12 17, 2020

Online Story Times

By |2020-12-17T05:00:18-05:00December 17, 2020|

Until we can gather safely together for story time, we’re sharing story times online in a couple of ways. You can join us on Zoom at 10 a.m. every Tuesday for a virtual story time. Please RSVP on our event calendar so you can get the link.

Also, we’ve recorded some story times. And we’re sharing them online, so your family can enjoy them at your convenience. You can watch these story times on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and right here on this page! We’ll be posting a new one every Monday, starting in January.

By the way, we’re still hosting special programs online. Visit our online event calendar to see them all.


11 26, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Community Library

By |2020-11-26T06:00:29-05:00November 26, 2020|

Mentor Public Library has reopened its Main, Headlands, and Lake Branches to the public, as well as The HUB in Mentor High School.

We have adjusted our health and safety measures to reflect new guidelines from the state and CDC. If patrons or staff are fully vaccinated, then face coverings are optional. All others are still required to wear face coverings while inside our branches.

We have also begun hosting some programs in-person outside of our branches. Click here to visit our online event calendar. Our programs are conducted in accordance with current health and safety mandates/guidelines, which are subject to change. We encourage all attendees to observe these rules so that in-person programing may continue. It is up to the individual to determine his or her level of comfort and acceptable risk when attending programs. If you are concerned about public gatherings, please do not attend.

Notary and passport services are still available by appointment only. You can also pick up printing jobs curbside or at our drive-thru, and even 3D printing jobs at our Main Branch.

COVID-19 is still present in our community. Here’s additional information from the:

We’re following the advice of experts so we can:

  • keep you and our other patrons as safe as possible
  • prevent additional spikes in COVID-19 transmission
  • continue to provide library programs and services to the community
04 19, 2020

How to make your own face mask

By |2020-04-19T06:00:00-04:00April 19, 2020|

Our Tech Services Manager Pam has been sewing masks for those who need it during the stay-at-home order in Ohio. Here are the steps to make her favorite face mask.

1. Using quilting cotton fabric cut 3 pieces:

  • 11.5 inches by 8 inches (outer piece)
  • 7.5 inches by 8 inches (inner lining piece)
  • 4 inches by 3 inches (nose piece)

Picture12. Right sides facing, (this is the patterned side of your fabric together) center your lining piece face down to the top of your outer piece.

Picture23. Sew a ¼ seam allowance. Stitch the top of the inner lining to the outer piece and then stitch the bottom of the inner lining to the outer piece.

Picture34. Flip mask inside out and give it a good press.

Picture45. Fold the long edges of the nose piece in ½ inch, both sides.

Picture56. Fold the nose piece in half and press.

Picture67. Sew the nose piece in the center of your mask by stitching the long edge top and bottom.

Picture78. Referring to the video, iron in three pleats. Give the pleats a good press. Tack pleats down about 2 inches in on each side with a single line of stitching.

Picture89. Make the channels for ties on the side of your mask. Working on the wrong side, take one side fold in half, then fold again, so the channel meets your mask. Stitch channel down, pull ties through channel. Repeat for the other side.


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