Mentor Safety Town

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

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

Safety Town Dates for 2017:

  • Session 1:  June 5th-June 9th.  9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • Session 2:  June 12th-June 16th.  9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Garfield Elementary/Memorial Junior High School on Hopkins Road in Mentor. Click here for the application. Click here for a 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.

Looking to sponsor Mentor’s Safety Town? Click here.

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belleprettyBe Our Guest

On Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 PM put on your favorite princess costume and join us for tea and treats. Other activities include; crafts, a sing-along and a special visit from Belle herself! Costumes are optional. Ages 3 – 1o. Call 440-255-8811 starting March 2 to register.

Sew Much Fun


March is National Craft Month so its time togetcrafty! Join us on Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 PM and learn how to sew a pillow that you can take home. You can make either a Minecraft creeper pillow or a heart pillow. Patterns and supplies will be provided. Ages 8 – 12. Call 440-255-8811 ext 221 starting February 23 to register!

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On Thursday, March 2 join the children’s staff in observing Dr. Seuss’s birthday with crafts, games and birthday cake (while it lasts). This is an all day celebration. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.

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It’s time to have some fun and make some art, bad art that is! Join us on Thursday, February 23 at 4:00 PM and try your hand at making some truly horrible art with the supplies provided. Once everyone is finished the artists will go around and vote on their favorite bad art. The winner will receive a prize and the art will go in display int he Children’s Department. Dress for a mess! Ages 7 – 12, registration is required and starts here on February 9.

Dinner with the Presidents @ Yours Truly Resturant

On Monday, February 20 join the library and the “We Made History” presidential historians at Yours Truly Restaurant for a memorable evening and educational fun. Stop in to make a craft and browse though some books. Of course a famous president or two will be stopping by. No reservations necessary.

Full STEAM Ahead


Full STEAM Ahead is back! This 5 week program series focuses on hands on activities that will enhance steam development. Open to kids in Grades 1 -5. Registration is required, and begins two weeks before each session. Each session is held at 4:00 PM.

January 31 – Science
February 7 – Technology
February 14 – Engineering
February 21 – Art
February 28 – Math

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Coming in 2017! It’s a new video game club at MPL! On the third Thursday of each month kids are welcome to join us for an afternoon of gaming! We will have age appropriate games to play on the Wii U, as well as fun board and tabletop games. Grades 3 – 6. Registration is required.

The first meeting of the club will be held on Thursday, January 19.

Winter Story Times

Winter Story Times begin on Monday, January 9! They will run January 9 – March 3. Story times are a great way to introduce your child to the library and books. Head on over to our Story Times page for more details.

Make a Craft

On Monday, March 6 stop by the Children’s Department throughout the day and get creative with one of our monthly crafts, while supplies last. All ages are welcome. No registration is required.



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