Thank you for helping us make such a wonderful birthday gift.

Thank you for helping us make such a wonderful birthday gift.

Every year is a busy one at Mentor Public Library, but a lot happened this year.

1. First of all, we observed our 200th anniversary. The best birthday gift is to give, so we celebrated by collecting donations for a lot of valuable nonprofits like Project Hope, Forbes House, and Can Your Fines.

You also helped us commemorate our bicentennial by making the community mosaic that now hangs in our Main Branch.

2.We’ve expanded our Library of Things, so you can now borrow light therapy lamps from us. This is in addition to items like mobile wifi hotspotstraffic cones, and ukuleles that we lend. Keep an eye on our Library of Things, because it will continue to grow in 2020.

3. We’ve added more story times than ever, including our new Pajama Story Times and Pre-K Pop Parties! Visit our event calendar to see which of our story times fits your schedule best.

Turns out the galaxy wasn't that far away.

Turns out the galaxy wasn’t that far away.

4. If you like Hoopla and Kanopy, you should check out RBDigital. It lets you watch The Great Courses lectures, the best of British television, concert films, telenovelas, and more for free with your library card.

5. Our Summer Reading program was stellar this year, as we hosted a series of programs about space. Everyone from NASA engineers to Darth Vader visited us.

6. We hosted our Mentor Mystery Month this October. Authors including James Badal, Vivien Chien, DM Pulley, Brad Ricca, Jane Ann Turzillo, and more visited us to discuss their mystery and true-crime books.

7. Finally, thanks to a new partnership with Holden Forests & Gardens, you can now borrow some of the spectacular gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books from the  Corning Library within Holden Arboretum. They’re available to lend at our Main Branch.

The year 2019 may be in the books. But there’s always something new at Mentor Public Library, so check us out! As always, it’s a pleasure and privilege to be your destination for information.