Check out all the fun at Mentor Public Library this December.

Check out all the fun at Mentor Public Library this December.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we have a sleigh-full of fun for you and your loved ones.

We’re hosting holiday story times, crafty Christmas programs, and even a concert. See what’s happening at the library this December.

Holiday story times

We’re hosting our Deck the Halls story times at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 20, at our Main Branch.

Meanwhile, we’ll have our Jingle All the Way story times at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday between now and Christmas at our Lake Branch. And, of course, are Tyke Time story times at 11 a.m. on Thursdays at our Headlands Branch.

All of our story times will be stuffed with seasonal stories, songs, and crafts.

Join us for a special story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers.

Join us for a special story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers.

Additionally, we’re hosting a few special themed story times this month at the library. Mentor’s hockey team, The Ice Breakers, return to read you some of their favorite stories at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at our Main Branch. You’ll also be able to ask them about being professional hockey players.

Then, our friends from the Mentor Fire Department will join us for a singular story time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at our Main Branch. Kids can learn about fire safety and what it’s like to be a fireman.

Finally, we’re having a special reading of the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at our Main Branch. There will also be cookies, hot cocoa, and a craft. Registration is required for this story time, so make sure to reserve a spot for your family.

Family Fun

Kids can search the shelves of our Main, Lake, and Headlands Branches for elves, the grinch, and reindeer, respectively, from now until Christmas. Whenever they find one, they’ll receive a prize.

Additionally, we’re hosting a free holiday concert with the Erie Heights Brass Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.

Also, we’re screening a trio of free family-friendly films this December. You can watch the classic Miracle on 34th Street at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at our Main Branch. You can also join us for a family film at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at our Lake Branch (Mentor Schools are closed that day) and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at our Main Branch. We even provide the popcorn.

Teen Time

We’re offering a pair of cool Christmas programs that are all for teens. (In this case, teens means ages 11 through 18.) First, we’re hosting our first ever Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at our Main Branch. Teens will try to unwrap a ball of saran wrap as quickly as they can. Whatever they unwrap, they get to keep, including gift cards, candy, and more surprises!

Then, teens can make can customize their own popcorn during a tasty program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at our Main Branch. They’ll learn how to drizzle, drench and season popcorn with chocolate, cheese, caramel, cinnamon, and more.

Crafty Christmas

We’re hosting a plethora of programs for kids, teens, and adults where you can craft something creative and cool.

For kids

For teens

For adults

One last thing: all of our programs are free to attend. However, most of them require registration. So make sure you sign up online or call us, so we can save you a space.