Learn about your E-Reader at the "Device Petting Zoo."

Hannah Weis learned how to
use an eReader; you can too.

No, you won't find llamas and billy goats at the Device Petting Zoo. Instead, you'll find a qualified expert from the Illinois library system ready to help you learn about your new electronic reader.

We're calling it a "Device Petting Zoo" because those intimidating electronic gizmos are actually friendly little creatures--once you're familiar with them.

If you need help learning about your Nook, Kindle, Android or other electronic reading device, bring it to the library for the
Device Petting Zoo
Monday, April 6
4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program 2015

We love our young patrons because they love to read: for education, for enrichment and for plain old fun.

Education, enrichment and fun are what the Summer Reading Program is all about. Register your child by May 30 and get materials to help your young reader keep track of his or her summer reading. Accurate records are a big help when it's time to hand out prizes!

And throughout June, we'll have special events at the library; they're free and open to the public as well as our young readers:
The llama forgot her pajamas.


June 8: Furry Friends Petting Zoo
June 18: Magic Show
June 25: Music Works
July 1: Mad Mixture Science Program
(All activities begin at 10:00 a.m.)

May 9 Mother's Day Quilt Raffle

Quilter Kathryn Bredberg has outdone herself. For this year's Mother's Day raffle, Kathryn has created a quilt that bursts with springtime colors and textures.


The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, May 9 so the quilt may be a surprise gift of some lucky Mercer County mother on May 10, Mother's Day.

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available at the library.

The raffle is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library and Royal Neighbors of America 20094.