Spring has returned and, with it, so have our Little Free Libraries.
Now, you can pick up something to read while visiting the parks, pools and bike paths in Mentor and Mentor-on-the-Lake.
Little Free Libraries work like community book exchanges. When someone sees one around the community, they can take a book from it, read it, keep it if they want, and bring it back if they don’t.
The books used to stock the free library aren’t part of the Mentor Public Library’s collection. Most of them are donated. And, of course, you’re allowed to leave a book or two in there too, if you’d like.
Little Free Libraries started in Wisconsin in 2009 in memory of founder Todd Bol’s mother and her love of reading. They’ve become so popular, they are now a global phenomenon in 40 countries.
We have Little Free Libraries in more than a dozen parks, pools and businesses, including
…at these outdoor venues from May to October
- Mentor-on-the-Lake City Hall (Andrews Rd) – (Year Round)
- Mentor Beach Park (Andrews Rd)
- Mentor Dog Park (Hopkins Rd)
- Mentor Lagoons
- Wildwood Cultural Center & Park (Little Mountain Rd)
- Eleanor B. Garfield Park pool (Mentor Ave)
- Mentor Civic Center Pool
- Mentor Civic Center Park amphitheater/Ice Arena (in winter)
- Edward R. Walsh Park (on Bellflower Rd)
- Commemorative Rose Garden (corner of Mentor Ave & Hart St)
…and at these business locations:
- Yours Truly Restaurant
- The News-Herald
- Lake National Bank (Center St.)
Find the Little Free Library nearest to you!