Oh, that Rascal.





Rascal, the official mascot of the Quad Cities River Bandits paid a visit to the Mercer Carnegie Library on August 16. Our furry friend is a good patron; he even remembered to bring his library card.








Rascal wishes a happy fifth birthday to Evan Clark.















Keamiah King and Rascal share a good book.

Quilt Raffle

Kathryn Bredberg's quilts are highly-prized throughout western Illinois, so it's no surprise her entry won Best of Show at the 2014 Mercer County Fair.

Now, Kathryn has given us a prize, a new quilt to be raffled off by the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library, a montage of birds on a blue background.

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available at the library.The winning ticket will be drawn on October 18.

Congratulations, Kathryn, and thank you for your support.

Drawing for Bird Quilt Raffle
Oct. 18, 2014
Mercer Carnegie Library

Raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library and Royal Neighbors of America 20094.

Antique Days Book Sale: August 23, 2014

The best deals at Aledo's Antique Days Festival can be found at the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library Book Sale.

We've got thousands of  used items and the pricing system is simple. Everything--hardcover novels, paperbacks, children's books, how-to manuals, cookbooks, movies--costs only 25¢. At this price, you can find great bargains while helping the library.

How can you go wrong when it only costs a quarter?


Join us at the Mercer Carnegie Library:
Saturday, Aug. 23,  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.





We're easy to find at 200 N. College Ave, just a couple of blocks north of Central Park.