Princess Tea

On Saturday, May 2, children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a Princess Tea! Come dressed as your favorite princess and enjoy tea, crafts and activities. Please bring your own teacup. So we may accommodate as many children as possible, there will be a limit of one adult per family. Register in-person or over the phone at 440-255-8811 ext. 221 beginning April 18.

Free Comic Book Day


All day on Saturday, May 2 stop by the Children’s Department and pick up a free comic book for Free Comic Book Day (while supplies last), courtesy of Comics and Friends. You can also make draw your own comic and make a superhero mask. No registration is required. All ages are welcome.

Photography Contest

The Children’s Department is hosting a Photography Contest! Children up to age 12 are welcome to submit a photograph that captures the theme “Loving Life.” The picture can be no larger than 5″ x  7″ and can be dropped off to the Children’s Department or submitted electronically to between May 1-20th. Staff and patrons can vote on their favorites between May 20-31. The pictures will be displayed around the Children’s Department. The top three pictures will receive a prize.

April Showers


On Monday, April 20 at 1:00 PM come and join us for a special story time. Help us celebrate spring with some stories and songs about the rain, followed by a snack. Ages 3-7. Registration is required and begins here on April 6.

Paws to Read

On Wednesday, April 15, kids who are able to read independently are invited to sign-up for a 30 minute session. A licensed dog will listen to the child read in order to help with reading skills. There are two sessions, 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Registration is required and begins April 1.

Spring Story Times


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.

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, May 4 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.

owl readingPreschool Story Times

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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