizes are still being given away in the bi-weekly drawings and the grand prize drawing at the wrap-up reception on Friday, August 10 at 2:00 pm.
Adult Summer Reading Program 

Don't forget about 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 are still going on.  There will be a wrap-up reception and grand prize drawing, a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, on Friday, August 31 at 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served at the reception!!

 One on One Computer Tutoring Sessions
***Don't wait! Classes Ending in Mid-August***
· 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.  Take advantage of this opportunity while you can. The summer is winding down and our tutors will be packing up and heading back to college in the following weeks.   Contact the library today to schedule your personalized tutoring session.

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (Dewey Edition)
Do you know the Muffin Man? The Muffin Man....(Don't worry, we won't break out into song. We'll save that for story time). But have you been visiting our facebook page? Did you know that we even had one? Well, GREAT NEWS! We are on facebook and you will want to find us, like us, and follow us. Also don't forget to share us with all your fellow facebookers. It's not that difficult, just type Mercer County District Library into the search bar. Not only does your staff keep you up to date on information and library events, but now on Wednesdays, we will be testing your dewey decimal number knowledge. If you can be the first to correctly identify the topic of the dewey decimal number listed, you can win some awesome prizes. What are you waiting for? Check the page often, and of course, don't forget to play 'Do You Know Dewey?' on Wednesdays!!!

Annual Lake Festival Book Sale

On July 27th and 28th, the Friends of the Library hosted their annual Lake Festival book sale. A aproximately $800.00 worth of books and book related items were sold.

If you missed the book sale, or maybe if you just want another chance to peruse through the gently used books and book-related items, the Friends of the Library bookstore is open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go ahead, check out the bookstore located directly north of the library on North Main Street. 

Your clean gently used donations are always accepted and be dropped off at the library or the bookstore. 

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