Kids (ages six to 12) can celebrate all things mermaid during Mermaid Mania at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.

We’re throwing this seaside soiree on the lawn of our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Kids will make mermaid crowns, ornaments and tails. They’ll also be games and snacks. It’s more fun than you can shake a dinglehopper at! The fun is free to attend, and registration is required. You can sign up online or by calling the Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

While you’re at the library, don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading! It starts Friday, June 4! You can register at any of our branches. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story and we’re hosting programs all summer long about fairy tales, myths and magic.

Kids, teens and adults can all win spectacular prizes for reading this summer. Kids (those entering sixth grade or younger) can earn a raffle ticket for every hour they read or are read to. The more they read, the better chance they have to win one of the library’s prizes.

Kids who read at least 20 hours during Summer Reading will also earn a golden ticket and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target.

Meanwhile, teens (those entering seventh grade and older) and adults can earn raffle tickets two ways. First, they can earn a ticket for each book they read. Next, they can earn up to 10 bonus tickets by completing different challenges. Each ticket means a better chance of winning.

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