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Message from the Director

 

Change is inevitable. Everyday we must endure some sort of change which could be minute or extraordinary. It can be life changing, of little importance, or of no importance. However, it must exist.
Libraries, of course, are no exception. The library is no longer just a bricks and mortar building to house books. As our motto states, we are “more than just books.” Everyday at the library we have people using services such as faxes, copying machines, computers, movies and digital books. We offer these changes because we understand that there is a need for these services and no other place to offer than a community center such as the library.
Lately, the library has expanded our services outside the building. My vision as director has always been to meet the community needs.  What better way to find out those needs, then  to be embedded in the community.  Our library staff has been seen at events like Healthy Kids Day and Touch-a-Truck at Affair of Art, Apples and Ale where we offer full library services such as signing up for library cards and checking out books. We spent a day at the Celina Intermediate School teaching 5th graders how to use our mobile apps.  In October, we joined the community by hosting Trivia Nights at Brew Nation in downtown Celina and Moeller Brew Barn in Chickasaw. The Friends of the Mercer County District Library even sponsored a walk down Main Street while discussing the background of historic homes.  
These changes not only affect the library’s presence in our community, but also within the staff. At the end of October we welcomed three new employees within the Mercer County District Library: Renee Carpenter, Sierra Clausen, and Keshia Willman. Renee and Sierra will be working at Celina. They will be helping at the circulation desk and within the children’s department. Keshia is taking over the role of branch manager at the St. Henry-Granville Branch Library. 
With the addition of these staff members, we unfortunately had to say a goodbye to other staff members. Erica King, from the Celina library, and Judy Gelhaus, St. Henry Branch Manager, have moved on from the Mercer County District Library. While these changes are initially difficult, the Library will adapt as we welcome Renee, Sierra, and Keshia to our staff enthusiastically.  
While changes are inevitable, your library will always strive to be a vital place within our community.  While visiting your local Mercer County District Library, please be sure to give a warm welcome to our new employees. We hope that they will serve you and our communities to their fullest extents.   As always, if you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please share those as well.


- Elizabeth Muether, MLIS, Director

Celina Events


November 12 at 10 am: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
November 15 at 7 pm: Good Reads!
November 17 at 6:30 pm: Pajama Story Time
December 1 at 7 pm: Based on the Book

Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am

Marion (Chickasaw) Branch Events

November 8 at 6:30 pm: Family Night
November 14 at 7 pm: Honor Flight Presentation by Ralph Liette 
November 15 at 6 pm: Thrifty Treasures from Wapakoneta--Chalk Paint Ohio: Paint your own Ohio board with your initial and name OR Ohio State Buckeyes board.  Cost is $45.00 Pre-registration required by November 9th.
November 17 from 1 to 4 pm: Mercer County Council on Aging Offering Assistance with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Comparisons.  Call 419-586-1644 to schedule an appointment.
November 29 from 6 to 8 pm: Perfume Make & Take: Grades 6 and up. Register by November 26. 
December 6 at 7 pm:
Book Discussion

Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 10:30 am.
 

Mendon Branch Events

November 8 at 4:30 pm: Book Discussion
December 6 at 4:30 pm: Book Discussion

Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 10 am

St. Henry Branch Events

November 10 from 1 to 4 pm: Mercer County Council on Aging Offering Assistance with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Comparisons.
November 22 at 6:30 pm: Movie & Craft Night 
December 7 at 9:30 am: Book Discussion
December 8 at 7 pm: Book Discussion

Library Book Clubs



Mendon: November 8 at 4 pm - Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
Celina: November 15 at 7 pm: Good Reads! - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
Celina: December 1 at 7 pm: Based on the Book - The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere
Mendon: December 6 at 4:30 pm:The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere
Marion: December 6 at 7 pm: Footsteps in the Snow by Charles Lachman
St. Henry: December 7 at 9:30 am: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
St. Henry: December 8 at 7 pm: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

 
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