06 24, 2021

There Be Dragons at Mentor Public Library

By |2021-06-24T16:00:24-04:00June 24, 2021|

Learn how 3D printers work and paint your own dragon during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Kids (ages seven to 12) can paint their own dragon sculpture during a special program that pairs art and technology at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, on the lawn of our Main Branch.

The dragons will be made with the our 3D printer. The kids will learn how 3D printers work and see it in action. Then they’ll paint their own dragon that they can take home.

The program is free to attend, and registration is required. Families can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading! Kids, teens and adults can win spectacular prizes for reading this summer. The more you read, the better chance you have to win one of our fabulous prizes. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/summerreading2021.

06 15, 2021

Kids can follow their Roaming Gnomes around the world

By |2021-06-15T12:00:52-04:00June 15, 2021|

Where will your gnome roam this summer?

Where will your gnome roam this summer?

Let your gnome roam this summer!

We’re offering a special program where kids can decorate a gnome, send it to a friend or family member, and follow its adventures across the country (or even the world.)

First, kids (ages three to 12) can pick up a gnome from our Main Branch. Next, the kids can color and decorate their gnomes however they want. Give it a name and a backstory, if they want. Then, send it to a friend or family member.

Have that friend or family member bring the gnome with them when they go somewhere – the beach, park, volcano, wherever – and snap a few photos with their gnome companion. Afterward, send those photos (by text, email or post) to the child, so they can enjoy their gnomes’ adventures too.

Finally, share your photos with us by bringing them to the Children’s Department at our Main Branch or emailing them to kim.sidorick@mentorpl.org. We will be keeping track of and sharing all the places the gnomes visit this summer.

Please share your gnome photos with us by July 31 when our Summer Reading program concludes.

06 8, 2021

Magical Mondays at Mentor Public Library

By |2021-06-08T06:00:24-04:00June 8, 2021|

We’re hosting Magical Mondays every 1 p.m. on Monday outside of our Main Branch on Summer Reading.

Each week, kids can enjoy different crafts, games, and activities that tie into our Summer Reading theme of Imagine Your Story. Every week we’re exploring a different fairy tale, legend, or myth.

This week, the theme was labyrinths. So kids made mazes out of LEGO and Play-Doh. They also chalked labyrinth monsters on our story book trail.

Kids can join us every week for Magical Mondays. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

While at the library, everyone can sign up for our Summer Reading program! Kids, teens and adults can win spectacular prizes for reading this summer. The more you read, the better chance you have to win one of our fabulous prizes. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/summerreading2021.

05 30, 2021

Make Waves at our Mermaid Mania

By |2021-05-30T06:00:20-04:00May 30, 2021|

Kids (ages six to 12) can celebrate all things mermaid during Mermaid Mania at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.

We’re throwing this seaside soiree on the lawn of our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Kids will make mermaid crowns, ornaments and tails. They’ll also be games and snacks. It’s more fun than you can shake a dinglehopper at! The fun is free to attend, and registration is required. You can sign up online or by calling the Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

While you’re at the library, don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading! It starts Friday, June 4! You can register at any of our branches. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story and we’re hosting programs all summer long about fairy tales, myths and magic.

Kids, teens and adults can all win spectacular prizes for reading this summer. Kids (those entering sixth grade or younger) can earn a raffle ticket for every hour they read or are read to. The more they read, the better chance they have to win one of the library’s prizes.

Kids who read at least 20 hours during Summer Reading will also earn a golden ticket and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target.

Meanwhile, teens (those entering seventh grade and older) and adults can earn raffle tickets two ways. First, they can earn a ticket for each book they read. Next, they can earn up to 10 bonus tickets by completing different challenges. Each ticket means a better chance of winning.

For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/summerreading.

05 23, 2021

Kick off Summer Reading with a Princess & Pirates Party

By |2021-05-23T06:00:15-04:00May 23, 2021|

Summer Reading sets sail with a Pirates & Princesses Magic Show from Mentor Public Library on Saturday, June 5.

We’re kicking off our Summer Reading program with an online Pirates & Princesses Party at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5.

Kids can enjoy a magic show from Zap Entertainment via Zoom. (You’ll need to RSVP to get the Zoom link.) Once you sign up, kids can pick up their pirate or princess loot bags from our Main Branch. It’s stuffed with stuff that will help them to participate in the festivities.

Summer Reading starts Friday, June 4, at Mentor Public Library! You can sign up at any of our branches. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story and we’re hosting programs all summer long about fairy tales, myths and magic.

Of course, kids, teens and adults can win spectacular prizes from Mentor Public Library for reading this summer. Kids (those entering sixth grade or younger) can earn a raffle ticket for every hour they read or are read to. The more they read, the better chance they have to win one of the library’s prizes.

Kids who read at least 20 hours during Summer Reading will also earn a golden ticket and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target.

Meanwhile, teens (those entering seventh grade and older) and adults can earn raffle tickets two ways. First, they can earn a ticket for each book they read. Next, they can earn up to 10 bonus tickets by completing different challenges. Each ticket means a better chance of winning.

For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/summerreading.

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