Now hiring: LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The town of Mercer in Northern Wisconsin is seeking a personable, positive, and community-minded Director with a commitment to public service. The preferred candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with community organizations, volunteers, and the public of all ages. For a complete job description, continue below.
Kids are invited to join us this summer for a great lineup of programs and special activities at the library. We're celebrating the 2018 summer reading theme, "Libraries Rock!"
- Friday, June 15 at 10am - Rondini’s Magic & Illusion Show
- Thursday, June 21 at 10am - Ice Cream & stories
- Thursday, June 28 at 10am - “Nature Rocks” with the North Lakeland Discovery Center
- Monday, July 9 at 10am - Dive into Remotely Operated Vehicles with the Wisconsin Water Library
- Thursday, July 12 at 10am - “Rocks and Minerals” with the Northwoods Wildlife Center
- Thursday, July 19 at 10am - Build a birdhouse with the Northwoods Wildlife & Wetlands Club
- Thursday, July 26 at 10am - “Legends of the Loon” with the North Lakeland Discovery Center
- Thursday, August 9 at 10am - “Birds of Prey” with the Northwoods Wildlife Center
Summer Reading Program
June 15—August 17
Get a reading log from the library, track your time or books read and enter to win some great prizes! Stop by to pick up your reading log beginning June 15.
Create a diorama about a favorite book and enter to win! Stay tuned for more details and full contest rules.
July 9-July 27: entries accepted
July 30-August 10: Visit the library to vote for your favorite dioramas.
The Friends of the Mercer Library recently sent out their 2018 membership drive mailing. Please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership with a donation.
The Friends of the Library provide funding for many of the fun things we do here at the library, including most of our public programming, new furniture, equipment, and much more. They also host several events each year including their summer Pie Social, Used Book Sale, and annual Fall Celebration.
If you aren't a member and didn't receive a renewal form in the mail, stop by and pick one up at the library or download a membership form here. You can also make a donation through PayPal by clicking the button below.
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Mercer Public Library, a new 6.12kW solar energy system went online at the Mercer Public Library in October, 2017. As of May 21, 2018, the system has generated 3.35 MWh of power!
Check out our solar monitoring panel to see how much energy we're generating right now, or look at our statistics by the day, month, or year.
You can also view the data from our weather station to find out how our local weather affects the amount of power we generate from our photovoltaic system.
From September through May the Mercer Library book club meets once a month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm, for an informal discussion of each month's title. There are no requirements, and this is a relaxed and friendly group. New members are always welcome! To borrow a copy of the current title from the library, give us a call at (715)476-2366 or visit our online catalog at http://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us.
Upcoming Book Club titles:
January 9 at 1:00pm - "Pick an Era" cookbook discussion - Select an era from the past and find a cookbook with recipes from that era that you can discuss. If you like, prepare a recipe from the book to share with the group. All are welcome, and cooking is optional! If you need help finding a cookbook, stop by the library.
February 6, 2018 - The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
March 6, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
April 3, 2018 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
May 1, 2018 - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
There are several ways you can keep in touch with what's happening at your library. Pick what works best for you, or sign up for them all!
Monthly Email Newsletters: We generally send out one newsletter a month sharing all of our upcoming events and other news. Click here to sign up for e-newsletters.
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Text reminders: Get a text reminding you of upcoming Mercer Library events about a day before they happen. Click here to sign up or text @mercerpl to 81010. (Standard messaging rates may apply.)
Mercer Public Library - 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547 - 715-476-2366 Voice or FAX
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