Thank you, superheroes of Mercer!
> A heroic thank you is in order for everyone who attended the comic-con at the Mercer Area Library. A record number of attendees had a wonderful time making crafts, playing games, and visiting with superheroes. This event would not have been possible without the unfailing support of the Friends of the Library, the Teen Advisory Board, and our fleet of volunteers who have worked so hard this summer to make our reading program experience so wonderful. An additional thank you of epic proportions goes to the wonderful superhero cosplayers who made our comic-con so magical and to the Mercer Chamber of Commerce for generously sponsoring this event. Not all heroes wear capes, and we heartily extend our gratitude to those supporters. Don't forget the Ice Cream Wrap-up Party for the Elementary Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, August 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. and the Adult Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00 P.M.!
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Interesting Genealogy News for Mercer County Residents A list of passengers leaving the port of Goteborg, Sweden, on April 6, 1881 with a destination of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, has been compiled by Anna Lee Gustafson Cupp and is available for viewing at the Mercer Area Library. Ms. Cupp’s letter to the editor entitled “Remembering the Swedes in Stoneboro” in the May 30th edition of the Sharon Herald includes information on the Swedish settlement in the Stoneboro, and she has graciously given the library a copy of the list for interested individuals. You may view and download a copy of this list here.
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.