Call for Photos

Mercer County Library is holding a Virtual Amateur Photo Contest. Anyone with a valid Mercer County Library card — excluding professional photographers — is invited to submit unedited, amateur photos between now and Saturday, August 15. Photos will be judged on quality, creativity, and their ability to relate to the theme of people and places. Winners will receive Barnes and Noble gift cards: $50 for first place, $35 for second place, $25 for third place, and $20 for honorable mentions.

Select photos and prize winning entries will be displayed in a virtual exhibition in the month of September. The name of the photographer and the title of each photo will be displayed with the photo. Submissions must be in JPG format, no larger than 1 MB in size, and sent as an email attachment to There is a limit of one entry per person, and each entry must include the name, address, phone number, and email address of the contestant as well as the title of the photo.

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Call for Donations

The United Way of Greater Mercer County is holding a virtual version of its annual Strike Out Hunger event and is encouraging individuals to join the #bagchallenge. Participants are encouraged to create environmentally friendly bags at home using a clean t-shirt and to then fill the bag with nonperishable food items including canned meats, vegetables, healthy cereals, etc. Curbside food donation drop-offs will take place from June 23 through 30 at various locations in Mercer County including select Starbucks and Investors Bank branches as well as the WPST radio parking lot. For more information, visit

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