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Upcoming Holiday Closings all locations

Tuesday, December 20 close at 5pm  Staff Christmas Party
Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve 
Monday, December 26 Christmas Day observed,
Saturday, December 31 close at noon New Years Eve, 
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year's Day observed

Free Covid Test Kits

Pick up a free COVID-19 at-home test kit at our four library locations: Celina, Marion, Mendon, St. Henry. The Ohio Department of Health is providing rapid at-home tests at no cost to patrons or the library. Kits MUST be picked up via curbside service. 

  • Tests will ONLY be distributed via Curbside Pickup.
  • No need to call ahead. Please call: 567-510-5441 when you are ready for pickup.
  • Tests may not be completed in the Library.
  • Call 419-586-4442 for more information.

Test Availability: Call 419-586-4442 option 0 for availability. 

Celina Library Events

New to the Library

Nintendo Switch Games


Switch games are now on our shelves at the Celina Library! Titles check out for 7 days.

Must be 18 or older to checkout.

Community Puzzle

Stop in and help with our Community Puzzle


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.

Holiday Escape Room

December 9th & 10th

  • Ages 10+
  • Up to 6 per team
  • By-the-hour slots available
  • Registration of ALL participants is required
Register For Escape Room Here

Youth Book Club

Tuesday  December 27th at 6 pm Youth Book Club: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow.


Reserve your copy of Girl in Pieces here

The Children...What About the Children?

Polar Express Kids Night Out

Friday, December 2 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Kids ages 6-10 are invited to hop aboard the Polar Express for games, a craft and story. Pizza will be provided. 

This is for kid’s ONLY! 

Parent’s – enjoy some shopping downtown kid-free.


Pre-registration required 

Scavenger Hunt

December 3-23

Stop in the library for our Holiday scavenger hunt.

Find all the pictures and get a prize from the front desk!




Other Events

  • Story hour every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 am. No pre-registration required.



Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

December 17 10:30

 Charlene Guingrich will be showing participants how to make a beautiful fresh floral arrangement for their holiday tables.

The charge for participants is $10 per person and must be paid at time of registration!


Limited space available!


Book Clubs

No Celina Book Clubs in December!


Join us for the Book Club Christmas Party on Wednesday, 12/14/22 6:00pm at Shandy's Grill 

Dutch Treat Dinner -$10 Grab bag gift

Signup at the library 


Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Family Night

Visit with Santa family night on Tuesday, December 13th from 6:30 to 7:45 pm

 A craft will be available to make while you wait to visit with Santa.

No pre-registration required, craft included.

Lego Night

Thursday, December 15th 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.

The Invisible Illness - Diabetes

Thursday, December 8th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

 This will be on diabetes but specifically on juvenile diabetics and how it differs from type 2. 

Personal testimonies will be given on what it's like living with a diabetic and signs that should lead you to seek further evaluation. 

Education about diabetes, symptoms, and how to act in an emergency situation. 

This will be presented by a registered nurse.

  No pre-registration required.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30pm: Book being discussed is Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris




The book for December Book Discussion will be The Wish by Nicholas Sparks.

Reserve your copy of The Wish here.

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

Book Discussion

December 13th at 4:00 pm: Book discussion of Christmas at Carton by Tamera Alexander.


Take & Make Craft

Our Take-n-Make Reindeer craft will be available starting Monday, December 5th.

*While supplies last*


Other Events

  • Storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. 

           No pre-registration required.


St.Henry Branch Events

Cookie Decorating

We will have a cookie decorating event on Thursday, December 15th from 6p-7:30pm!

 Kids of all ages are welcome!

Online registration required.

Register Here for Cookie Decorating

Great Beginnings Book Club

Join us Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30 am for coffee and book discussion. This months book is Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


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)

NOTE: Will not have story hour on December 20th due to staff Christmas party

*No pre-registration required for either event*

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday December 6th at 6:30pm: Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

St. Henry: Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30 am:
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Mendon: Tuesday, December 13th at 4pm: Christmas at Carnton by Tamara Alexander



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

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
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