Forensic Fun at Mentor Library

CSI stood for Children’s Science Investigation during our Forensic Fun program.

As we’ve mentioned before, this year we’re dedicating our Summer Reading Program to science.

Last Friday, we focused on the science that helps law enforcement solve cases. Kids analyzed lip prints and learned how to lift fingerprints from evidence.

The kids learn how to identify different kinds of lip prints, just like they were fingerprints.

The kids learn how to identify different kinds of lip prints, just like they were fingerprints.

They even made their own badges.

The badges were pretty cute, but we're not sure where they have jurisdiction.

The badges were pretty cute, but we’re not sure where they have jurisdiction.

And there’s still plenty of science left this summer.

We’re having Mad Science Mondays every week where children can perform hands-on experiments and make crafts with different themes. (This week, we’re making egg drops over at The Read House. Come join us!)

We’re also hosting Trashy Tuesdays every other week where kids can make fun crafts using recycled supplies.

Linsay presses down on her paper so it can dry out and solidify during Trashy Tuesday.

Linsay presses down on her paper so it can dry out and solidify during Trashy Tuesday.

And this Thursday we’ll be exploring the science of water. You can register for it on Mentor Library’s website.

Mentor Public Library’s summer reading program runs through Aug. 2, so there’s still plenty of time for kids, teens and adults to sign up.

Everyone who participates in our summer reading programs—either by reading and/or attending library programs—has a chance to win prizes. Grand prizes include a $100 gift card from Toys ‘R’ Us for kids and Nook eReaders for teens and adults. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning something.

If you want to sign up for summer reading, you can register for it at any of our branches.

Ms. Kim shows a couple of young scientists how to lift fingerprints.

Ms. Kim shows a couple of young scientists how to lift fingerprints.

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