The Mercer Public Library Board of Trustees will be seeking at least one new member this year. Board members are appointed for a three-year term, and service usually includes one regular meeting per month for approximately two hours plus optional attendance at library events and representation at town and county government meetings when library issues are at hand.
The composition of a municipal library board is governed by Wisconsin Statute 43.54, which states that up to two (2) members of a town library board may be residents of other municipalities. All current members of the library board are residents of Mercer, which means that applicants for the open board position(s) do not need to reside in Mercer to qualify for appointment.
Anyone who would like to serve on the library board should write a letter of interest to:
John Sendra, Mercer Town Chairman
2657W Railroad St.
P.O. Box 149
Mercer, WI 54547
The deadline to apply has been extended to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20. Board members are appointed by the town chairman with the approval of the town board, and selection will be announced at the Mercer Town Board's regular meeting on December 21.
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Mercer Public Library, a new 6.12kW solar energy system is now online at the Mercer Public Library.
Check out our solar monitoring panel to see how much energy we're generating!
You can also view the data from our weather station to find out how our local weather affects the amount of power we generate from our photovoltaic system.
From September through May the Mercer Library book club meets once a month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm, for an informal discussion of each month's title. There are no requirements, and this is a relaxed and friendly group. New members are always welcome! To borrow a copy of the current title from the library, give us a call at (715)476-2366 or visit our online catalog at http://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us.
Upcoming Book Club titles:
January 9 at 1:00pm - "Pick an Era" cookbook discussion - Select an era from the past and find a cookbook with recipes from that era that you can discuss. If you like, prepare a recipe from the book to share with the group. All are welcome, and cooking is optional! If you need help finding a cookbook, stop by the library.
February 6, 2018 - The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
March 6, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
April 3, 2018 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
May 1, 2018 - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
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