Mentor Safety Town 

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

The JWCM sponsors the Mentor’s “Safety Town” program in partnership with the Mentor Fire and Police Department. For over a safety townquarter of a century, Mentor Safety Town has helped to keep preschoolers safe while providing parents with peace of mind.

Safety Town Dates for 2018 are June 11-15 and June 18-22. Location: Garfield Elementary/Memorial Junior High School. 7090 Hopkins Road, Mentor, Ohio.

Teen Aides: Volunteering as a Safety Town Aide provides local teens the opportunity to earn 40 service hours.

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Books and Yoga: Over the Rainbow

On Wednesday, Mary 9 at 1:30 PM come listen to a children’s book as you create the story through yoga poses. Adult and children participation. This month’s featured book is “Over the Rainbow” by E.Y. Harburg. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Yoga session is instructed by Darlene Kelbach. Registration is required and begins here on April 25.


On Friday, May 4 at 4:00 PM Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with stories, crafts, and guacamole that you make yourself! Registration is required and starts here on April 20. Open to children in grades K – 6.

Mother Goose Madness

On Tuesday, May 1 at 11:00 AM join us on the Read House Lawn to celebrate Mother Goose’s birthday. We will offer races, games, and crafts all relating to famous nursery rhymes. Open to children ages 3 to 6 with their caregiver. No registration is necessary. In the event of rain, this program will be held in the village room.

Vox Books


Head on up to the Children’s Department to check out our new collection of Vox Books! The permanently attached Vox Reader turns some of your favorite picture books into an all-in-one read along, no CD player required! Just press play and read along with the narrator! Check in at the Children’s Reference desk regularly as we will get new titles throughout the year.

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On Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM join us for a STEAM program focusing on technology activities that will enhance STEAM development. For grades 1-5. Registration is required and begins here on April 10.

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Is your child gearing up to enter kindergarten? Our Kindergarten Readiness program helps prepare little ones for their transition into the school environment by practicing essential skills with fun challenges and activities.

Each Saturday during the story time session, between 10:00AM – 2:00 PM we will offer a different set of activities for the kids to try. These activities will focus on key areas including language, math skills, shapes and colors, motor skills, and life skills.

Ages 3 – 6. No registration is required. Children who attend six sessions will receive a congratulatory prize.



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Spring Story Times run March 19 – May 4! Story time is a great way to introduce your child to the library and books! It also reinforces early literacy skills that will help your child when he or she starts school and is ready to learn to read. Our story times are filled with great age-appropriate stories, rhymes, and music. Head on over to the Story Time Pages for more information and descriptions.

Firehouse Friends


Join our friends from the Fire Station for a half hour of stories and songs. Meet the local firefighters. Find out what it’s really like to be a firefighter! Open to all ages. No registration required. Each time you attend you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win lunch with the firefighters in December!

This special story time will be held the following days at 10:30 AM
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17


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