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Curbside Updates

Following local, state, and federal directives and guidelines, the Mercer County District Library is happy to be offering limited curbside services to patrons at all four locations beginning Monday, May 4th.

Patrons may place specific item(s) requests using our online catalog ( or by calling the library at 419-586-4442. Make note when placing holds, that items from within our area libraries will arrive sooner as delivery services from outside of our area are currently suspended.

Patrons can schedule a time to pick up their holds and/or make general item requests by calling any of the four Mercer County District Library locations. Celina library patrons can also use the electronic curbside service form available at “In the coming days, we hope to begin offering additional curbside services like wireless printing, Notary, and Fax.” said library director, Liz Muether.

In order to comply with state and federal guidelines, patrons are asked to use library book drops to return all items. Additionally, patrons will be asked to remain in their vehicles and staff will place requested items in trunks or unoccupied back seats.

Limited staff will begin answering questions and taking requests via phone during regular library hours beginning Thursday, April 30 at the main library and Saturday, May 2 at the branch locations (Marion, St. Henry, and Mendon). Curbside services will be available during normal hours of operations at all four locations.

Virtual Programming

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. If you can't join us live, feel free to watch the fun later on!

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! 

Stay tuned for more Summer Reading Updates

For the adults...

Live Trivia Night

Join us Thursday, May 7th at 7pm on Facebook. Prizes will be mailed out to the top 3 winners! Good luck!

New Resource Alert!

Need a Book

Need a Book?” This is your daily resource for finding something to read while the library is closed.  Check back frequently for your readers’ advisory needs. Check out these eBooks with Libby or the Ohio Digital Library! We’ve linked each title directly to the digital library catalog: just click Ebook or Audiobook.

Do you miss Connie's famous book lists?

Our Adult Services Coordinator Connie G. works hard to find book suggestions for you. Place holds for your desired format through one of the library’s appsthe online catalog, or by calling any of our library locations.

Start placing requests for these popular titles now!

COMING SOON – Pre-publications 2020

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.

Download 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.

Lastly, we just want to thank the community for all the support you have given the library during this time. We are eager to start offering limited services on Monday! Please reach out to us, so we can help you out in one way or another.

Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
United States