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Message from the Director

As the director of the Mercer County District Libraries, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and highlight some of the services and resources we have provided to our communities.

We have continued to work hard to adapt and continue serving our community in the safest way possible. This has included offering curbside pickup at all four library locations, 24/7 hold lockers, and the Ohio Digital Library and the Libby app, which allow you to download and read (or listen) to books instantly. Learn new skills remotely with LinkedIn Learning.  Visit one of our Little Free Libraries in our smaller communities and provide materials when you’re visiting your favorite park. Lendable hotspots allow you to take the internet with you on vacation or bridge a gap you may have while changing local internet service providers at home. 

In addition to these resources, we have also continued to partner with the Ohio Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits to anyone in need. This has been a challenging partnership, but we are committed to meeting the needs of our community as long as needed..

Programming has come to the forefront of our services and we have been able to offer engaging programs for all ages at all four of our library locations. These have included weekly storytimes, monthly book discussions, and a variety of other programs for all ages. We have also been fortunate to have Rieley, our new Teen Services Coordinator, working with our Teen Advisory Board to offer readers advisory, new programs like escape rooms, video gaming competitions, and much more for teens.

Looking forward to 2023, we are all committed to continuing to be an integral part of the communities we serve. We will continue to look for new and innovative ways to partner with organizations to meet community needs, and we will continue to offer a wide range of services and resources to meet the diverse needs of our patrons.

Thank you for your continued support of the Mercer County District Libraries. It really is a privilege to be serving our community as the Director of the Mercer County District Library, and I look forward to seeing each of you in the coming year, when you come in to utilize what all our libraries have to offer you.  Whether that be for books, technology, programs, the mineral collection, a COVID-19 Home Test Kit or just a friendly face, we are here for you.  As always, if you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please share them with me.


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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
United States