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National Library Week Contest

April 5-10th:They say "Don't judge a book by its cover" but... can you identify a book by its cover? Enter to win prizes by trying to recognize a book by its cover without the title or author printed on it. You can enter one guess for each book we have displayed. Each correct guess equals one ticket for the drawing.  We will have an adult version and and children's version.  Winners will be selected on April 12th.

Celina Events

Take and Make Crafts

This month we will be offering an Easter Take and Make Craft. Stop by and pick it up while supplies last


In-Person Storytime

Miss Amy and Miss Bink are so happy to be able to see the kids in person again and their storytimes are  better than ever! Be sure to register for in-person story  at Only ten people(children and adults) per storytime so be sure to register ASAP for your chance to enjoy one of our highly entertaining storytimes!


Thursday, April 1st at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING: BYOB Club Theme: Book You Chose Because of the Cover. 


Tuesday,  April 20th at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING: Good Reads: American Dirt   by Jeanine Cummins


Thursday,  May 6th at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING: BYOB Club Theme: Historical Fiction


Contact Connie at to sign up

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

National Library Week

Help us celebrate National Library Week (April 4 - 10, 2021).  This is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support.  

The theme for National Library Week 2021 is "Welcome to Your Library." 

During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities' demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users' needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning. 

Stop in the library and get your picture taken with our ‚Äúlibrary butterfly‚ÄĚ and get a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Maria Stein Dairy Station.¬† Also stop in and get our take and make craft, which in April will be a butterfly.¬† These crafts will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Book Discussion

Book discussion group Book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm in the library basement.  The book being discussed this month is "A Good Neighborhood" by Therese Anne Fowler.

Next month's book will be "Playing Nice" by J. P. Delaney.

Mendon Branch Events

Take & Make Craft

Hop down to the library for an EGG-cellent Easter craft, available while supplies last. 

Book Club

Tuesday April 13th at 4 pm: Book Discussion at the Annex Building. Masks will be required. We will be discussing The Cherry Cola Book Club By Ashton Lee.

St.Henry Branch Events

Spring Preschool Storytime

We are bringing Storytime back!

April 6th 6:30pm-7:15pm

April 7th 10:00am-10:45am.

Please only register for one, it will be the same Storytime both times.

Preregistration is required. 

Register Here

Book Club

Great Beginnings Book Club: The Book for this month  is Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin.

This is a Grab and Go Book Club. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book and a fun filled packet that will include discussion questions, history and a recipe or two with each copy of the book.

Book Clubs

Celina: Thursday, April 1 at 6:30 pm: BYOB Club - Theme: Book You Chose Because of the Cover
Marion: Tuesday, April 6  at 6:30 pm: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
Mendon: Tuesday, April 13 at 4 pm: The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
Celina: Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm: Good Reads: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Celina: Thursday, May, 6 at 6:30 pm: BYOB Club - Theme: Historical Fiction

We Will Miss You Connie

Connie's Retirement

Connie's last day at the library was 3/31/21. Join us in not only wishing her well but thanking her for more than 43 years of dedicated service to our libraries and the communities they serve. Thank you Connie, for EVERYTHING you have done to help the library run smoothly. You will be sorely missed.

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.
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Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
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