01 31, 2020

Bring your little ones to the Valentine Pee Wee Prom at the library

By |2020-01-31T06:00:16-05:00January 31, 2020|

Dress to impress at our Valentine Pee Wee Prom on

Dress to impress at our Valentine Pee Wee Prom on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Bring your favorite little ones to our Valentine Pee Wee Prom at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at our Main Branch.

Kids (ages three to six) can dress up, dance, play, and craft to their hearts’ content. There will be snacks too. Our Pee Wee Prom is free to attend but registration is required. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Here are some other Valentine’s-themed programs that we’re hosting at the library this February:

  • Kids (ages six to 12) can make a unique wooden valentine using the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10
  • Tweens and teens (fifth through 12th grade) are invited to our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at our Lake Branch. There will be crafts, cookie decorating, and friends— no romance required!
  • Does your child have a sweet tooth? Kids (ages six to 12) can come to our We Love Chocolate program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at our Main Branch. We’ll have games, crafts, and, of course, chocolate.

All of these programs are free to attend. But registration is required. Either call us or use our event calendar to reserve your spot in the room.

06 9, 2019

No stopping the Pre-K Pop Party

By |2019-06-09T06:00:13-04:00June 9, 2019|

Do your kids like to move it, move it?

Bring them to the Pre-K Pop Party at 11 a.m. every Wednesday during Summer Reading at our Main Branch.

Our parties are full of music, rhymes and a story. There’s also a lot of moving – blasting off like a spaceship, walking like a crab, waddling like a penguin, and (of course) lots and lots of dancing.

It’s open to all 3- to 5-year-olds without an adult. No registration required. It’s perfect for high-energy kids.

And don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading while you’re here. This year our theme is A Universe of Stories. So we’re hosting different programs with space themes throughout the summer.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. 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.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate our Summer Reading program. The more you read and the more programs you attend, the better chance you have of winning.

05 21, 2019

Pre-K Pop Party is popping all summer

By |2019-05-21T06:00:15-04:00May 21, 2019|

Kids can

Kids can party with us every Wednesday during Summer Reading

We’re throwing a dance party for the pre-kindergarten set all summer long.

Starting June 5, we will throw a pre-k pop party at 11 a.m. every Wednesday during Summer Reading at our Main Branch.

The party will be full of music, movement, rhymes, a story and lots of dancing. It’s open to all 3- to 5-year-olds without an adult. No registration required. It’s perfect for high-energy kids who love to move it.

By the way, Summer Reading begins Wednesday, May 22. We’re hosting a kickoff party with the Chardon Polka Band at 6:30 p.m. that day at our Main Branch, (but you can sign up for summer reading at any of our branches.)

This year our theme is A Universe of Stories. So we’ll host different programs with space themes throughout the summer, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. By the way, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • The opportunity to learn about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch. Discover some of the combustion and fluid experiments that astronauts have performed in microgravity.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. 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 (440) 255-8811 or visit our online event calendar.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate our Summer Reading program. The more you read and the more programs you attend, the better chance you have of winning.

02 27, 2019

Dinosaur Dance Party!

By |2019-02-27T06:00:20-05:00February 27, 2019|


Some parties are historic. Ours was prehistoric!

We threw a dinosaur dance party on Monday at our Main Branch. We snapped jaws, shook our claws, stomped our feet and moved to the beat.

After our trip to the mosh-ozoic, the kids calmed down with a craft. They made their own dinosaur tails (or thagomizers, if you’re fancy.)

By the way, if your kid (or grownup) loves dinosaurs, we have a lot – seriously, a lot – of books and DVDs they can borrow.

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