Merced County California

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Diane R. Satchwell
County Librarian

2100 O St.
Merced, CA 95340

Ph: (209) 385-7643


Adults: Learn to Read (Video)

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with an adult learner. 


Summer Reading Program
Merced County Library’s “Paws to Read” Summer Reading Program will be held at all library branches from Monday, June 9, 2014 through Saturday, July 19, 2014. (Check branch hours on this web page. Some libraries are closed Mondays.) Earn prizes for reading books and join in the summer fun! Register in person at your local library.

Story Times 
Bouncing Babies Playtime/Story Time and Toddler/Preschool Story Time will be on summer break beginning the week of June 16, 2014. Check this web page for fall restart date.

Read with a Tail Wagging Tutor
Read with a Tail Wagging Tutor at Merced County Main Library on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Delhi Library Summer Hours
Effective Monday, June 16, 2014 the Delhi Library's hours of operation will be, Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm (closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm) and Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

New Hours of Service
Please note that the hours of operation at all Merced County Library System locations have changed. Click HERE for the new hours.  

New Genealogy Hours
Please note that the hours of our Genealogy department at the Merced County Library have changed; the new hours are Wednesday and Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

Library Closures
Effective April 14, 2014 the Cressey, George, South Dos Palos and Stevinson branch libraries will be closed to the public indefinitely.

Merced County Library System Plan of Service
The Merced County Library System's new Plan of Service can be viewed here.

Tutor adults @ your library!
Help adults in your community improve reading, writing and numeracy skills by joining the Library's volunteer tutor team in the Read And Succeed-Merced adult literacy program. Call 209-385-7391 to reserve your space at the Volunteer Tutor Orientation on Tuesday, June 24 at the Merced Main Library. The Orientation is prerequisite to the Volunteer Tutor Training held on Saturday, June 28. The events are free. Volunteer tutors must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Free Wi-Fi at the Merced County Library
Free wireless internet is now available at the following locations in the Merced County Library System: 
-Dos Palos
-Los Banos

You can access our free Wi-Fi by connecting your laptop or mobile device to the  hotspot called Merced County Library.

You can now browse our ValleyCat catalog, place an item on hold, view your request list, blocks & notifications, checkout list, and even renew items from your mobile device! Click HERE for more information.

The Merced County Library belongs to a network of over 100 San Joaquin Valley Libraries and holds 400,000 items in its collections for patron use.

Online Catalog (ValleyCat) to search all the titles and authors available to adults and young people through the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS). If you don't have a computer at home, come into the library and browse using our ValleyCat computers. Whether your interest is fiction or nonfiction, our books and materials have you covered.  Add to that the more than three million (and increasing) items in the San Joaquin Valley Library System, and you have an unending source of new information available each day.

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Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452