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Mercer County District Library

Summer Reading is On.....Online that is!

How it works...

Sign Up!

- Sign up!
- Create one account for the whole family
- Pick your library and program
- Add a reader for each member of your family - ALL AGES are welcome to join
- Register early to earn this special badge --->

Level Up!

- You earn points for reading or participating in virtual programs or activities
- The more you read and participate, the higher your level
- Earn special badges along the way
- Higher levels means more chances for prizes

Secret Codes!

- Be on the look out for secret codes
- Secret codes are your chance to earn extra bonus points
- You never know when and where they will pop up! Keep your eyes and ears open

Programs & Activities

- Our programs and activities are changing weekly
- The key is to check back in each week
- You do not want to miss out on any of the fun

MORE THAN JUST CURBSIDE....

We are continuing to fulfill your requests with our curbside services at all four MCDL locations. Starting today, June 1st, adult patrons may schedule a time to use a computer for up to one hour per day. Adult patrons must have a library card to use a computer. If you do not have a card, create a temporary card or for more details,  give us a call. 

Patrons may only enter the library buildings for scheduled critical computer use. All other services will be done via curbside. In addition to picking up requested items, staff will make copies, send faxes, and scan documents to email.

At this time, the State Library’s full cargo system is still not up and running, however, we are partnering with area libraries to gain access to as many items as possible for our patrons. When browsing the catalog, be sure to request items from the following locations: Celina, Chickasaw, St.Henry, Mendon, Ft.Recovery, Rockford, St.Marys, and Delphos. The SEO Libraries App is very helpful for browsing the catalog, placing holds, and checking your account. For curbside services at the main library in Celina, schedule your pickup time and/or make requests at mercerlibrary.org/curbside. As always, you can call any of our four library locations to schedule a pickup, request items, or just chat with staff. We miss you!!

Do you miss browsing the library’s collection? Do you not know exactly what you want? Let us do the browsing for you! Library staff find joy in trying to find the best items to meet your needs. Call us during regular library hours and chat with a familiar library staff member or place generic item requests using our Curbside Pickup Form using details such as:

  • a large print mystery book
  • books for my kids who are 1, 4, and 9 years old (throw in some coloring pages please)
  • health and fitness magazines
  • 3 chapter books for my son who loves sports
  • gardening books
  • Newly released action and adventure movies

Virtual Programs

For the kids....

Virtual Storytimes

Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Bink for live virtual storytimes every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am on Facebook. We may even have a special guest here and there. 

Summer Reading Kick Off Performer

Our Summer Reading Kick off performer will be performing virtually at 10:00 AM on June 5th. He will be performing "a Not-So-Grimm show" with comedy, juggling, and magic! Join our Facebook event for updates!

For the adults...

Live Trivia Night

We are partnering with Brew Nation and have moved our Library Trivia Nights online. Join us Thursday, June 4th and 18th at 7pm on Facebook. Prizes, courtesy of Brew Nation, will be mailed out to the top 3 winners! Good luck!

Library Apps and Databases

Libby App

Download Libby, by OverDrive for access to thousands of digital items including ebooks, audio ebooks, and magazines for all ages. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Lynda.com

Download Lynda.com to sharpen your skills with access to over 6,600 expert video tutorials, on software, digital arts, marketing, business, and 100’s of more topics.

SEO Libraries App

Download the SEO Libraries App to search the catalog, view your checkouts, renew materials, and manage holds

Ancestry Library Edition

Access U.S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; etc. Normally you must be present in the library to access this for free, but it is now available free to anyone anywhere through May with your library card. 

Tumble Books Library

TumbleBooks databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Use this username and password for the following:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
- K-6 math ebooks
- Grades 7-12 ebooks
- All ages audiobooks
- A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Use this username and password for the following:
Username: tumble735
Password: books
- K-6 children's ebook

Transparent Language

Transparent Language helps millions learn over 100 foreign languages. Download free language-learning software and start learning a language now

The library has access to more databases than highlighted above. Check them out here!

Other Resources

  • Covid 19 - Find the latest updates and news on Covid 19 in Ohio.
  • Census - Don't forget to fill out your 2020 Census if you haven't already. It takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • Unemployment - File for unemployment here or file weekly claims.
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