A MESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARY BOARD
Robin Pundzak, our current library Director, has been offered and has accepted the position of Director at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley in Sharon.
We are sad to be losing Robin, but wish her all the best in the next stage of her life's adventure! Robin's last day in the Mercer Library is January 10, 2015, so please take the time to stop in and thank her for leading us during the last two years. Her impact on programming, taking the library "Beyond Books" and helping it to function as a community center, will impact the library in the years ahead.
Current staff member, Tracey Holler, will act as the Interim Director until the position has been filled. With Tracey's strong administrative work history, we have every confidence that she and the staff will continue to maintain the current programs and provide our library patrons with the excellent service that the library currently provides to the public.
We have begun the search process and hope to have a new director by February. Please feel free to pass on the library’s website address, www.mercerarealibrary.org with the job description, if you know of someone that may be a good fit for our library community!
Board of Trustees, President
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, JANUARY 10th at 10:00 A.M.!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Register in person, by phone, or by using this link.
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.
December Library and Teen Newsletters Now Posted to Website! Read our December newsletters online using the links in the navigation bar above. You can also fill out the newsletter sign-up form at the top of this page to have our monthly library newsletter emailed to you.
GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN THE LIBRARY!
We now have a Keurig coffee maker set up so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you are spending time in the library. There is a $.75 charge per cup, to cover the cost of the supplies and enable us to provide this service. Over the next few weeks we will be adding to our beverage selection. We are open to your suggestions and want to hear about your favorite flavors.
***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.