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11 28, 2021

Mentor Public Library closed on Friday, Dec. 3

By |2021-11-30T17:00:01-05:00November 28, 2021|

All of Mentor Public Library's branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 6, for staff in-service training.

All of Mentor Public Library’s branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 6, for staff in-service training.

All of our branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 3, 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. 4.

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.
11 25, 2021

Annual Food Drive Returns to Mentor Public Library

By |2021-12-03T12:05:07-05:00November 25, 2021|

Help those in need and have your library fines forgiven.

Help those in need during the holidays.

We’re collecting donations for our annual food drive from Dec. 1 to Dec. 30 at our Main, Lake, and Headlands Branches.

The donated food all goes to local food pantries that, in turn, give it to families who need it the most. Please give nonperishable food only.

If you’re not sure what to give, here are 20 helpful donation recommendations.

Last year, you donated hundreds of pounds of food to your neighbors in need. We look forward to your generosity again this year.

11 1, 2021

Borrow a Family Movie Night Kit from Mentor Public Library

By |2021-11-01T09:54:32-04:00November 1, 2021|

Borrow more than a movie. Borrow an entire Family Movie Night from Mentor Public Library!

Borrow more than a movie. Borrow an entire Family Movie Night from Mentor Public Library!

Looking for something fun during these cold winter nights? You can now borrow a family movie night kit from us!

Each kit has a different theme and everything needed for a cozy night in with the kids, including:

  • a DVD of a family-friendly flick
  • five picture books
  • a bag of microwave popcorn
  • four packets of hot cocoa.

Families can borrow a kit by calling our children’s department at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221. The kit can be picked up the same day from the children’s department in our Main Branch.

We are sorry but we cannot accommodate specific movie or book requests as part of the kit. Enjoy the element of surprise!

Movie kits are available only while supplies last with a reservation, so please remember to call ahead and have your library card number ready.

09 2, 2021

Learn basics of clothing care from our Life Hacks series

By |2021-09-09T11:31:05-04:00September 2, 2021|

Learn the basics of clothing care during our Life Hacks program on Sept. 16 at our Main Branch.

Save money by learning the keys to clothing care during the latest program in our Life Hacks series.

Acquire the basics of laundering (clothes, that is) and mending skills that can be used to repair clothes if they get worn or torn. The program is free and will be 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at our Main Branch.

You can register online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

We launched our new Life Hacks series for young adults this fall. It offers advice and shares techniques for all those things that adults are expected to know but no one ever teaches.

To learn more and to watch our Life Hacks video on the basics of budgeting, visit www.mentorpl.org/lifehacks.

Finally, we’re always looking for additional topics for our Life Hacks series. If you have a topic that you wanted covered in the series or if you’re an expert on a topic and want to lead a Life Hacks program, email the library at ref@mentorpl.org.

08 30, 2021

Free ACT/SAT Prep Sessions Available at Mentor Public Library

By |2021-08-30T06:00:53-04:00August 30, 2021|

Mentor Library is offering free ACT prep courses to teens on Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Mentor Library is offering free ACT and SAT prep courses for teens on Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

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, Sept. 18. Its focus will be on the math sections. The next session is Sept. 25. It will focus on the English 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, as well. All sessions will 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.

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