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Baby Formula Shortage

Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order #296 declaring a state of emergency following concerns about a baby formula shortage. With New Jersey families facing difficulties obtaining baby formula due to the ongoing national shortage, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 296 today declaring a State of Emergency in order to activate State price gouging laws, consistent with President Biden’s […]

Memorial Day Closing

All branches will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th. For those of you who may want to know more about this national holiday, below are resources for patrons of all ages. Selected by our librarians. Saturday, May 28thMemorial Day WeekendAll branches are closed. Sunday, May 29thMemorial Day WeekendAll branches are closed. Monday, May 30thMemorial Day WeekendAll […]

AANHPI Heritage Month

This month we are highlighting Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. Below are the programs we are hosting as well as some resources to learn more. Please click the day/time you would like to attend for more information. For our full event listing, please go to our Event page. For Adults Poetry Circle: Four Active Asian American […]

Building Maintenance Worker, PT

Please be advised the Mercer County Library System is seeking a part time, 25 hour per week Building Maintenance Worker. The primary hours for this position will be 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Primary Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this position will be to deliver library materials and supplies to the nine branches of the library system, […]

Stars for First Responders

Join us in honoring our beloved first responders, military personnel & veterans, by writing their name down on a star to be proudly displayed in our branches between May 1st – July 5th! Stars will be provided by the branches in three different colors: red, white, and blue. Simply ask for a star and write the name of someone you […]

Get Past Plastic

Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout […]

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and we have been celebrating all month long. Below are the programs we are hosting. Please go to our Event page for more information. In addition, click here for our Earth Day printable flyer. For Kids Upcycle ChallengesThursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 3:30 pmLocation: Lawrence Branch STEM Earth Day Sensory BinMonday, April 11, […]

Music is History

Big Library Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. April’s Big Library Read Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years. Focusing on the years 1971 to the […]

April is…

This month we are highlighting Autism Acceptance Month and National Poetry Month. Below are the programs we are hosting as well as some resources to learn more. Please click the day/time you would like to attend for more information. For our full event listing, please go to our Event page. Autism Acceptance Month Sensory StorytimeFridays: April 1, 10:00 am, April […]

A Poetry Happening

ATTENTION MERCER COUNTY POETS: Submit a poem now for the first ever A Poetry Happening: Mercer Poets Read virtual poetry reading event, the culmination of our celebrations of National Poetry Month. E-mail your poem to hcprogs@mcl.org by April 19. Selected winners will be chosen to read at our virtual poetry event on Tuesday, April 26, 7:00-8:00 pm. Contact hcprogs@mcl.org for […]

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