04 2, 2021

Mentor Public Library celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

By |2021-04-02T06:00:49-04:00April 2, 2021|

We're planting trees at our Main Branch during an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, May 1. Because trees are what everyone needs.

We’re planting six new hardwood trees at our Main Branch during an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, May 1. Because TREES are what everyone needs.

Mentor Public Library is planting trees and giving free saplings to families during an Arbor Day Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at our Main Branch.

We’ve partnered with Holden Forests & Gardens, Bartlett Tree Experts Company, and Rooted in Trees to plant six new hardwood trees in our front yard. They’ll be planting three green vase zelkova, two scarlet oak, and one daybreak magnolia. Everyone is invited to attend and help plant the trees. (Social distancing and masks will be required.)

Those of you who can attend will learn about the importance of trees to local wildlife and the environment. You’ll also receive a free tupelo sapling to plant in your yard.

Arbor Day Poetry Contest

We’re hosting a poetry contest as part of our Arbor Day Celebration! Kids, teens, and adults can all submit their poems about trees to Mentor Public Library by Friday, April 16.

You can either drop off your poem in person at our Main Branch or email it to askalibrarian@mentorpl.org.

We’ll have three winners – one in each of our age categories: adults (19 and older), teens (12 to 18), and kids (11 and younger.) Each winning poet will win a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card and a swag bag from Mentor Public Library.

The winning poem in each age category will also be read during the tree planting.

12 17, 2020

Mentor Public Library Gets Rooted in Trees

By |2020-12-17T06:00:44-05:00December 17, 2020|

Fireblight Crab ApplesFirst, the bad news: the crab apple trees in front of our Main Branch are infected with a bacterial disease called fire blight. We love these trees that have beautified our library for nearly 40 years, but they are dying.

But trees are what everyone needs. So we’re teaming with Rooted in Trees to make sure the library grounds stay green.

We’re hosting a program on May 1 in honor of Arbor Day where Rooted in Trees will plant six new hardwood trees in our front yard to replace the dying crab apples.

On planting day, Rooted in Trees will also provide an educational program complete with demonstration plantings of several trees. In addition, FREE tree saplings will be given to participants.

Rooted in Trees is a public charity that’s dedicated to restoring the Northeast Ohio tree canopy while inspiring Ohioans to preserve the environment. It has also supported canopy projects in Kirtland Hills, the Geauga Park District, and Lake Erie College.

 

04 9, 2019

Getting green with Mentor Public Library

By |2019-04-09T06:00:45-04:00April 9, 2019|

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more.

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more at Mentor Public Library’s branches.

We’re celebrating both Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) soon, so we’re hosting three programs that week where families can find the fun in going green.

First, families can make Earth Day collages any time from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at our Headlands Branch. You can create landscapes, planets or anything else you can imagine out of recycled magazines. No registration required. All ages welcome.

Next, kids can make crafts out of recycled materials during our monthly Green Kids Craft Lab at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, April 24, at The HUB inside Mentor High School. This month’s theme is (naturally) I Love the Earth. Once again, no registration is required.

That same day, adults can make their own crafty, reusable totes at 6:30 p.m. at our Lake Branch. Like our other programs, this one is free to attend. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

Additionally, if you’re looking for another way to recycle, you can come to the Friends of Mentor Public Library’s book sale that weekend. Restock your bookshelves for next to nothing on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

The money from these book sales supports library programs and services, including summer reading, author visits, children’s story times and programs, as well as programming for teens.

Finally, if you’re looking books or DVDs to help discuss Earth or Arbor Day with your kids, we literally have hundreds in our collection that you can borrow.

03 7, 2019

Enjoy tall tales with the Tree Tale Tellers from Holden Arboretum

By |2019-03-07T06:00:31-05:00March 7, 2019|

Jacob learns about all the animals that live in, on and under trees during a Tree Tale Story Time at Mentor Public Library.

Kyle learns about all the animals that live in, on and under trees during a Tree Tale Story Time at Mentor Public Library.

We’re inviting friends over to tell some tree tales this month.

In place of our preschool story times, we’re hosting a pair of special story times with our friends from The Holden Arboretum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, at our Main Branch.

Then, our Holden friends will visit our Lake Branch for a story time at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

All of these story times will teach kids the importance and value of trees.

All of these story times are free to attend. No registration necessary.

Borrow books from the Corning Library in Holden Arboretum at Mentor Public Library.

Borrow books from the Corning Library in Holden Arboretum at Mentor Public Library.

By the way, if you love Holden Arboretum, then you should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch.

In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

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