05 15, 2022

Summer Reading launches June 2

By |2022-05-10T15:48:15-04:00May 15, 2022|

Readers of all ages – kids, teens and, yes, even adults – can explore Oceans of Possibilities and win spectacular prizes during Summer Reading at Mentor Public Library. They can sign up at any of our branches starting June 2.

Once they’ve registered, kids (those entering sixth grade or younger) will 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 our prizes.

Children can also earn some fun rewards along the way. If they reach the 10-hour mark, they can vote for the color Miss Marilyn and Miss Gillian will dye their hair. Also, kids who read at least 20 hours during Summer Reading will earn a golden ticket and a chance to win $50 gift cards to Target or Amazon.

Meanwhile, teens (those entering seventh grade and older) and adults can sign up for summer reading in person at the library, online at mentorpl.beanstack.org, or by using the Beanstack app. Then they can use Beanstack to record what they read. For every book they read or audiobook they listen to, they’ll receive an entry into one of the library’s teen or adult prize raffles.

This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities and we’re programs for all ages this summer that explore and celebrate lakes, rivers, oceans and aquatic life. Check out the full event calendar on our website!

Summer Reading launches Thursday, June 2, with the Very Hungry Caterpillar visiting our Main Branch. The last day to earn raffle tickets is Sunday, July 31. Happy reading!

08 13, 2021

Mentor Public Library hosting Reader’s Theater for kids

By |2021-08-13T06:00:03-04:00August 13, 2021|

Kids can have fun working as a team and practicing their reading skills during Reader’s Theater on Aug. 25 at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Kids entering first through third grade can bring fairy tales, tall tales and fables to life during Reader’s Theater at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, the lawn of the our Main Branch.

Reader’s Theater promotes teamwork, improves kids’ confidence and enhances their reading skills in a low-key setting.

It’s free to participate in Reader’s Theater, but you do have to sign up beforehand. You can register online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

07 24, 2021

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Best Beach Reads for the Summer

By |2021-07-24T12:00:36-04:00July 24, 2021|

Cailey and Meg share what books they’re bringing to the beach this summer, including Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland (which gave our librarians major Dirty Dancing vibes), Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne, Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala, and Maps for the Getaway by Annie England Noblin.

Most of the books they discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

07 22, 2021

Unicorn Party!

By |2021-07-22T12:00:47-04:00July 22, 2021|

We threw a Unicorn Party on Thursday at our Lake Branch and there was SO MUCH CUTE!

Kids enjoyed unicorn stories, played unicorn games, created rainbow sand art and edible rainbow necklaces, and crafted their own unicorn steeds out of pool noodles.

Our theme for Summer Reading this year is Imagine Your Story. So we’ve hosted programs about fairy tales, myths and magic all summer long.

By the way, Summer Reading is almost over! The last day to receive raffle tickets for all your hours/books read is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. Make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading that you’ve done this summer.

07 21, 2021

Making Fairy & Gnome Gardens in our Backyard

By |2021-07-21T09:15:36-04:00July 21, 2021|

Jonathan and Gabriel use clippings from the library’s garden and Story Book Walk to decorate their fairy gardens.

Kids used sticks, stones, flowers, and even moss from our backyard to make beautiful gnome and fairy gardens on Tuesday at our Main Branch.

They were so creative, using nature’s beauty to supplement the supplies we provided.

Our theme for Summer Reading this year is Imagine Your Story. So we’ve hosted programs about fairy tales, myths and magic all summer long.

By the way, Summer Reading is almost over! The last day to receive raffle tickets for all your hours/books read is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. Make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading that you’ve done this summer.

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