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Spring story times begin on March 17 and will run through May 8. For more information about our story times head on over to our story times page.

Art to Go: Knights and Armorknight-clip-art-knight-clip-art-3

On Monday, March 16 at 12:30 PM the Cleveland Museum of Art will be bringing in 8 pieces of armor from the Middle Ages and Renaissance period of European history. Children will learn about knights and armor while the artifacts are passed around the room. Remember these pieces are now stored at the art museum. Open to children grade 1 to 5. A parent must attend with the child. No one under first grade permitted in the room. Register by calling 440-255-8811 ext. 221 beginning March 2.

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On Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 PM come and join us as we celebrate the movie “The Princess and the Frog.” It will be a fun-filled evening with crafts, activities and a snack, all ending with a sing-a-long. Ages 4-9. Registration is required and begins here on February 26.

Shimmy and Shake: A Preschool Dance Partyboombox-clip-art_436075

On Monday, March 9, it’s time to get up and move it, move it at our preschool dance party! Get off your seat and move your feet to some rockin’ good tunes and then make a dancing ribbon to take home. Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes. Ages 3-6. Registration is required and begins here on February 23.

Mentor Safety Town (sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Mentor)

Safety Town

For a quarter of a century, Mentor Safety Town has helped to keep preschoolers safe while providing parents with peace of mind. The program is held at St. John Vianney Church located at 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor, Ohio. 2015 Dates: June 8 – 12 and June 22-26.  Mail-in registrations will be accepted February 15, 2015 through April 15, 2015.  Click here for the application.  Click here for the Safety Town Flyer.

Teen Aides: Volunteering as a Safety Town Aide provides local teens the opportunity to earn 40 service hours.  Click here for the teen volunteer application.

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Make a Craftkids-making-crafts

All day, on Monday, April 6 stop by the Children’s Department any time throughout the day (while supplies last) and get creative with one of our monthly crafts. No registration necessary!

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Fridays at 10:00 a.m., come join us at the Read House for an interactive program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The first session runs March 20-April 10 and the second session runs April 17-May 8. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each sessions start date.

Family Story Time

Beginning Thursday, March 19, families with children of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy stories, music, rhymes and crafts. Family story times will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Story Room. No registration is necessary.

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Starting Tuesday, March 17, join us Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am for preschool story times. Children attend without an adult and enjoy a fun-filled session of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. No registration is necessary.


Starting Tuesday, March 17 join us for an interactive story time filled with stories, songs and rhymes just right for little listeners. Tiddlywinks! will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Story Room. No registration is necessary.


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