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Mercer County District Library

Celina Events

Goosebumps Escape Room

Mark your calendar and set a reminder for October 22 and 23 because you won't want to miss our spooky new escape room!

Open to ages 10 and up

 Groups of 6 or less.

Registration is required!

Please register everyone in your group individually.

Registration Opens 10/8/2021 

Book Sale

Stop by our Book Sale Friday Oct 8th from 9-8 or Saturday Oct 9th from 9-5.

Dollar Bag Day on Saturday.

All Things Teen

Virtual Library


Be sure to check out the Teen Virtual Library every month! 

The virtual library has links to all teen events happening at the Main Library and is updated monthly.


Teen Book Club

Tuesday October 26 at 6PM

The Teen Grab and Go Book Club selection for September is No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen


Reserve your copy below.‚Üď

Reserve your copy of No Fixed Address here.


TAB meeting Wednesday October 6 at 6PM.  This is open to grades 6-12. Fill out the TAB Application to join or  come to one meeting and check it out first to see how much you will love it.

  • Youth Services¬†Discord¬†- open to everyone in Mercer County 13-18

The Children...What About the Children???


October 30th from 10am-12pm, stop by Mercer County Fairgrounds and touch all the trucks!

Grab & Go Bag

October will feature multiple fall themed Grab & Go bags. Stop by the children's section of the library and grab one. 

*While supplies last.*

Duck Hunt

To kick off duck hunting season the library will be having their very own duck hunt!

Starting Sept 30th, there will be many numbered ducks hidden throughout the library. When you find a duck, bring it to the librarians so we can check it off of our list and know how many ducks are still out there. Then you get to take your duck and a piece of candy home with you.

This will continue until there are no more ducks left and an announcement will be made on Facebook when all of them have been found.



Other Events

Trivia Night

Join the Mercer County District Library at Brew Nation on October 21st for Trivia Night.

Top three winners receive gift certificates and bragging rights amongst their friends.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING:¬†BYOB Theme: Celebrate Halloween, Spooky, Historical, Cozy ‚Äď whatever you choose

Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING: Good Reads: The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin 



Contact Connie at to sign up

Reserve your copy of The Children's Blizzard here

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Halloween Family Night

Halloween family night will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 pm.  Children may wear their costumes. Craft is included, no pre-registration required.



Lego Night

Lego night is back!  Thursday, October 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 

No age limit. 

Parental supervision required as some pieces are rather small.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm: 

This month's book is is The Obsession by Nora Roberts.


Reserve The Obsession Here

Mendon Branch Events

Craft Time

  • Children's take-and-make crafts will be available starting October 4th


  • Also starting October 4th: Come to the library to decorate and take a real pumpkin home. This craft is open to everyone, so stop by with your family or by yourself.¬†

*Both crafts are only available while supplies last!*

Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 12th at 4 pm: 

Book Discussion: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle.

Reserve your copy of In Five Years here

St.Henry Branch Events

Rooster Story Hour

Every Wednesday at 10:00am 

Recommended age: Pre-School+ (or fully potty trained children) 

Pajama Story Hour

Every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM  Looking for a fun activity to do with your children in the evening? Stop by the Library and enjoy a story with your children.

Pre-registration is no longer required for either story hour. 

Tales to Tails

Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 am

Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 pm.

Does your child love to read or maybe needs a confidence boost when reading aloud?

Tales to Tails helps young readers build reading confidence without the pressure of peers or adults.

Have your child read to Eli the Golden Retriever, a certified service dog who loves listening to stories!

Pre-registration required.

Stop in or call the library to reserve your time slot (419) 678-3128  

Great Beginnings Book Club

Wednesday, October 6 at 9:30 am.

The book club will be meeting to discuss "The Wish" by Beverly Lewis

The November pick will be "A Long Time Comin'" by Robin W. Pearson and can be picked up after the October meeting.

Reserve your copy of A Long Time Comin' here

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm: The Obsession by Nora Roberts   

St Henry: Wednesday,  October 6th at 9:30 am: The Wish by Beverly Lewis          

Celina BYOB: Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 pm: Theme: Celebrate Halloween Spooky, Historical, Cozy ‚Äď whatever you choose¬†

Mendon: Tuesday, October 12th at 4 pm: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Celina Good Reads: Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 pm: Good Reads: The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

Other Resources


  • Covid 19 Vaccine - Find the latest information on the Covid 19 vaccine in Ohio
  • Mercer County Health Dept.- Find the latest local Covid 19 updates and vaccine information here.
  • Covid 19¬†-¬†Find the latest updates and news on Covid 19 in Ohio.
  • Unemployment¬†- File for unemployment here or file weekly claims

Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
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