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Where Have All the Magazines Gone?

If you have been in the library lately you may have noticed the magazines section getting smaller and smaller. We promise we have nothing against magazine here at the library. The transition from print to digital has been happening slowly for many years, then 2020 hit and magazines suffered like the rest of us. A significant amount of the titles we had been receiving ceased publication completely, while others have transitioned to all digital. We will keep getting print magazines as long as they are available to us because many patrons still enjoy looking through their monthly favorites. So don't think we have an issue with magazines, we love them as much as all of you.

Celina Events

National Library Card Sign up Month

If you have misplaced your card stop by this month and we will replace it for free. If you have never had a library card and sign up this month you will be entered into a drawing. Prizes drawn October 1.  

All Things Teen

New Teen Services Coordinator

We would like to welcome our new Teen Services Coordinator, Lauren Duncan. She has many new and exciting preteen and teen activities planned for the upcoming months. Check out all the details for this month below.


So.... who exactly is this Lauren???

Teen Advisory Board

TAB Meeting: September 7, at 6PM. This is open to grades 6-12. Fill out the TAB Application to join or you can come to one meeting and check it out first to see how much you will love it.


Virtual Library

Enter our Teen Virtual Library Here

Teen Book Club

The Teen Grab and Go Book Club Selection for August is:

When You Trap a Tiger



Reserve your copy below.‚Üď

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What is TAB?
Trap your tiger here

The Children...What About the Children???

Story Time

Starting September 2 at 10:30am, story time returns to the library. Ms. Amy and Ms. Bink are ready to have some fun! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30  for some fun and silly entertainment. 

Space Out at the Library

Saturday, September 11 at 10AM Join the us as we Partner with the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum to present a spaced out Saturday.

Open to grades K-8.

No registration required.

A weeks worth of space themed science experiments will be presented to all attendees, thanks to a generous donation from COSI!

Healthy Kids Day

Don't forget to check out Healthy Kids Day Saturday September 18 9AM-1PM. It is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Other Events

Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 pm Combination ZOOM or in-person MEETING: Good Reads: The Rose Code by Kate Quin.



Contact Connie at to sign up

Reserve your copy of The Rose Code here

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Family NIght

Dinosaur Family Night on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm.  Craft included.  No pre-registration needed.




Stop in and sign up for a library card and get a chance to win a prize.  Already have a card?  Stop in and use it and get a chance to win also.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 7 at 7 pm: This month's book is is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

Next month's book will be The Obsession by Nora Roberts.

Reserve The Obsession Here

Mendon Branch Events

Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 14th at 4 pm: Book Discussion: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Reserve your copy here

St.Henry Branch Events

Exciting Changes To Our Story Hour

Rooster Story Hour

Every Wednesday morning at 10:00AM Join us for a story and lots of fun. Children and parents welcome, no need to sign up!  Drop by and check it out if you have a free Wednesday!

Pajama Story Hour

Every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM  Looking for a fun activity to do with your children in the evening? Stop by the Library and enjoy a story with your children.

Pre-registration is no longer required for either story hour. 

Kids Reading Program with Eli the Golden Retriever

Thursday, September 2 @ 6:00PM 

Saturday, September 18 @ 10:00AM

Thursday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm

This program is intended to help children, especially those who are shy about reading aloud, gain confidence in their reading skills without the pressure of other kids or adults listening in.

This program is geared toward elementary age children but all ages are welcome.


*registration required*

Call 419-678-3128 to register

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30 pm: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Mendon: Tuesday, September 14 at 4 pm: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Celina: Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 pm: Good Reads: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

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.
  • Covid 19¬†-¬†Find the latest updates and news on Covid 19 in Ohio.
  • Unemployment¬†- File for unemployment here or file weekly claims

Mercer County District Library

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