Check out this page for more in depth information about some of our exciting upcoming programming, as well as book reviews and more!
Stop in to the Children’s Department to take a picture with a Zamboni, provided by the Mentor Ice Arena! The Zamboni will be on display until Monday, November 26 at 11:30 AM when we will be hosting a special story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers hockey team. The new players will be reading fun stories for the kids and showing off all of their cool hockey gear! All ages are welcome to attend the story time. No registration is required.
Growing up as a kid one of the first video games I had to play was Pokemon Blue (and my brother had Pokemon Red). I spent hours playing the game and falling in love with the little pocket monsters who made up my team and traveling around the Kanto region. Since I played as a kid, there have been countless more additions to the Pokemon line of games, and it warms my heart to see kids come into the library looking for Pokemon books just like I did.
I mention Pokemon because of the soon to be released game Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu for the Nintendo Switch. Players will take a trip back to my old childhood stomping grounds, the Kanto region, and encounter the original 150 Pokemon.
So to get you guys excited for the release, I would recommend checking out the Pokemon Adventures comic book. This series, collected into several trade paperbacks, follows the original Pokemon master, Red, as he travels the Kanto region, training his Pokemon, all while trying to avoid the nefarious Team Rocket. The art style is reminiscent of the original Pokemon art style. And parents who grew up playing Pokemon themselves can share these comics with their little ones in hopes that they will grow up to be Pokefanatics as well.
Sadly our Fall Story Time session is about to come to an end on November 16. Our regular story time schedule will start up again in 2019. But don’t fret, we have special seasonal story times in December. Join us for our Deck the Halls Story Times! These special seasonal story times focus on winter and holiday stories. There will also be lots of fun songs and rhymes to get you up and moving. And at the end you can make a fun holiday craft! Open to all ages. No registration is necessary.
Looking to see what we have coming up next year? It’s time to start marking your calendars! Stop by the Children’s Department and check out our “Coming Soon” bulletin board. We’ve got a preview of our upcoming 2019 programs through the month of March!
There has been a location change for one of our Tiddlywinks! Story Time sessions. Tiddlywinks! will now be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM at the Main Branch and Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch. Tiddlywinks! is an interactive story time filled with stories, songs, and rhymes, just right for the little listeners. Open to those birth to 36 months. No registration is required.
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.