08 28, 2019

Soda Sampling for Teens

By |2019-08-28T06:00:56-04:00August 28, 2019|

Sample scintillating sodas from around the world on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Mentor Public Library.

Sample scintillating sodas from around the world on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Mentor Public Library.

Teens have sampled exotic fruits, bizarre chips, and outrageous Oreos at the library. So what’s next?

How about sampling some striking sodas? Teens (ages 11 to 18) can try bold and unique soda flavors and see if they can guess the ingredients at our Crazy Soda Sampling at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at our Main Branch.

The program is free to attend but registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

08 27, 2019

Donate coats & blankets for the seniors of Lake County

By |2019-08-27T06:00:56-04:00August 27, 2019|


Give a little warmth before this winter by donating coats and blankets to seniors in need.

We’re hosting donation drives all year as part of our 200th anniversary celebration. Several local nonprofits have been the recipients of your charitable support.

Throughout the month of September, we will be partnering with the Lake County Council on Aging, collecting new winter coats and jackets and warm blankets for seniors in need.  The incredible staff of the Council on Aging will then distribute your donated items to help individuals who may be in need of assistance this winter.

Please drop off your donation to any of our branches, in clearly marked bags or boxes noting “Senior Coat / Blanket Drive.”  For detailed information, please call the Main Branch at 440-255-8811 ext. 213. Those wishing to make a monetary contribution in lieu of, or with their coat/blanket donations, may send a check made out to Lake County Council on Aging (write “Coat Drive” in Memo Section)  and mail to Lake County Council on Aging, 8520 East Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

For more information on the Lake County Council on Again and its services, you can visit www.lccoa.org.

Our Year of Giving continues all year. The calendar is:

July – Project Hope
October – Forbes House
November – Broadmoor/Deepwood

Thank you for giving if you can! And check here for more ways you can enjoy 200 years of Mentor Public Library.

08 26, 2019

Fun at CityFest

By |2019-08-26T06:00:20-04:00August 26, 2019|

We take you back to summer camp during the CityFest Parade.

We take you back to summer camp during the CityFest Parade.

We had a blast at CityFest this year!

We hope you nabbed a book or two from our Pop-Up Library and spotted us in the parade.

08 25, 2019

Major Battles of the Civil War: The Atlanta Campaign

By |2019-08-25T06:00:05-04:00August 25, 2019|

The Battle of Atlanta didn’t just give the Union a major military victory, it saved Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.

You can learn all about the difficult, dangerous, and decisive Atlanta campaign from our friends at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at our Main Branch. We’ll discuss the Battle of Antietam. As always, the talk is free and open to all.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

08 23, 2019

Legal Notice to Bidders for Mentor-on-the-Lake Library branch expansion & renovation

By |2019-08-23T13:00:58-04:00August 23, 2019|

Legal Notice for Bidders

Sealed bids will be received at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Library located at 5642 Andrews Road, Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH 44060 in the Meeting Room until noon on Friday, September 13, 2019 for furnishing the necessary labor, equipment, tools and materials, services and supervision for expansion and renovations to the library. The bids will be publically opened, read aloud and tabulated immediately thereafter in the Meeting Room.

Bids must be in accordance with the drawings and specifications prepared by HBM Architects, LLC, 1382 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113; phone (216) 241-1100 and on forms con- tained in the Project Manual. Bid Documents, Drawings and Project Manuals are available for purchase at ARC – 3666 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, United States

Phone – (216) 281-1234 or toll free (888) 443-2583.

Plans and specifications may be viewed at the following locations:

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Guarantee and Contract Bond in the amount of 100 percent of the bid; or a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of 10 percent of the bid which will require a 100 percent Performance Bond upon award of the contract. All bids shall be submitted on the Bid Form contained in the Contract Documents. All bidders, by bidding, agree to pay the minimum Prevailing Wage Rates as determined by the State of Ohio, Department of Industrial Relations for Lake County, Ohio as contained in the Contract Documents.

No Bidder may withdraw their bid within sixty (60) days after the bid opening. The Board of Trustees, Mentor Public Library reserves the right to waive irregularities in bids, to reject any or all bids, and to conduct such investigation as necessary to determine the responsibility of a bidder. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder (ORC 3375.41).

A Pre-Bid Meeting and walk-through will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch Library site, 5642 Andrews Road, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44060.

By order of the Board of Trustees, Mentor Public Library.

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