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11 20, 2023

Mentor Public Library closed on Friday, Dec. 1

By |2023-11-20T16:09:28-05:00November 20, 2023|

All of our branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 1, for staff in-service training. We apologize for the inconvenience, but periodic training allows our staff to stay up-to-date on best practices for serving you.

We will re-open for our regular hours on SaturdayDec. 2.

In the meantime, you still have access to all of our digital services. That includes:

  • OverDrive for ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video
  • Hoopla for streaming music, video and audiobooks, as well as ebooks and comics
  • Freegal for music
  • Kanopy for top-shelf movies and documentaries from around the world
  • Flipster for digital editions of your favorite magazine
  • LinkedIn Learning for online tutorials on a wide range of subjects, including employment training
  • Niche Academy for video tutorials on how to use digital resources, including social media.
10 23, 2023

Free SAT Prep Sessions Available at Mentor Public Library

By |2023-10-17T10:53:09-04:00October 23, 2023|

Stressed over the test? That’s OK. We’re here to help!

We’re offering two free ACT/SAT prep sessions this autumn. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 11. Its focus will be on the math sections. The next session is Nov. 18. It will focus on the writing and reading courses. You can register for both or either on our website.

Both sessions will provide practical experience in terms of the types of questions you’ll see and offer strategies for standardized tests. They’ll be led by Dr. John Foster, one of our reference librarians at Mentor Public Library. Foster has a doctorate in history from the University of Washington and has taught at both high school and college levels.

By the way, you can also use one of our digital services to help you prepare for your big test. LinkedIn Learning has online video courses about taking the ACT, PSAT and SAT. And it’s free to use with your Mentor Public Library card.

09 8, 2023

Library hosting free computer classes in September

By |2023-08-29T13:32:16-04:00September 8, 2023|

We’re offering six free computer classes at our Lake Branch in September, including introductions to the Internet, email and Facebook.

The classes include:

  • Basic Computersour most basic computer class—at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. People will learn the basic skills they need to use a computer—no previous experience required.
  • Basic Email skills at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
  • Microsoft Publisher at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn how to use Publisher to create flyers, cards and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • Microsoft Word I at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn how to create, open and save documents, as well as other basic techniques in Microsoft’s word-processing software.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class
  • introduction to Facebook at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 257-2512. Registration opens two weeks before the class is scheduled.

The library also offers several online computer classes through the LinkedIn Learning database. The courses are free to watch with a public library card. For more information, visit

09 7, 2022

Join the adventure with Mentor Public Library’s Dungeons & Dice Club

By |2022-08-31T14:37:51-04:00September 7, 2022|

Kids (ages eight to 12) can join the adventure with our new Dungeons and Dice Tabletop Adventuring Club.

They can take on the roles of wizards, barbarians and more to explore dungeons, fight monsters, and save kingdoms. Game supplies and character sheets will be provided.

The club’s first meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at our Main Branch. Registration is required. Kids can sign up to participate online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

By the way, if you play Dungeons & Dragons, visit Mentor Public Library before your next campaign. We have all sorts of handbooks and manuals that can spice up your next adventure.

07 15, 2022

Mentor Library hosting trivia night for families

By |2022-07-05T12:34:29-04:00July 15, 2022|

Rally the relatives for Family Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at our Main Branch.

Families can compete as a team to answer trivia questions. This year, the questions will be themed to go along our Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities. Teams can have up to six players, and each team must include at least one child (13 or younger) and an adult.

It’s free to play, and registration is required to join the fun. You can sign up by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

Summer Reading has started at all of our branches. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so the library is hosting programs that explore and celebrate lakes, rivers, oceans and aquatic life all summer. Check out the full event calendar on our website!

All ages – kids, teens and adults – can sign up for summer reading. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning one of the library’s prizes at the end of the summer. The last day earn tickets for prize raffles is July 31!


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