Teens made and launched stomp rockets on our Main Branch lawn, using plastic bottles, PVC pipe, and air pressure. And, as you can see, they got some remarkable height.

This year, our Summer Reading theme is “A Universe of Stories,” so we’re hosting programs that will put stars in your eyes all summer.

The stomp-rocket launch is part of our summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

Throughout the summer, we’ll host different programs with space themes, including:

Prepping for takeoff

Prepping for takeoff

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on our Main Branch’s lawn. Each week the we’ll offer different games, crafts and activities that tie into space, planets and even aliens. Then, families can come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we’ll have stellar activities for kids. No registration is required to attend Marvelous Mondays or Freaky Fridays.

And that’s just a smattering of the dozens of programs we’re offering this summer. They are free to attend, though some require registration. To sign up, call us at any of our branches.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate Mentor Public Library’s Summer Reading program. The more people read and the more programs they attend, the better chance they have of winning.