05 1, 2021

A Beautiful Day to Plant Some Trees!

By |2021-05-01T16:06:55-04:00May 1, 2021|

Children and a community forester from Holden Forests & Gardens help water the new trees that now dot our front lawn.

Thank you to everyone for making our Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting so special!

Thank you to Holden Forests and Gardens, Rooted in Trees, and Bartlett Tree Experts for helping to make it happen.

Thank you to our poetry contest winners for sharing their beautiful poems. Thank you to State Sen. Cirino, State Rep. Dan Troy, and Councilpersons Janet Dowling and Sean Blake for joining us.

And thanks to all the families for helping us plant the six new hardwood trees outside of our Main Branch!

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.

09 20, 2020

Enjoy free gardening programs from Mentor Public Library

By |2020-09-20T16:00:58-04:00September 20, 2020|

Hey green thumbs! We were fortunate to host Carol and Pat from the Lake County Master Gardeners earlier this week. They suggested tools and techniques that can make gardening easier and safer as you age. Gardening – like so many other physical tasks – gets trickier as we grow older. However, with the right plan, one can still enjoy gardening at any age.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. By the way, any green thumbs 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.

04 1, 2019

Video: Perfect perennials for constant color in your garden

By |2019-04-01T06:00:57-04:00April 1, 2019|

Master Gardener Shelley Baeslack explained how you can use perennials to create interest in your garden all four seasons when she visited our library last week.

If you missed her talk (or wish to revisit it,) we filmed it and are sharing it in its entirety online.

By the way, any green thumbs 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.

03 17, 2019

A tree-riffic story time

By |2019-03-17T06:00:38-04:00March 17, 2019|

Kids sing a rousing chorus of "Leaves, Branches, Trunk & Roots" During the Tree Tale Tellers story time at our Main Branch.

Kids sing a rousing chorus of “Leaves, Branches, Trunk & Roots” During the Tree Tale Tellers story time at our Main Branch.

We hosted a pair of special story times this week with our friends from The Holden Arboretum.

The kids learned about the importance and value of trees with stories, songs and a craft.

No worries, if you missed it. Our Holden friends will visit our Lake Branch for a story time at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

This story time is 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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