The Mercer Library will be closed on the following dates:
- Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, December 26 for floor refinishing and Christmas
- Saturday, December 31 - Monday, January 2 for New Years' Day
You now have access to magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format! Check out Flipster - all you need is your library card. Flipster gives you instant access to current and back issues of these popular titles:
- Rolling Stone
- Dogs Life
- Good Housekeeping
- HGTV Magazine
- Country Living
- Clean Eating
- Food Network Magazine
- Consumer Reports Buying Guide
The Friends of the Library invite you to decorate our holiday tree this season. Bring in a handmade or hand-decorated ornament and you could win a cash prize of up to $100!
Create an ornament related to a favorite author, book, or book character and you will be entered to win one of four cash prizes. The ornaments will NOT be judged, so you don’t need to be a great artist to enter!
A majority of your ornament must be handmade or contain your own original artwork. There is no purchase or donation required, and the contest is open to everyone in Mercer and the surrounding area. All entries have an equal chance of winning. Visit the library after December 23rd to have your ornament returned to you; any ornaments not claimed by January 15th become the property of the library. Visit the library for an entry form.
Ornaments will be due at the library by 4:00 p.m. on December 9th to be eligible to win, so get decorating!
The Mercer Library is beginning a new event series called “Community Chats,” where we invite a representative from one of our local service agencies to talk about what they do for the community. This is your chance to visit with town and county officials, ask questions, and learn more about the many services available to our residents.
Chats will be held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. We’ll provide the coffee and snacks!
- October 14, 2016: Judge Patrick Madden, Iron County judicial court
- December 2, 2016: Zona Wick, Iron County Health Department
- November 4, 2016: Mark Marczak, Aging Unit of Iron County
- January 6, 2017: Eric Nasi, Iron County Veterans Services
- February 3, 2017: Heather Palmquist, Iron County Land and Water Conservation
- March 3, 2017: Sheriff Tony Furyk
- April 7, 2017: Neil Klemme, Deparment head, Iron County UW-Extension
Job Seeker is a collection of free resources, recommended by Wisconsin public libraries, to help build skills and find jobs. The site includes information about available jobs, including job posting websites, government job sites and local job seeker services. It also includes information on job hunting, writing cover letters, interviewing, writing resumes, and training programs. Check it out!
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It's winter in Wisconsin! The Mercer Library may be closed when Mercer School is closed due to poor weather, or may open late to give our staff time to get to work safely. Please give us a call at (715)476-2366 to make sure we're here before you drive out!
If you shop at Amazon.com here's how you can support the library at the same time. Visit Amazon Smile to tell Amazon that you want to support Friends of the Mercer Public Library. Then, every time you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will benefit your library. It's that easy!