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Check out all things teen at the virtual library. It is basically the only link teens need.

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National Engineers Week

Feb 21-26

Monday, Feb 21 -Take-n-Make - Robotic Claw

Wednesday, Feb 23 - Celina | 6pm - Circuits

Thursday, Feb 24 - Take-n-Make - Grabber

Pre-registration is not required 

Other Teen Stuff

Monday, Feb 7 - Celina at 6 pm: TAB Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 22  at 6 pm: Youth Book Club: When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead

The Children...What About the Children?

National Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 5, 10am-11am

Bring your child to the library and enjoy a special story time, craft and a snack.

Pre-registration is not required 

Craft Time

A variety of fun Take & Make Crafts will be available starting February 7th.

*While Supplies last*

Rooster Story Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am.

Children up to age 6 will have fun learning nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and listening to music.


Blind Date With a Book

Take a Chance, You May Fall in Love!

4 Rules For Dating Our Books

  • Pick your date ( A book...not a librarian.)
  • Read it (Take time to enjoy the company of a good book.)
  • Rate it
  • Enter to win a gift card from the Anchor


Stop by the library to pick up your date.

They will be patiently waiting on the adult book display.

February 1-28th

Bob Ross Paint Night

February 26th 10am 

Signup for a happy little morning of painting

with certified Bob Ross instructor, Judith Tolhurst

Open to Adults 16+

Pre-Registration required at the library.

Registration open February 12

$10 payment due at time of registration

*Limit 12 people*


Book Clubs

Thursday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm

BYOB Club Theme: Debut Novels


Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 pm

Good Reads: When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash


*Both Book Clubs are In Person or Zoom*


Contact Connie at to sign up

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Minecraft Escape Room

 February 21st.  

Grab your friends and family and race against the clock to escape the snowy tundra!

Age 10+

Groups of up to 6

Each participant must register individually.

Registration will open on the 1st of February


Register Here

Lego Night

Lego night will be held on Thursday, February 17th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

No age limit. 

Parental supervision required as some pieces are rather small. 

Lego night is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Family Night

Valentine's Day family night at the Marion Twp. Branch Library will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm. 

A Valentine's Day craft is included. 

No pre-registration required.

Marion Twp. Branch Library will be hosting "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on Saturday, February 5th from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Stop in for activities and crafts to do with your child.  No pre-registration needed--just drop in!

Blind Date With a Book

Start your February off with "Blind Date With a Book" at the Marion Twp. Branch Library.  Adults, during the month of February, check out one of our wrapped mystery date books.  Read the book, fill out the "Rate Your Date" slip and return it for a chance to win a gift certificate.

Mendon Branch Events

Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 8th at 4 pm: Book discussion of No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club. By Virginia Ironside. 

Take & Make Craft

Take and Make Valentine themed craft will be available starting February 1st

*While supplies last*

St.Henry Branch Events

Scavenger Hunt

Come see what's hiding in the library!

Weekly scavenger hunts for kids of all ages!

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 5 at 10:00 am & Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 pm. 

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!

↓ Register Below ↓

Register Here

Other Events

  • Rooster Story Hour: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am. Recommended age: Pre-School+ (or fully potty trained children)  
  • Pajama Story Hour: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Recommended age: Pre-School+ (or fully potty trained children)


*No pre-registration required for either event*

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday February 1st: The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

St. Henry: Wednesday, February 2nd: Great Beginnings Book Club: A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry.

Celina:  Thursday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm In Person/Zoom Meeting: BYOB Club Theme: Debut Novels

Mendon: Tuesday, February 8th at 4 pm: No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club. By Virginia Ironside. 

Celina: Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 pm In Person/Zoom Meeting: Good Reads: When Ghost Come Home by Wiley Cash

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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