03 1, 2020

Drop Your Drawers at the library

By |2020-03-01T06:00:19-05:00March 1, 2020|

Drop Your Drawers LogoYou can drop your drawers at Mentor Public Library – no, not like that.

You can help local children by dropping off new and unopened packages of underwear (both boys and girls) in the Children’s Department at any of our branches. We’ll be accepting donations from March 9 to April 8.

The clothes will be donated to United Way of Lake County who will make sure that they go to families who need them.

10 28, 2019

Support Broadmoor & Deepwood by donating craft supplies this November at Mentor Library

By |2019-10-28T06:00:41-04:00October 28, 2019|

You can support Deepwood and Broadmoor School by donating craft items at Mentor Public Library this November.

You can support Deepwood and Broadmoor School by donating craft items at Mentor Public Library this November.

We’re hosting donation drives all year as part of our 200th anniversary celebration.

This November, we’re collecting items for Broadmoor School and Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood. The mission of Deepwood is to EMPOWER people with developmental disabilities to ENGAGE in activities that ENRICH their lives and contribute to their community.

You can support Broadmoor, Deepwood, and its clients by donating items from its wish list at our Main, Lake and Headlands Branches, including:

  • Stickers (holiday or themed)
  • Foam stickers
  • Holiday craft kits for three to six year olds
  • Washable markers
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Play-Doh
  • Crayons
  • Stamp Pads
  • Coloring Books
  • Books that make noise like music or sound effects
  • Easel paper
  • Card stock paper (variety of colors)
  • Butcher block paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Colored yissue paper
  • Colored Bingo stampers (variety of colors)
  • Glue gun sticks
  • Glue sticks
  • Crafting pompoms
  • Pencil boxes and pencil pouches
  • Colored balls
  • Silk flowers
  • Tempera paint (red, yellow, blue, green, purple, black and white) (pint, quart or gallon)
  • Christmas or any other holiday decorations
  • Jingle bells

These supplies will provide students at Broadmoor School and participants of all ages in Deepwood’s Recreation Program to engage in creative activities, enhancing fine motor skills, enriching their quality of lives, and empowering them to achieve their goals.

Visit the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood’s website for more information on their many programs and services.

By the way, our Year of Giving concludes this December when we collect for Toys for Tots and our annual Can Your Fines Food Drive.

Thank you for giving if you can! And check here for more ways you can enjoy 200 years of Mentor Public Library.

09 28, 2019

Donate to Forbes House during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By |2019-09-28T06:00:01-04:00September 28, 2019|

Forbes HouseWe’re hosting donation drives all year as part of our 200th anniversary celebration.

This October, we’re collecting items for Forbes House, the only domestic violence shelter in Lake County. Forbes House provides a safe, nurturing place for survivors of domestic violence and their children to get the help they need.

You can support Forbes House and its clients by donating items from its wish list at our Main, Lake and Headlands Branches, including:

  • Laketran bus passes
  • laundry detergent pods
  • umbrellas
  • hair brushes
  • flashlights
  • $10 gift cards (gas stations, grocery store, Target, Walmart)
  • cleaning supplies (trash bags, Lysol wipes, liquid hand soap, mops, brooms, dust pans, magic erasers, and non-bleach floor cleaner)
  • medicine (Benadryl, cough drops, cold and cough medicine, Tums, fever and pain reliever capsules
  • baby supplies (baby formula, children’s toiletries, monitors, wipes, diapers, pull-ups, fitted crip sheets, and onesies)
  • clothing (new women’s shoes, tops, underwear and clothing of all sizes, especially things that can be worn for a job interview; little boy’s underwear and socks)
  • household items (paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, napkins, freezer bags, plastic wrap, and laundry baskets)

For more information on Forbes House, you can visit its website.

By the way, our Year of Giving continues all year. The calendar is:

July – Project Hope
October – Forbes House
November – Broadmoor/Deepwood

Thank you for giving if you can! And check here for more ways you can enjoy 200 years of Mentor Public Library.

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