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Mercer County District Library News

Margaret Peterson Haddix to Visit Library

Ohio author, Margaret Peterson Haddix is going to visit the Mercer County District Library in Celina on Monday, October 17 at 6 pm. She will be giving a presentation about her books. Her most recent book Children of Exile was published in September.

Ms. Haddix written more than 35 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of Time; Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey; Leaving Fishers; the Shadow Children series; the Missing series; the Children of Exile series; and The Palace Chronicles. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series.  Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and numerous state reader’s choice awards. 

Registration is required online or by calling the library at 419-586-4442.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Mercer County District Library.

Celina News


Celina Main Street Walking Tour

We’ll explore the architecture and anecdotes of the beautiful historic homes on Celina’s North Main Street on Thursday, October 20. You’ve driven by them and wondered about the people who built them...come and learn more about Celina’s most historic street.

Tour begins at 6 p.m. at the library and will proceed northward to Touvelle Street and back.

Suggested donation: $10 Space is limited. Registration is required online or by calling 419-586-4442. Registration deadline: October 17.

All donations will go towards the Friends of the Library.


Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm: Based on the Book
Saturday, October 8 at 12 - 2 pm: Touch a Truck (Affair of the Art, Apple, and Ale Festival, Downtown)
Tuesday, October 11 at 6 pm: Michelle Houts Book Signing
Monday, October 17 at 6 pm: Margaret Peterson Haddix Author Visit
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm: Good Reads!
Thursday, October 20 at 6 pm: Historic Walk of Main St
Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm: Trivia Night at Brew Nation
Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 pm: PJ Story Time
Friday, October 28 at 8 pm: Library Lockin
Saturday, October 29 at 10 am: Mostly Ghostly Family Day

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

For more information visit


Marion (Chickasaw) Branch News


Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm: Family night - Halloween theme and children may come dressed in costume.
Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm: Trivia on Tap at the Moeller Brew Barn.  Registration begins at 7 pm and trivia begins promptly at 8 pm.  Adults only.  
Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm: Book Discussion

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

Mendon Branch News


Tuesday, October 11 at 4 pm: Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm: Parkway School Board Meeting at the Annex
Tuesday, November 8 at 4 pm: Book Discussion

Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 10 am


St. Henry Branch News


Wednesday, October 5 at 9:30 am: Book Discussion
Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm: Lego Night
Thursday, October 6  at 7 pm: Book Discussion
Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm: Organizing with Olive
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm: Movie & Craft Night

Preschool Story Time:
Every Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 PM and Wednesday at 10 am


Library Book Clubs

St. Henry: October 5 at 9:30 am - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Celina: October 6 at 7 pm: Based on the Book - Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
St. Henry: October 6  at 7 pm - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Mendon: October 11 at 4 pm - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Celina: October 18 at 7 pm: Good Reads! - Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Marion: November 1 at 7 pm - Glory Over Everything - Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Celina: November 3 at 7 pm: Based on the Book - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Mendon: November 8 at 4 pm - Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
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