We're planting trees at our Main Branch during an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, May 1. Because trees are what everyone needs.

We’re planting six new hardwood trees at our Main Branch during an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, May 1. Because TREES are what everyone needs.

Mentor Public Library is planting trees and giving free saplings to families during an Arbor Day Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at our Main Branch.

We’ve partnered with Holden Forests & Gardens, Bartlett Tree Experts Company, and Rooted in Trees to plant six new hardwood trees in our front yard. They’ll be planting three green vase zelkova, two scarlet oak, and one daybreak magnolia. Everyone is invited to attend and help plant the trees. (Social distancing and masks will be required.)

Those of you who can attend will learn about the importance of trees to local wildlife and the environment. You’ll also receive a free tupelo sapling to plant in your yard.

Arbor Day Poetry Contest

We’re hosting a poetry contest as part of our Arbor Day Celebration! Kids, teens, and adults can all submit their poems about trees to Mentor Public Library by Friday, April 16.

You can either drop off your poem in person at our Main Branch or email it to askalibrarian@mentorpl.org.

We’ll have three winners – one in each of our age categories: adults (19 and older), teens (12 to 18), and kids (11 and younger.) Each winning poet will win a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card and a swag bag from Mentor Public Library.

The winning poem in each age category will also be read during the tree planting.