Mercer March Madness: Author Edition!
Come and vote for your favorite authors in Mercer March Madness! The library will be creating a bracket for your favorite authors, including J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, J. R. R. Tolkien and others to face off against each other. Over the course of four weeks, authors from mystery, drama/thriller, young adult, and the classics will face off, and your vote will determine the best of the best. The contest will separate the great from the rest. Show your support and vote for your favorite this month in the Mercer March Madness author bracket!
AUTHOR VISIT/BOOKSIGNING WITH BEVERLY LEWIS
Bestselling author BEVERLY LEWIS will be visiting the Mercer Area Library to promote her latest book, Love Letters on TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH AT 2:00 P.M. She will be speaking about her book and holding a 30 minute question and answer session. Afterward, she will be signing copies of her new book that will be available to be purchased and to be autographed.
We encourage you to call or to stop by the library to reserve your spot today!
Beverly Lewis is a widely-known author of many series including Home to Hickory Hollow, The Rose Trilogy, and The Heritage of Lancaster County. For more information on Beverly Lewis, her books, and her upcoming events, you can visit her website.
BE PROUD OF YOUR LIBRARY!
The Mercer Area Library was asked to be part of a state-wide study correlating building block play to development of toddler and preschooler language & literacy skills, as well as cognitive & spatial skill development. This study includes the gift of a $2,100 building block set with accompanying figures, vehicles, road signs, and animal sets. We will be offering the use of this amazing gift to our public at a " Block Party," one Saturday every month. Children are invited to the library on these days to go wild with all of these new, fabulous blocks & accessories!
OUR NEXT BLOCK PARTY IS SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH at 10:00 A.M.!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Register in person, by phone, or by using this link.
Check out the Used Book Cart!
Beginning in February, the Mercer Area Library will be selling gently used books during normal operating hours at the used book sale book cart. The cart will be located near the main doors of the library. Hardcover and paperback books will be available featuring many well-known and loved authors in various genres. Children’s and young adult books will also be available for purchase. Prices will be marked on each individual book, and payments for purchases must be made at the front desk.
Parenting Help and Playtime!
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the library every Wednesday morning, from 10-12, for play & interaction while you get help with questions, concerns, and other parenting information. LeeAnn Stotsky, experienced Child & Adolescent Counselor & stay-at-home mother of three, will be on hand to help with childhood issues and guide you through the challenging obstacle course that is parenting.
LeeAnn can also provide resources for individuals in need of specific information, or those dealing with particular issues. Sign-ups or registration is not required. For more information please call the library at (724) 662-4233.
***You can now join our Friends group online Just go to the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar, select "Become a Member," and fill out the online form. To learn more about the Friends group and the many ways they help and support the library, click the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar.
Get ebooks for free! Those of you with iPods, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, or other digital devices now have the opportunity to borrow digital content from the library for free! With your library card you have access to ebooks, audiobooks, and music with the click of a button. Check out our digital library using the Overdrive button on the right-hand side of this page. Remember, we are always here to help you to use the library's resources. If you would like one-on-one personal assistance in using our digital materials, feel free to come into the library with your ereader and we will gladly answer your questions.