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.

05 23, 2019

Celebrate 50 years of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

By |2019-05-23T06:00:49-04:00May 23, 2019|

Celebrate a certain caterpillar's semicentennial this June at Mentor Public Library.

Celebrate a certain caterpillar’s semicentennial this June at Mentor Public Library.

This June, Eric Carle’s beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50 years old.

That’s right! We’ve been enjoying a caterpillar’s very busy month for nearly half of a century. And we’re hosting a pair of programs at Mentor Public Library to celebrate the book’s semicentennial.

First, we’ll celebrate with crafts and a story at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, at our Lake Branch.

Then, we’ll have a special obstacle course at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, at our Main Branch. Kids (ages three to eight) will help their caterpillar through our course and get a tasty treat at the end.

Both programs are free to attend, but we do ask that families register beforehand. You can sign up online on our event calendar or call us.

 

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