01 13, 2019

Discover the magic of reading at the Read-a-Thon Kickoff Party

By |2019-01-13T06:00:17-05:00January 13, 2019|

Kids can learn about the magic of reading during the Read-a-Thon Kickoff Party on Jan. 31 at our Main Branch.

Kids can learn about the magic of reading during the Read-a-Thon Kickoff Party on Jan. 31 at our Main Branch.

Kids can have fun and learn how they can raise money for a good cause during the Mentor Schools Foundation Read-a-Thon Kickoff Party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at our Main Branch.

First, the children will enjoy a magic show with Mr. Zap, who you may remember from our Summer Reading Kickoff Party last year. (When you want to kick something off, Mr. Zap’s your guy.)

He will show kids the magic of reading. Then, the children will learn about the Read-a-Thon where they can win prizes and help raise money for Mentor Schools Foundation.

The party is free to attend and open to all kids. Families are encouraged to register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811.

The Read-a-Thon is an annual fundraiser for the Mentor Schools Foundation. Kids sign up friends and family members for pledges. The more the children read and the more pledges they get, the more money will go to the Mentor Schools Foundation.

The foundation has given more than $120,000 to Mentor Schools’ projects since its creation in 1985. It’s given grants to robotics, theater, Science Olympiad, Model United Nations, literacy programs and more.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.mentorschoolsfoundation.org.

12 13, 2018

Library cards for Lake Shore Compact students

By |2018-12-13T06:00:16-05:00December 13, 2018|

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

We spent a wonderful morning giving Mentor Public Library cards to about 175 Career Technical Education students this Tuesday at Mentor Schools’ Paradigm building.

The students were from the MBA, Allied Health and Graphic Design & Video Production tracks. They all use lynda.com, an online software training database, to help them with their studies. And the school districts pay so the students can access it.

Recently, Lynda.com became one of the dozens of databases you can use for free with your library card. That means the students and schools can access it for free. All the students need is a library card.

We also had the opportunity to show the students the ebooks, digital magazines, streaming music and video, and other online resources they can use with their Mentor Public Library Card.

This is just the beginning of the process. However, by putting library cards in every Mentor High School students’ hands, we can save the school district $37,500 over the next five years.

This is just one of the ways that Mentor Schools and Mentor Public Library have partnered to (one) save the community money, (two) share resources and (three) make those resources available to you.

Just this year, we opened Mentor High School’s renovated school library — now known as The HUB — to the public. It’s open to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday. We also host a wide variety of programs there each week.

Moreover, you now use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace!

It contains a:

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of your dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing. For more information, visit our makerspace page.

We’re grateful for our friends at Mentor Schools. Our partnership with them has made our library card more valuable than ever.

 

 

08 9, 2016

Travel through time with MHS yearbooks

By |2016-08-09T07:31:16-04:00August 9, 2016|

yearbook-1You can now peruse online copies of more than 40 different Mentor High School yearbooks going back to 1927 on our website!

Wonder how the district has changed over the decades? Want to see what your grandparents looked like as high schoolers? Just want to laugh at some funny hairstyles?

You’re only a click away from decades’ worth of time capsules.

If you have a yearbook that’s not in our collection and you want to add it, let us know. You can never have too many memories.

 

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