Take a book, leave a book – or just take a book.

In partnership with the cities of Mentor and Mentor-on-the-Lake, Mentor Public Library’s Little Free Libraries (LFLs) are once again popping up in select locations around town.

“The Little Free Libraries provide another way for the community to connect with the library and with each other. Take a book, leave a book—or just take a book. We are very simply promoting reading and reaching out to folks who may never have crossed our thresholds.”
– Lynn Hawkins, Former Executive Director, Mentor Public Library

Look for a Little Free Library…
…at these outdoor venues (May – October):

Mentor-on-the-Lake locations:

  • Mentor-on-the-Lake City Hall (Andrews Rd) – (Year Round)
  • Mentor Beach Park (Andrews Rd)

Mentor locations:

  • Mentor Dog Park (Hopkins Rd)
  • Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve
  • Wildwood Cultural Center & Park
    (Little Mountain Rd)
  • Eleanor B. Garfield Park Pool
    (Mentor Ave)
  • Mentor Civic Center Playground
  • Edward R. Walsh Park (on Bellflower Rd)
  • Commemorative Rose Garden
    (corner of Mentor Ave & Hart St)
  • Veterans Park (Hopkins Rd)
  • Mentor Ice Arena
  • Headlands Community Center

…and at these business locations:

  • Yours Truly Restaurant
  • Holden Arboretum
  • The News-Herald
  • Crossroads
  • ERIE Bank (Center St.)
  • Memorial Middle School
  • Hope Ridge United Methodist Church
  • My Kids Child Care Inc.

LFLs started in Wisconsin in 2009 in memory of founder Todd Bol’s mother and her love of reading. “The concept was simple: take a book, return a book.” The LFL’s have become so popular, they are now a global phenomenon in 40 countries.

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