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Celina Library Events

Summer Reading is Here!

Get ready for an eventful Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is All Together Now. The main library and all three branches have exciting programs and awesome take and make crafts. Be sure to sign up if you haven't yet!

Sign up here! Make sure you log all you minutes online. There will be secret codes again this year that give you extra points.

Check Out Celina's Summer Reading Flyer Here!

Kick Off Party

Friday, June 2ndat 10am

Stop by and be amazed by the amazing and talented Craig Muhlenkamp.

Teen Events

Crime Scene Kitchen

Contestants enter a kitchen to solve a culinary mystery. They must analyze the remaining ingredients, utensils, and clues left behind at a mock crime scene to determine what dessert  was prepared there. The teams race against each other to uncover the correct dessert and explain to the judge how they came to the conclusion.

Teen Events

Ages 13 - 18


June 2 | Crime Scene Kitchen

June 16& 17 | Clue Escape Room

June 30 | Pancake Art

July 14 | Lock In

Other Teen Stuff

Monday, June 12 at  6pm: TAB Meeting

Tuesday, June 27 at 5:00 pm Youth Book Club

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Reserve Your Copy of Six Crimson Cranes here

The Children...What About the Children?

Wednesday Activities 10am

Week 1 | Making Treats For Shelters

Week 2 | Building a Pizza

Week 3 | STEM Activities

Week 4 | Community Workers Thank You Treat

Week 5 | Food Around the World

Week 6 | Outdoor Games


Ages 6-12

*Pre-registration is required*


Family Fun Friday 10am

Week 1 |Animal Protection League of Mercer County

Week 2 | Members of the Celina High School Band

Week 3 | Dana Hill Magic

Week 4 | Cookout at the Library Park 11a-1p

Week 5 | Rockford Fire Dept

Week 6 | Beougher Honey Farm

Register here

Children's Crafts

Stop by and grab everything you need to make a themed craft each week.

Ages 6-12

Starting the week of June 5th

Week 1 | All Together

Week 2 | Build a Better World

Week 3 | Together, Apart

Week 4 | Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

Week 5 | Hello World

Week 6 | Great Outdoors


Other Events

  • Story hour every¬†Tuesday and¬†Thursday morning at 10:30 am.¬†No pre-registration required.
  • Tolin, a therapy dog, will be joining every Tuesday from 11am-noon


Summer Reading

Sign up online for adult summer reading for your chance to win prizes in our weekly drawings.

Complete one of the following for an entry:
Read 1 adult/YA book
Listen to 1 audiobook
Read 10 magazines
Read 15 picture books w/ kids
Attend an Adult Summer Reading event

Sign Up For Summer Reading Here


New Addition to Adult Summer Reading: Bookopoly is Here!  

Exciting news! We've added Bookopoly to our adult summer reading program. Swing by the library to pick up your board starting June 1st and embark on a captivating literary journey. Plus, explore our book display and earn tickets for a chances to win unique Monopoly boards. Don't miss out on this fun fusion of books and games!

Thursday, June 29th

Join us for Trivia Night at Brew Nation.

Sign up starts at 6pm

Trivia starts at 7pm

Book Clubs

Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm
Good Reads: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel.

Contact Connie at to sign up.


Wednesday, June 28 at 1:30 pm
BYOB Club Theme: Rootin Tootin Western.

Contact Janie at to sign up.


*Both Book Clubs are In-person*

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

Check Out Marion's Summer Reading Flyer Here

Monday June 5th - 1:30 pm only - Summer reading kickoff party with members of the Marion Local High School Band.

Monday, June 12th at 1:30 pm AND 3:00 pm. - Summer reading speaker and craft programs begin with Kelly Hemmelgarn of the Animal Protection League.  The craft will be cat bookmarks.

Tuesday, June 13th - 6:30 pm -Father's Day family night.  Craft is included.

Thursday, June 15th - 6:30 to 7:30 pm -  Lego night.  No age limit.  Parental supervision required as some pieces are rather small.

Monday, June 19th at 1:30 pm AND 3:00 pm.  -- Beekeepers (Ron & Carolyn Stucke).  The craft will be a feel good caterpillar.

Monday, June 26th at 1:30 pm AND 3 pm --Osgood Bank.  The craft will be robot banks.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 6th -- Book discussion in the library basement at 7 pm.  The book being discussed is The Address by Fiona Davis.  

The book for July will be Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris.


Reserve your copy of Behind Closed Doors 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

Check Out Mendon's Summer Reading Flyer Here

Summer Reading

Join us every Wednesday June 7-July 19 for a fun filled hour!

WEEK 1  - JUNE 7 - The Importance of Friendship
WEEK 2 - JUNE 14 - Kindness Always Wins
WEEK 3 - JUNE 21 - Amazing Animal
WEEK 4 - JUNE 28- The Unity of the Hive


Father's Day Craft

We will have Father's Day craft Handprint available starting June 10th.

*While supplies last*


Take & Make Craft

Our Take-n-Make will be available starting Thursday, June 1st. It will be a Dragon Fly craft.

*While supplies last*


Book Discussion

June 13th at 4:00 pm: Book discussion of
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. 





Other Events

  • Storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am.¬†

           No pre-registration required.


St.Henry Branch Events

Check Out St Henry's Flyer Here

Thursday, June 8th at 6pm -- St. Henry EMS will be here to talk about what they do and will have an ambulance at the library to see!

Thursday, June 15th at 1pm -- St. Henry Police will be here to talk about their jobs. They will also have their cruiser here to see and a K-9 officer to meet!

Thursday, June 22nd at 12:15pm -- The Grand Lake Mariners will be here to play games with us!

Monday, June 26th at 1:00pm -- The Huwer Family will be here to talk about farming! There will be a tractor to see and maybe an animal or two to meet!

Wednesday, June 28th - Sidewalk Chalk Day at the Library -- we will provide the chalk and you can provide the ART! Come and decorate the sidewalks around the library! 


Silly Hour

Every Wednesday morning in
June and July at 10 am-10:30am

We will be having Silly Hour in the basement of the library, this event is open to ages 0-6.

*No registration is required

STEM Activities

Every Wednesday morning in
June and July at 10 am-10:30am

We will be having STEM activities in the library for ages 6 and up.


*No registration is required

Classic Movie

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00pm -- Classic Movie in the basement. No registration required. We will be watching "If a Man Answers" from 1962, starring Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. 


*No pre-registration required for either event*

Family Movie Morning

Saturday, June 24th at 9:30am -- Family Movie Morning we will be watching "Bee Movie". Snacks provided! Pillows and blankets welcome!

Lego Fun Day

June 13th 12pm-8pm

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, June 7th at 9:30 am for coffee and book discussion. This months book is Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks.

Reserve your copy of Dreamland here

Book Clubs

Marion: Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00pm:
The Address  by Fiona Davis.

St. Henry: Wednesday, June 7th at 9:30 am:
Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks.

Mendon: Tuesday, June 13th at 4 pm: The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel.

Celina: Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30: Good Reads: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel.

Celina: Wednesday, June 28th at 1:30 pm: BYOB Club Theme: Rootin' Tootin' Western.

Celina: Tuesday, June 27th at 6 pm: Youth Book Club: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Join us for a book talk and snacks!


Other Resources


Mercer County District Library

303 N Main St, Celina, Ohio
United States