Student Writing Contest

Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library
Announce Student Writing Contest Celebrating Library Centennial

            In celebration of the 100th birthday of the Mercer Carnegie Library, the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library are pleased to announce a student writing contest. Eight cash prizes will be awarded, one to the winning contestant in each of grades 5-12. Contestants will submit essays on assigned topics concerning the importance, history and changing role of public libraries.

            Competition is open to students in grades 5-12 who attend school in Mercer County School District #404 or who live within the boundaries of Mercer County School District #404.

            Entries must be received by Monday, March 21, 2016, and winners will be announced in May. The winning writer in each of grades 5-8 will be awarded $100. The winning writer in each of grades 9-12 will receive $200.

            The Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library is a volunteer organization that supports the Library′s mission.   

            Complete rules and eligibility requirements are available here at


Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. 
FREE to Attend
Mercer Carnegie Public Library, 200 N College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231 in the meeting room.
Nina Struss,  RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar is linked to serious diseases, such as diabetesheart disease and liver disease. Join your Milan Hy-Vee dietitian, Nina Struss, for a fun and informative class about how to detect added sugar in your diet.  Class will include tips on how to shop and prepare meals without added sugar.  Small food samples will be provided as well as nutrition information and coupons.

Device Petting Zoo

Device Petting Zoo

Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Mercer Carnegie Library

Do you need help accessing books with your tablet, laptop, or other device?

Mercer Carnegie Library has a wonderful selection of e-books and e-audiobooks and would like to help you access them.

Happy Holidays!

from the Mercer Carnegie Library

Have a safe and happy holiday season!