Mercer Island Library Birthday Party Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 PM

Celebrate the 72nd birthday of the Mercer Island Library! Check out old photos and stories of our history. Refreshments served.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Mercer Island Library Closure Information May 9-July 23, 2016

image descriptionMercer Island Refresh
The Mercer Island Library will be closed starting Monday, May 9th for a refresh.  The temporary location will be open starting on May 11th, and will remain open while the building is being worked on.  The temporary library location will be on the lower level of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – 8501 SE 40th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040, and will be open during regular library hours. It will have holds pickup, a book return, a browsing collection and computers.  In addition, programming such as Story Times, Play and Learn, Opera Preview and Talk Time will be held in the temporary space.  The newly spruced up library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.

Due to space limitations, the Friends of the Library are not currently accepting donations. We will begin accepting them again after the library reopens.

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Annual Meeting, January 21st, 3 p.m.

Library drawingThe Friends of the Mercer Island Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, January 21st at 3 p.m. in the large meeting room of the library. All members are invited to attend. We will be electing officers, and finalizing the 2016 budget. Please join us.

Holiday Book Sale December 2nd-6th

One more thing to be thankful for: the Friends of the Mercer Island  Library Holiday Book Sale!

Make your holiday shopping as easy as pie by stopping in the Mercer Island Library from Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 6th during regular library hours. The Friends will have 5 table of books for sale near the entrance to the library. There will be all kinds of books for all ages as well as CDs and DVDs. Be sure to come back often as we will be adding new items daily.

Your financial and book donations are welcome year round. Proceeds from the sale of the donated books fund a significant portion of the programs held at Mercer Island Library throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Robinson: mrs.robinson “at” comcast.net.

 

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Fall Book Sale September 17-20, 2015

Mark Your Calendars. This is the big one! Come browse thousands of fabulous books and media. We have an exceptionally nice collection of children’s books this time. . Friends of the Library members can shop in the members only sale Wednesday evening from 5-9 p.m.. Memberships will be available at the door. The general public is invited to shop beginning Thursday morning.The Sale will be open during library hours.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

“The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World” from Flavorwire

Suzzallo Library Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Suzzallo Library Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The folks at Flavorwire put together a photo essay of the 25 most beautiful college libraries in the world. The Suzzallo Library Graduate Reading Room at our own region’s University of Washington was ranked number 14.

We thought that since our members love libraries, they would enjoy seeing this essay.