06 27, 2019

Bookends Blast Off!

By |2019-06-27T06:00:46-04:00June 27, 2019|

Kids can customize their own bookends on Wednesday, July 10, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Kids can customize their own bookends on Wednesday, July 10, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Kids can decorate their own bookends during a fun program at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, on our Main Branch lawn.

It’s the perfect project for children who like to make a mess and those who’d rather tidy up. The mess-makers will have a blast customizing their craft, and the tidy-ers will love having a bookend to keep their personal library organized.

The program is free but we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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.

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.

06 23, 2019

Written in the Stars

By |2019-06-23T06:00:34-04:00June 23, 2019|

Ms. Judy tells our young writers the story of the Hydra.

Ms. Judy tells our young writers the story of the Hydra.

The young writers of our Wordplay Writing Club learned the stories behind constellations last week. Then they wrote some star stories of their own.

They redrew the constellations and wrote them new origin stories.

In addition to being a fun writing exercise, it also tied into our summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

Each month, the writers in our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story, make nature journals or scour baby books for character names.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade. It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is July 10.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, if you’re an aspiring author, we have hundreds of books on the art of writing that you can borrow with a library card.

06 22, 2019

Bubble Fun on the Main Branch Lawn

By |2019-06-22T06:00:31-04:00June 22, 2019|

From shooting stars to bubble fun, Mondays have been marvelous this summer at Mentor Public Library.

Every Monday during Summer Reading, families can join us 1 p.m. on the Main Branch lawn for out-of-this-world games and crafts. Last week, we made our own bubble wands and some enormous bubbles.

You’re invited to see what we make this Marvelous Monday. You can also come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we 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. You can sign up online or call us to register.

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

 

06 17, 2019

Celebrating half a century of ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’

By |2019-06-17T06:00:59-04:00June 17, 2019|

Kids craft beautiful butterflies during our 50th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Kids craft beautiful butterflies during our 50th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar with an obstacle course and crafts last week at our library.

For half of a century, librarians (and families) have read along as a tiny caterpillar eats his way through a smorgasbord and transforms into a butterfly.

Kids reenacted the caterpillar’s journey with an obstacle course that wound through our Main Branch’s lawn.

Speaking of anniversaries, you can also join us for our 200th anniversary party at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on the Main Branch lawn. Help 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 to 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required for our party.

06 16, 2019

Stellar shows coming to City of Mentor’s amphitheater

By |2019-06-16T06:00:41-04:00June 16, 2019|

Follow the Bright Star

Follow the Bright Star Touring Theatre into space during a pair of free performances on Saturday evening, June 29, at the city of Mentor’s amphitheater.

Kids can blast off when the Bright Star Touring Theatre company lands in Mentor this summer.

Bright Star is a theater company that brings fun and educational shows to your community. They’re performing a pair of free shows on Saturday evening, June 29, at the city of Mentor’s amphitheater.

It’s a perfect evening of entertainment for families with kids from preschool to sixth grade.

First, at 6 p.m., enjoy Jack’s Adventure in Space, where a student’s imagination takes him on an out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system.

Then, at 7:15 p.m. watch One Small Step. This tale traces the history of flight and space travel from the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk to the moon and beyond!

Admission is free. No registration required. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event is hosted by the City of Mentor.

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