Library Services and Programs
In addition to the book collection, the Mercer Shaw Public Library has several services and programs available at little or no cost.
Computers and Free, High Speed WiFi
Desktop computers and iPads with high-speed Internet
These computers and tablets are available during library hours at no charge.
Black and white copies can be made and faxes sent for $0.15 per page. Color copies are $0.25 per page.
A low bench just outside the library perfectly accommodates your laptop or tablet. Free WiFi is available during Town Office and library hours. (Come in during library hours to get the password.) Bring in your beverage and stay awhile!!
A growing and dynamic collection.
Our children's space contains hundreds of books, games, puzzles and art supplies for all ages. Listen to a story, color, draw, play a game, dance and sing!
Pre-teens and Teens
Hundreds of titles are available for young teens through high school aged readers.
There is a little "bookstore" just outside the solarium entrance to the library. It is full of very gently used or like new donations! Please come in and give some of the books on this cart a new home (and make a small cash donation if you can).
Direct from the Belgrade Pubic Library comes Storytime with Kim Dawes. This program is published weekly, in 20 - 30 minute episodes. One or two holiday or season related picture books are read aloud, followed by a demonstration of how to make a fun and simple craft.
Our quiet sitting room is available for patrons to read, peruse books to check out, play a board or card game while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea, cocoa or water, cordially converse or maybe play an acoustic musical instrument. Comfortable chairs, natural lighting, soft lamps, local artwork displays, a piano and plants enhance the comfort of the space.
We have been awarded custody of a sweet Wurlitzer spinet piano by the Community Center. It is anxiously awaiting anyone to give it some much needed attention. Come in and give it a 'Wurl' - our Peace Lilies love the vibes!!
- We have set up a little "Maker Space" in the children's section is not just for children. Anyone is welcome to come in and use this space for crafting, drawing, painting, stamping, jigsaw puzzles, or anything else you might want to create or assemble. As long as you leave it like you found it, we welcome you to use this space.
Local Artist and Artisan Displays.
If you are a local artist or artisan (or know someone who is) and would like to display work at the library, please contact us.