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Celina Library Events

National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week at the Celina Library from April 23-29! Stop by and enter our contests, available for two age categories: 0-17 and adults. Simply pick up a slip and tell us why you love your library for a chance to win daily prizes throughout the week, as well as a final drawing for a bigger prize at the end of the week. Stop by anytime April 23 to 29 and share your story for a chance to win!

Teen Events

Teen Book Club

Tuesday  April 25th at 6 pm Youth Book Club:

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Join us for a book talk and snacks!

Reserve your copy of I Killed Zoe Spanos here

Take & Make Craft

Teens come help decorate the library with this unique spring Take & Make craft.

Available April 10th.

*While supplies last*


The Children...What About the Children?

Healthy Kids Day

 April 29th from 10am-2pm

The Mercer County District Libraries is excited to announce that we'll be joining the North Branch of the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA for Healthy Kids Day! Bring your family and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities and learning. We hope to see you there!

Tween Lock-In

Friday, April 28 8-10pm

Ages 8-12

Registration required at starting Friday, April 21.

Other Events

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



Book Clubs

Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 pm
BYOB Club Theme: Sports and More
Contact Janie at to sign up

Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm
Good Reads: We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Joanne Piazza

Contact Connie at

*Both Book Clubs are In-person *


Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

National Library Week

April 23 - 29th

A time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story," illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more.  Join the Marion Twp. Branch Library as we celebrate National Library Week with the following activities:  Monday, April 24th - Patron Appreciation Day - Stop by the library on this day for a special treat.  Enter our library week giveaway by emailing us a "selfie" of you and one of your favorite books.  We will post your "selfie" on our Facebook page and then you are entered to win a prize.   "Duck" into our library for a scavenger hunt and get a small prize.  All kids can stop in during National Library Week and pick up a library goody bag (while supplies last).

Ohio Victory Gardens

Saturday, April 15th -  9:30 to 11:30 am.

OSU Extension Offices have a supply of sample seed starter packets to distribute so you can try out gardening.  Stop in the library to pick up your free seeds!

Family Night

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30 pm.

Calling all leprechauns! 
A Ducky family night.

 Craft included. 

No pre-registration required.


Lego Night

Thursday, April 20th 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.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30:  In the library basement. The book being discussed is The Last Flight by Julie Clark

The book for next month will be The Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna Everhart.


Reserve your copy of The Saints of Swallow Hill

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

April 11th at 4:00 pm: Book discussion of  The Radium Girls By Kate Moore

Take & Make Craft

Our Take-n-Make will be available starting Saturday, April 1st. It will be a Butterfly stick puppet craft

*While supplies last*


Other Events

  • Storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. 

           No pre-registration required.


St.Henry Branch Events

Family Movie Morning

Saturday, April 15th at 9:30 am

Bring pillows and blankets and curl up to watch The Land Before Time.

No registration required. 


Classic Movie Show

Monday, April 24th starting @ 3:30 pm

We will be featuring It Started with Eve from 1941 and starring Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton and Robert Cummings. This film is a black and white musical.

Running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes

No registration required.




Dinosaur and Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday, April 22nd at 10am

Join us for a Dinosaur and Fairy Garden Workshop! Come in and build your own Fairy Garden or Dinosaur Garden!

Registration required online and there will be a $20 fee for each attendee.

Registration Begins April 1st

All ages welcome! 

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Register Here

Lego Fun Day

April 6th all day

Come and build Legos at the Library all day! Stop in anytime during open hours and build something amazing! 

No registration is required

*open to all ages*


Great Beginnings Book Club

Join us Wednesday, April 5th at 9:30 am for coffee and book discussion. This months book is The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox.


The book for next month will be On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher.



Reserve your copy of On A Summer Tide Here

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)
  • The Redskin Readers - Middle School Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30-4:00pm. We encourage all kids in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 to join us! Bring whichever book you are currently reading and we will talk about it and other books we love!


*No pre-registration required for either event*

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday April 4th at 6:30 pm: The Last Flight by Julie Clark

St. Henry: Wednesday, April 5th at 9:30 am: The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox.

Celina: Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 pm: BYOB Club Theme: Sports and More

Mendon: Tuesday April 11th at 4pm:The Radium Girls By Kate Moore

Celina: Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30: Good Reads: We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Joanne Piazza

Celina: Tuesday  April 25h at 6 pm Youth Book Club: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller


Other Resources


Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
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