Library Champions 2014

Wands and Wishes


The fairies are up to something special. Story, crafts, snack, and wishes! Join us on Friday, July 25t at 2 p.m. for some fairy fun. Ages 6-12. Registration is required, and begins here on Friday, July 11.


Splish, Splash Water Science

On Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 am be prepared to get wet as we explore water in the world around use. Children ages 3-7 and their adults can join us on the Read House Lawn and enjoy stories and hands-on fun during their program. Registration begins July 10.

Poolside Stories @ Civic Center Poolswimming-pool-hi

Fridays, June 27-August 1, cool down during your rest period with some fun stories presented by MPL staff!l

Paws to Read

Independent readers will be paired up with a gentle dog who is licensed and trained to be a good listener. Registration starts two weeks before each session. Sessions are held June 17, July 16 and August 20 at 7 p.m.

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Create a craft out of recycled products with Bonnie Rice from the City of Mentor and Beth Bollas from Lake County Solid Waste District. Registration begins two weeks before each session. Sessions will be held on June 17, July 1, 15, 29 and August 12 at 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Mad Science Mondays

Mondays, June 16-August 4th at 1 p.m. head on over to the Read House for some hands-on experiments and crafts. Open to all ages! No registration is necessary.

Summer Story Times

Summer Story Times will begin on Tuesday, June 10 and will run through August 1. Tiddlywinks! will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Preschool story times will be help on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Family story times will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. And Mother Goose will be held on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Summer Reading Program 2014Chemistry

The 2014 Summer Reading Program runs May 31st – August 2nd.

Stop by any Mentor Public Library location beginning Saturday, May 31st to sign up and get your game sheet. For every 5 hours that you read (up to 15 hours), you’ll receive a different prize! For every hour you read or are read to, you’ll receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of our awesome grand prizes! If you read 20 hours, you’ll receive a Golden Ticket that will let you enter for a chance to win a $100 Toys R Us gift card!

The last day to receive prizes and raffle tickets is Saturday, August 2nd.

Make a Craft

All day, on Monday, August 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 a 4 week interactive program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The first session runs June 13-June 27 and the second session runs July 11-August 1. Registration is required.

Family Story Time

Beginning June 12th, 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

Beginning Wednesday, June 11th from 11:00-11:30 a.m., children ages 3-5 are invited to attend story time without and adult and enjoy a fun-filled session of stories, songs and rhymes. Preschool Story Times are held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. This program is being held in the Children’s Story Room. No registration is necessary.


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


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