Library Services, Features and Programs
In addition to the book collection, the Mercer Shaw Public Library has many other things to offer patrons at little or no cost.
Computers and Free, High-Speed WiFi
Desktop computers and iPads with high-speed Internet
Desktop 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).
Click here to find information about the library's programs.
Our 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.
Play the Piano?
We have a sweet Wurlitzer spinet piano in our sitting room. It is always ready for anyone to give it a voice. Come in and give it a 'Wurl' - our Peace Lilies love the vibes!!
Remote Work Through Libraries
The library is expanding into the adjacent room to offer a new service. This space will be equipped with high speed wifi, semi-private workstations, updated digital devices, and technical support so people can work or access online services remotely, safely and reliably. Click here to learn more.
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.