Mentor Marsh/Mentor Lagoons. Two different, but adjacent nature preserves. Both are tranquil, lovely and perfect for Saturday afternoon reading.
Wes Point Park. In the middle of busy downtown Willoughby, you have this pretty slice of verdure. Visit when they have the farmers markets and grab something to eat between chapters.
Eleanor Garfield Park. I like to sit on the bridge that crosses the pond and listen to the ducks while I read.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The president was an avid reader with more than 3,000 books in his library, so it makes sense that his Lake County home is such a cozy place to read. There are cozy, secluded picnic tables sprinkled around the park, but I like the bench behind the visitor’s center.
Mentor Public Library’s Read House. During my lunch breaks, I enjoy going next door, sitting on Roberts Round Stage and appreciating a quiet corner of the city that’s right off Mentor Avenue.
The Mentor Board of Education is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Mentor Library Board of Trustees due to a retirement. Library board trustees are appointed to terms for seven years, with this particular term scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2015 and end Dec. 31, 2021.
In Ohio, local boards of education have appointing authority for public library trustees.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the board including the following information:
Place of residence
Length of time residing at current address
Reason for interest in serving on the library board
Community involvement and service experience
Names and contact information for up to three individuals who may serve as references
The deadline for applications is Nov. 14, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by two school board members, two library trustees, the superintendent and chief financial officer of Mentor Public Schools.
This committee will recommend one individual to the board of education for appointment. The board will appoint a trustee no later than Dec. 31, 2014.
Applications should be sent to the Mentor Board of Education, attn. Daniel L. Wilson, 6451 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
More information is available on the district’s website or can be obtained by calling the Chief Financial Officer’s Office at (440) 974-5230.