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More Than Just Books

Mercer County District Library

Due to the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic and recent state orders, the MCDL locations are all closed until further notice.

The library will continue to provide innovative virtual programming and services during closures.

Because we pride ourselves on being MORE THAN JUST BOOKS, this edition of the newsletter will provide links and resources to help you get through this diffcult time.

For the kids....

Virtual Storytimes

Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Liz for virtual storytimes every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am on Facebook. If you can't join us live, feel free to watch the fun later on!

Missed a past worries! Check them out on YouTube channel.

Storytime Radio Show

Did you know Ms.Amy and Ms. Liz are radio famous now?! Listen in with WCSM - 96.7 FM every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:15 pm. Two storytimes in one day! 

Worried about too much screen time?

Podcasts can be the right type of screen time that engages kids and forces them to use their noggin (not to mention give you a break.) Families might learn something new and fun! Podcasts can be accessed through many different apps such as Podcasts, TuneIn Radio, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc.

  • Wow in the World is a family friendly podcast designed for kids ages 5-12 years old. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. 
  • Noodle Loaf is an interactive podcast born from the brain of a music education specialist father and his goofball kids. For about 10 minutes at a time, Noodle Loaf invites the family to join together for some creative fun. 
    The show is geared for kids 3-9 years old but we've seen kids of all ages get into it.
  • But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids: But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

Time to get up and move

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. GoNoodle offers free movement, yoga, and recommended off screen activities. The app can be downloaded on an android or apple tablet as well as most smart TVs. 

Learn at home

Scholastic Learn at Home - Offers day-to-do projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Click on your students appropriate grade level and explore the endless options! Activities for grades PreK-9th.

For teens....

Escape Rooms!

You can complete this escape room as a group or as individual. You can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun!

Library Apps and Databases

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

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 April with your library card. 

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.
  • Vote - Request an absentee ballot here.
  • Unemployment - File for unemployment here or file weekly claims.

Local Support

Lastly, support your local favorite businesses and restaurants! These restaurants and businesses have helped fund library programming for many years by donating money, supplies, prizes, food and gift cards to hand out as grand prizes. We are all in this together!

Check out your favorite Mercer County Restaurants who are still providing us with endless takeout options.

Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
United States