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Celina Library Events

Summer Reading is Here!

Get ready for an eventful Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is Oceans of Possibilities. The main library and all three branches have exciting programs and awesome take and make crafts. Be sure to sign up if you haven't yet!

Sign up here! Make sure you log all you minutes online. There will be secret codes again this year that give you extra points.

Check Out Celina's Summer Reading Flyer Here!

Kick Off Party

Friday, June 3rd at 10am

Stop by and be amazed by the magnificent Magic Nate!  

Teen Events

Vitrtual Library

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

Check it out here.

Weekly Teen Crafts

Mondays (except 7/4)

11AM | Ages 13 - 17

 

June 6 | Cricut Stickers

June 13 | Sushi Candles

June 20 | Paper Boats

June 27 | Beach Scenes

July 11 | Bottle Jellies

July 18 | DIY Ecosphere

 Friday/Saturday June 24/25

Race to see which team will be the first to finish!

  • Up to 12 players
  • Registration required
  • Ages 10+ *no exceptions*

Teen Trivia Night

Trivia night at Biggby

June 14 5p-7p

Other Teen Stuff

Monday, May 12 at  12pm: TAB Meeting

Tuesday, June 28 at 11:30am Youth Book Club:

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

 

The Children...What About the Children?

Grab & Go Crafts

Stop by and grab everything you need to make a themed craft each week.

Ages 6-12

Starting the week of June 6th

Week 1 | Myths about the Oceans

Week 2 | Food from the Oceans

Week 3 | Sharks in the Oceans

Week 4 | Beaches by the Oceans

Week 5 | Reefs of the Oceans

Week 6 | Tentacles of the Oceans

Week 7 | Helping save the Oceans

Story Time

Tuesdays at 10:30AM

Ages 0 - 6

Activity Story TIme

Thursdays at 10:30AM

Join us for a craft and story on some days and play and a story on other days! It is sure to be a fun time!

Ages 0 - 6

Family Fun Days

Fridays at 10AM

Bring the entire family to these super fun events!

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Adults

Summer Reading

Sign up online for adult summer reading for your chance to win prizes in our weekly drawings.

Complete one of the following for an entry:
Read 1 adult/YA book
Listen to 1 audiobook
Read 10 magazines
Read 15 picture books w/ kids
Attend an Adult Summer Reading event

Sign Up For Summer Reading Here

Acrylic Paint Party

June 4th at 10am

Join us for a 2¬Ĺ hour long instructional session with local artist Debby Gregory. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment of $15 is due at time of registration.

Register today!

Book Clubs

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm
BYOB Club Theme: A book you've been meaning to try again.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 pm
Good Reads: News of the Week by Paulette Jiles

 

*Both Book Clubs are In-person or Zoom*

Contact Connie at connieg@mercerlibrary.org to sign up

 

 

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Check Out Marion's Summer Reading Flyer Here

Kick Off Party

Monday, June 6th at 1:30 pm 

 The Summer Reading kickoff party will be at the library hosting Brukner Nature Center. 

Everyone that is registered for our summer reading program by June 5th will be entered into a drawing for Dayton Dragons tickets that will be given away at the kickoff party.

 

Scavenger Hunt

Starting June 6th 

There will be a scavenger hunt on the Marion Bike Path. Find the letters on the signs that are randomly on the bike path. 

Turn in your letters for a code to earn extra points.

Monday, June 13th at 1:30 pm AND 3 pm. -Grand Lake St. Marys Park District will be presenting and the craft will be an octopus.

Tuesday, June 14th -- Family night.  6:30 pm.  The craft will be a crab.  

Thursday, June 16th - 6:30 to 7:30 pm - Lego night.   No age limit. Parental supervision required as some pieces are rather small. Lego night is the third Thursday of every month.

Monday, June 20th at 1:30 pm AND 3 pm.  -- Grumpy Goat Experiment will be presenting and the craft will be a shark puppet.

Monday, June 27th at 1:30 pm AND 3 pm -- Soil & Water Conservation District will be presenting and the craft will be a PB jar aquarium.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 7th -- Book discussion in the library basement at 7 pm.  The book being discussed is Eternal by Lisa Scottoline.  

The book for July will be After the End by Clare Mackintosh.

 

Reserve your copy of After the End

Other Events

  • Story hour every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. No pre-registration required.
  • Senior Citizens play cards every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm.¬† Just drop in.

 

Mendon Branch Events

Check Out Mendon's Summer Reading Flyer Here

Summer Reading

Join us every Wednesday June 8-July 13 for a fun filled hour!

WEEK 1  - JUNE 8-Discover Treasure
WEEK 2 - JUNE 15-Our Blue Planet
WEEK 3 - JUNE 22-Explore New Depths
WEEK 4 - JUNE 29 -State Park Ocean Creatures

 

Take & Make Craft

Take and Make Father's Day crafts will be available available starting Monday, June 6th

*While supplies last*

 

 

Book Discussion

June 14th at 4:00 pm: Book discussion of
Waiting On the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton. 

 

 

 

 

Other Events

  • Storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am.¬†

           No pre-registration required.

 

St.Henry Branch Events

Check Out St Henry's Flyer Here

Kick Off Party

Wednesday, June 8 at 11:00 am

Kick off the Summer Reading Program with the Grand Lake Mariners!

Join us for crafts and our Rooster Story Hour at 10:00 am followed by a story and activities with players from the Grand Lake Mariners.

Family Night

 Monday, June 13 at 6:30 pm

Ahoy! Calling all cartographers (a fancy word for map makers) for a fun evening of crafts with the family. Bring the whole crew to make "vintage" maps inspired by old sea and pirate maps.

All ages welcome.

Nemo Escape Race

Monday, June27th

Race to see which team will be the first to finish!

  • Up to 12 players
  • Registration required
  • Ages 10+ *no exceptions*

Great Beginnings Book Club

Join us Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 am for coffee and book discussion. This month is BYOB...bring your own book!

Bring any book of your choice and tell us all about it. 

Next month's pick, If for Any Reason by Courtney Walsh, will be available for pick up following the meeting.

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

St. Henry: Wednesday, June 1st at 9:30 am:
This month is BYOB...bring your own book! Bring any book of your choice and tell us all about it. 

Celina:  Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm-In Person/Zoom Meeting: BYOB Club Theme: A book you've been meaning to try again.

Marion: Tuesday June 7th at 7:00pm:
Eternal by Lisa Scottoline.  

Mendon: Tuesday, June 14th at 4 pm: Waiting On the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton. 

Celina: Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 pm-In Person/Zoom Meeting: Good Reads:
News of the Week by Paulette Jiles

 

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