Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch's lawn.

Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch’s lawn.

Kids played old-fashioned games like croquet, drop the handkerchief, bocce, and the game of graces earlier this summer at the Lake Branch with our friends from Lake County History Center.

And, while the games might be old-fashioned, fun is never out of style.

By the way, we’re celebrating a little history of our own at Mentor Public Library. This year is our bicentennial. (We look good for our age.)

And everyone is invited to our 200th Anniversary Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on our Main Branch lawn.

You can help us make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass. Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back, and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett.

We’ll also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required to attend our party!

Catch the fun!

Catch the fun!