Drive-Thru opens today

Getting your new book or movie just got even easier.

Getting your new book or movie just got even easier.

It’s here!

You can now pick up your books, videos and more without even leaving you car.

The drive-thru at our Main Branch opens today.

You can now put items on hold—either on our website or by calling the library—and specify that you want to pick them up at the drive-thru.

Drive-Thru Screenshot

The drive-thru opens each day at the same time as our Main Branch and closes 15 minutes before the branch each evening. That way, we make sure all the patrons in line get their items before the building closes.

Along with the drive-thru, we’ve made some changes to the traffic flow around our Main Branch. The drive-thru lane is now exit only. Also, drivers will only be able to turn right from the drive-thru onto Mentor Avenue to prevent traffic backup.

To celebrate its opening, we’re giving away a free MPL mug, pedometer and memory stick to the first three patrons who use the drive-thru each day from July 28 through 31.

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Get healthy with Mentor Public Library

Our patrons try a free Tai Chi class with Libby Hill from Family Karate.

Our patrons try a free Tai Chi class with Libby Hill from Family Karate.

How’s your New Year’s Resolution going? Did you start working out more like you planned? Or did you fall off that respective wagon?

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to wait until January to make a commitment to yourself. You can do it right now.

All year, Mentor Public Library has hosted programs that offer different ways to be healthy—physically, emotionally, and even spiritually—as part of our Get Healthy series.

We’ve offered free introductions to boxing, meditation, Tai Chi and more. And it’s not over!

This August, we’re hosting a free Jazzercise class. Then, in September, you can try chair yoga with us.

All of our Get Healthy programs are free and open to the public. You can also scale them to your fitness level. Attend one of them; come to all of them; and get healthier!

By the way, we also have a bunch of fitness books and videos you can borrow.

An expert from Awaken Yoga will lead our Chair Yoga class.

An expert from Awaken Yoga will lead our Chair Yoga class.

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Learning about nutrition during Move-It Monday

Avery tosses fuits and veggies into the gaping maw of our shark during a nutrition-themed Move-It Monday.

Avery tosses fruits and veggies into the gaping maw of our shark during a nutrition-themed Move-It Monday.

Kids learned about healthy eating during our final Move-It Monday.

We had games, crafts, and snacks—blackberries, yellow watermelon, and more—all about nutrition outside of our Read House.

Some of the children played putt-putt and threw veggies to our shark—don’t worry, it’s cardboard—while others crafted their own balanced plates.

Annalise prepares her plate (and looks way stylish while doing it.)

Annalise prepares her plate (and looks way stylish while doing it.)

You can visit our Facebook page for more Move-It Monday photos.

By the way, our Summer Reading program ends July 31, so make sure you log all of your reading hours with us before then.

We want to make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading you’re doing. After all, the more you read, the better chance you have of winning one of our prizes.

Kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will also receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.

And don’t forget to join us for our End of Summer Reading Party on Thursday, Aug. 4.

Isabella samples a blackberry during Move-It Monday.

Isabella samples a blackberry during Move-It Monday.

 

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Learn about the Battle of the Bulge during our WWII series

Learn about the Battle of the Bulge on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about the Battle of the Bulge on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Mentor Public Library.

Mentor Public Library will continue its Battles of World War II series by focusing on the Battle of the Bulge, the last great battle of the western front.

On December, 16, 1944, a massive German offensive slammed into U.S. positions in the Ardennes Forest. The ensuing battle is a story of heroism and endurance in the depths of the European winter.

The talk will be 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at our Main Branch.

The speaker will be our own reference librarian Dr. John Foster, who earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History. He has taught topics as diverse as the Holocaust and Napoleon’s rise to power.

The series continues in October with The Fall of Berlin.

Previous WWII talks at Mentor Public Library can be watched on our YouTube page, including:

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So you want to be a ninja?

Adam, Emily, and even mom demonstrate their balance with a little tree pose.

Adam, Emily, and even mom demonstrate their balance with a little tree pose.

Kids tested themselves to see if they had the traits necessary to be a ninja on Friday at our Read House.

We challenged their agility, bravery, accuracy, composure, and more.

Those who succeeded received a ninja medallion and the joy of knowing they have what it takes.

Our bravery test: Kids sampled different unidentified foods. Hazel didn't care for the yogurt and pimento olives.

Our bravery test: Kids sampled different unidentified foods. Hazel didn’t care for the yogurt and pimento olives.

You can visit our Facebook page for more fun photos from our ninja program.

By the way, our Summer Reading program ends July 31, so make sure you log all of your reading hours with us before then.

We want to make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading you’re doing. After all, the more you read, the better chance you have of winning one of our prizes.

Kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will also receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.

For more information on our summer reading programs, call 440-255-8811 or peruse our website.

Michael, Liz, and Courtney practice their accuracy by shooting squirt guns at different targets.

Michael, Liz, and Courtney practice their accuracy by shooting squirt guns at different targets.

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