Library News

Library News

AAPI Heritage Month

Let’s celebrate this month by sharing and uplifting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices and heritage. We have provided a list of resources available through our services, with and without a library card, and for all age ranges and skill level. Events Living & Laughing by the Chopsticks-Fork Principle […]

Spotlight on Asian Lives

We would like to emphasize the importance and realities of Asian Lives across the globe by making recommendations and highlighting some of our resources. There are recommendations for adult, teens, tweens, and kids — ages other than adult are indicated. Recommendations Databases

Download Our New App

We’re celebrating Library Lovers Month by treating our library lovers to a brand new app and updated website! What can you do on the MyMCLSNJ app? Browse the catalog and get recommendations Access your library card barcode and account Place and suspend holds Renew your checkouts Search MCL’s eResources Borrow […]

Celebrate Black History

We have put together a collection of books and events available virtually from our library system in order to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Recommended ages for each suggestion is considered adult unless specified for younger ages. Recommended Reads Virtual Events The Lost Cause Monday, February 1, 7:00 […]

Live Chess Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow has added a new enhancement to their service – live chess tutoring!  They cite the popularity of chess as a pastime during the pandemic and interest driven by the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” (the story is also available as an eBook, eAudiobook, and physical book through MCLS) […]

Citizenship Exam Practice

Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new – harder – Civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and […]

Expanded Hours Starting Feb 1st

Our branches are currently open with a hybrid of contactless curbside pick-up service and open public hours. LIBRARY OPEN HOURS MONDAYS: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm WEDNESDAYS: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm FRIDAYS: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm SATURDAYS: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS TUESDAYS: 10:00 […]

Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. Schedule a 25-minute session through Picktime – https://www.picktime.com/mclsnj […]

Overdue Fines Reinstated

As of January 1, 2021 the Mercer County Library System reinstated charging fines for overdue library materials. If you have any overdue materials, please return them in your branch’s book or AV drops as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please […]

Pressreader Magazines and Newspapers

We are now offering our patrons PressReader – www.pressreader.com. Pressreader’s representative compared it to a Netflix subscription for magazines and newspapers. We have access to over 7,000 magazines and newspapers in over 60 languages – you can read as much and download as much as you want – no checkout […]