Want to pretty up your Christmas tree while supporting your local library?
We’re celebrating our 200th anniversary – yes, we look good for our age – with a special ornament that you can purchase at any of our branches between now and Christmas.
The ornament only costs $5 and all proceeds support Mentor Public Library.
The ornament features our first library building on Center Street, which was designed in 1903 by Abram Garfield, the son of President James A. Garfield. (The building still exists, but we no longer own it. You can buy cupcakes there.) Before 1903, the library’s collection was housed at private homes.
Fun fact: In 1903, the library’s collection consisted of 2,400 books. We now have more than fifty times that you can borrow – not even counting eBook, audiobooks or eAudiobooks.