12 17, 2020

Online Story Times

By |2020-12-17T05:00:18-05:00December 17, 2020|

Until we can gather safely together for story time, we’re sharing story times online in a couple of ways. You can join us on Zoom at 10 a.m. every Tuesday for a virtual story time. Please RSVP on our event calendar so you can get the link.

Also, we’ve recorded some story times. And we’re sharing them online, so your family can enjoy them at your convenience. You can watch these story times on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and right here on this page! We’ll be posting a new one every Monday, starting in January.

By the way, we’re still hosting special programs online. Visit our online event calendar to see them all.


12 3, 2020

Jingle All The Way! Online Holiday Story Time

By |2020-12-03T10:00:46-05:00December 3, 2020|

Need a little Christmas? Right this very minute?

Then we have the perfect story time for you! Ms. Mary shares holidays songs and stories from Sarah Kieley and Kevin Henkes. Grab your bells and your shakers and other noise makers, and get ready for a story time packed with winter wonder!

Join us on Thursdays, Dec. 10 and 17, for more holiday story times from our Lake Branch that your family can watch on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

You can also watch live story times that our Children’s Department host via Zoom at 10 am on Tuesdays. Our next one is on Dec. 8 and you can sign up for it here.

12 14, 2019

Story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers

By |2019-12-14T06:00:01-05:00December 14, 2019|

Players from the Mentor Ice Breakers join us for a special story time at our Main Branch.

Players from the Mentor Ice Breakers join us for a special story time at our Main Branch.

We always love when our friends from the Ice Breakers, Mentor’s professional hockey team, can visit us for story time.

On Monday, they joined us to read stories with the kids, answer questions about being a professional hockey player, and take photos with the children.

By the way, this month is stuffed with fun at the library. We’re hosting holiday story times, crafty Christmas programs, and even a concert. See what’s happening at the library this December.

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.

05 21, 2019

Pre-K Pop Party is popping all summer

By |2019-05-21T06:00:15-04:00May 21, 2019|

Kids can

Kids can party with us every Wednesday during Summer Reading

We’re throwing a dance party for the pre-kindergarten set all summer long.

Starting June 5, we will throw a pre-k pop party at 11 a.m. every Wednesday during Summer Reading at our Main Branch.

The party will be full of music, movement, rhymes, a story and lots of dancing. It’s open to all 3- to 5-year-olds without an adult. No registration required. It’s perfect for high-energy kids who love to move it.

By the way, Summer Reading begins Wednesday, May 22. We’re hosting a kickoff party with the Chardon Polka Band at 6:30 p.m. that day at our Main Branch, (but you can sign up for summer reading at any of our branches.)

This year our theme is A Universe of Stories. So we’ll host different programs with space themes throughout the summer, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. By the way, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • The opportunity to learn about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch. Discover some of the combustion and fluid experiments that astronauts have performed in microgravity.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to 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 (440) 255-8811 or visit our online event calendar.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate our Summer Reading program. The more you read and the more programs you attend, the better chance you have of winning.

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