A Wet Antique Days Book Sale

It was a dark and stormy night....

Well, actually, it was a dark and stormy morning when the Antique Days Book Sale began.

But storms don't last forever. Soon, the neighborhood was bustling with activity...

...and hundreds of book lovers dried out in the basement.

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.