New Torchlight LogoWe’re hosting donation drives all year as part of our 200th anniversary celebration.

In August, we’re collecting school supplies for Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance at our Main, Lake and Headlands Branches.

You can help Torchlight and the children it supports by donating some of the following school supplies:

  • Paper: lined paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, and index cards
  • Pencils and Pens: blue or black pens, #2 pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, and pencil case
  • Folders and binders: 3-ring 2-inch binders, and pocket folders
  • Math supplies: rulers, protractors, and calculators
  • Art supplies: Glue sticks, scissors, tape, colored pencils, crayons, and markers
  • Hygiene supplies: tissues, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer

For more ways to help, you can visit

Our Year of Giving continues all year. The calendar is:

July – Project Hope
October – Forbes House
November – Broadmoor/Deepwood

Thank you for giving if you can! And check here for more ways you can enjoy 200 years of Mentor Public Library.