Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 2012

New Library Cards

We have new cards! Cards of the future! By that, we mean that they have a picture of our beautiful library and a key chain card as well. New users get them for free when they sign up for an account. If you already have a card and you want to replace your old one, it costs $1.00. It's not necessary, but it looks super awesome and all the cool kids have one. 

September is also library card sign up month. To register, all you have to do is bring in a form of photo id. Users under the age of eighteen need to bring a parent or guardian, and you need to be older than six. The first card is free, so stop by and sign up! 

CSLP teen posterTeen Summer Reading Program

This year was the first Teen Summer Reading Program at the Mercer County District Library. It's a great opportunity for recent graduates of the Children's Summer Reading Program to read slightly more challenging books and interact with other teen readers. This year the grand prize was a Kindle Fire and the winner was Lauren Duncan. Also, Natalie Lutz, Tara Abner, Karlee Huber, Katy Schindler, Haley Sudman, Megh Patel, and Turner Wendel won prizes along the way. Well done! 

This will be held every summer, so readers between the ages of 13-18 have a chance to win some really great prizes. The more you read (or listen, because audiobooks count), the more times your name gets entered in the lottery. But instead of being chosen to fight in an arena of twenty-four other kids, all you get is a Kindle. Not as thrilling, but probably more desirable. 

Winter Hours and Closings

Summer's over, and so are the library's days of closing at six. We will be closed on Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 4th this year. After that we will be on our winter hours, which are as follows:

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wii Gaming Night

Back by popular demand, the library's monthy Wii Gaming night will be held Friday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmKids ages 8 to 13 are invited to come to the library and challenge their friends in with a popular Wii game. Pizza and pop will be served. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Sign-up begins August 31.

Bedtime Storytime
September 27
All preschool age children are invited to come in their pajamas and listen to nursery rhymes and bedtime stories.
Teddy bears and blankies are welcome.
Cookies and milk will be served. 

End of Computer Class Season

As of the first of this month, there are no more one-on-one computer tutoring sessions available, as most of our tutors have gone back to college, where they ironically study in fields completely unrelated to computers. Still, we hope we were able to help answer all of your questions!
Between the Covers -
2012 Adult Summer Reading Program
Grand Prize Winners 

Mercer County District Public Library held its annual Adult Summer Reading Program Wrap-up luncheon and Grand Prize Drawing on Friday, August 31, 2012. Winners were: Jacqui Amstutz – a Nook Glowlight, Marilyn Nelson - $50 Gas card, and Janie Overley – an MP3 player. Guests enjoyed a light lunch before the drawing. This event was sponsored by the Mercer County Library Friends of the Library. The winners were drawn from over 450 entries collected throughout the summer. Each participant read 5 books for a chance to win bi-weekly drawings in addition to the grand prize drawing held at the close of the program. The library would like to thank The Friends of the Library and McDonalds of Celina for their generous donations to the program. (Pictured is Jacqui Amstutz of Celina, the grand prize winner)

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