08 20, 2019

Get dancing at our Music & Play Club

By |2019-08-20T06:00:11-04:00August 20, 2019|

Kids will love our new music-themed story time on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch.

Kids will love our new music-themed story time on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch.

Do you have a little one who loves to sing and dance? Bring them to our Music & Play Club!

This new club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch. This month, that’s Sept. 4. Kids are welcome with their adult. No registration is required.

Your children will enjoy this music-themed story time, which always includes time for free play at the end.

And, yes, story time is back in session! We host story times almost every day and at all of our branches. Visit our event calendar to see which suits your family best.

07 25, 2019

Defying gravity at our Out of this World Party

By |2019-07-25T06:00:48-04:00July 25, 2019|

Acrobat Annabella didn’t quite blast off when she performed during the Out of This World Party last week at our Lake Branch, but she certainly blew some minds.

She defied gravity with juggling-sticks, contortionist, and tumbling routines during our celebration of the moon landing’s anniversary.

Kids also designed their own frisbees and completed a 9-hole disc golf course during the party.

By the way, don’t forget to enter all of your books or hours read before our Summer Reading program ends on Sunday, July 28. We want to make sure you get credit for all of the reading you’ve been doing this summer.

And it’s not too late to sign up for Summer Reading, if you haven’t already. Even if you only read one book this summer, you still have a chance to win one of our awesome prizes. And the more you read, the better chance you have of winning.

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07 5, 2019

Out of this World Party at MPL’s Lake Branch

By |2019-07-05T06:00:37-04:00July 5, 2019|

Kids can celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing at our Lake Branch.

Kids can celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing at our Lake Branch.

Families can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an out-of-this-world party at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at our Lake Branch.

Kids will design their own spaceship Frisbee. Then, they’ll “steer” their spaceship through a 9-hole disc golf course.

Performer Annabella Noelle will also demonstrate some gravity-defying acrobatics for the kids.

The party is free to attend and open to kids of all ages. No registration is required.

By the way, this year’s Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories, so we’re offering programs that will leave stars in your eyes all summer.

We’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday through 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 any of our branches.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate Mentor Public Library’s Summer Reading program. The more people read and the more programs they attend, the better chance they have of winning.

07 3, 2019

Fun is never old-fashioned

By |2019-07-03T06:00:59-04:00July 3, 2019|

Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch's lawn.

Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch’s lawn.

Kids played old-fashioned games like croquet, drop the handkerchief, bocce, and the game of graces earlier this summer at the Lake Branch with our friends from Lake County History Center.

And, while the games might be old-fashioned, fun is never out of style.

By the way, we’re celebrating a little history of our own at Mentor Public Library. This year is our bicentennial. (We look good for our age.)

And everyone is invited to our 200th Anniversary Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on our Main Branch lawn.

You can help us make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass. Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back, and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett.

We’ll also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required to attend our party!

Catch the fun!

Catch the fun!

04 9, 2019

Getting green with Mentor Public Library

By |2019-04-09T06:00:45-04:00April 9, 2019|

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more.

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more at Mentor Public Library’s branches.

We’re celebrating both Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) soon, so we’re hosting three programs that week where families can find the fun in going green.

First, families can make Earth Day collages any time from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at our Headlands Branch. You can create landscapes, planets or anything else you can imagine out of recycled magazines. No registration required. All ages welcome.

Next, kids can make crafts out of recycled materials during our monthly Green Kids Craft Lab at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, April 24, at The HUB inside Mentor High School. This month’s theme is (naturally) I Love the Earth. Once again, no registration is required.

That same day, adults can make their own crafty, reusable totes at 6:30 p.m. at our Lake Branch. Like our other programs, this one is free to attend. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

Additionally, if you’re looking for another way to recycle, you can come to the Friends of Mentor Public Library’s book sale that weekend. Restock your bookshelves for next to nothing on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

The money from these book sales supports library programs and services, including summer reading, author visits, children’s story times and programs, as well as programming for teens.

Finally, if you’re looking books or DVDs to help discuss Earth or Arbor Day with your kids, we literally have hundreds in our collection that you can borrow.

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