Start building for your bonus prize

Get building, families.

Get building, families.

Kids, we want you to read this summer.

Of course, we do. We’re a library.

But we also want to encourage all the young architects and engineers to start building. (Hence, our Summer Reading theme: Build a Better World.)

So here’s the deal: When you sign up for our summer reading program—and you should totally sign up for our summer reading program—you’ll get a log with 20 activities.

If you complete 10 of these activities by July 30, we’ll give you a special prize.

And what are these activities? They include:

  • visiting the beach and building a sand castle

    Also acceptable, if you don't feel like building a castle...

    Also acceptable, if you don’t feel like building a castle…

  • using one of science kits to build a snap circuit
  • going to a parade or seeing fireworks
  • swimming at a Mentor pool
  • playing a game of catch
  • attending one of our programs
  • building a domino run
  • visiting a park and use the playground equipment
  • learning to count to five in a different language
  • making your own hopscotch court and then play hopscotch
  • building with Lego bricks, Duplo, or any other building toy
  • sending us a postcard from your vacation
  • visiting the zoo
  • building a house of cards
  • making a recycled craft
  • building a birdfeeder
  • paying it forward and doing something nice for someone else
  • taking a photo of a landmark or favorite building
  • planting a garden or visiting a garden center
  • building a fort

So get out there, build a better world; and, make sure to update your Summer Reading log, so you can get your prize!

Our Summer Reading program runs until July 30. You can sign up at any of our branches. You can win cool prizes, including toys and tickets to the Science Center and Botanical Garden. Of course, reading is also its own reward!

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Ohio Means Jobs is hosting job recruitment at Mentor Public Library

Looking for a new job? Get help from Ohio Means Jobs Lake County on June 7 at our Main Branch.

Looking for a new job? Get help from Ohio Means Jobs Lake County on June 7 at our Main Branch.

Ohio Means Jobs is holding a job recruitment from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 7, at our Main Branch.

They are looking for viable candidates to fill positions with local employers in several fields. These are full-time positions with benefits.

No registration is necessary. Come to the library and speak with employers. Bring at least five copies of your resume, as well.

Also, if you want more help in your career hunt, check out Ohio Means Jobs’ tips for writing a resume and searching for jobs online.

Also, here are 10 courses you can take online (free with your library card) that will teach you employable skills.

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Join our trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art

Join us on Friday, June 16, for a special trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Join us on Friday, June 16, for a special trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Join us for a special trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art to view CMA’s new exhibit, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s.

Katz is one of the most acclaimed artists working today, and the exhibit includes more than 70 pieces borrowed from public and private art collections.

His artwork is often viewed as a precursor to Pop Art. His work (both portraits, landscapes and even 3-dimensional cutouts) reduces complicated subjects to their rudimentary characteristics: line, shape and color.

Visit the world-class museum and enjoy a docent-led tour of the exciting exhibit with fellow art lovers on Friday, June 16. A bus will leave our Main Branch at noon and return at 5 p.m.

A $10 fee pays for admission into the Katz exhibit and must be paid in advance of the trip. (Checks should be made to Mentor Public Library.) The transportation is free, underwritten by the Friends of the Mentor Public Library. It’s also free (and encouraged!) to browse CMA’s permanent collection.

If you want to join us, you have to reserve your spot on the bus. You can RSVP at any of our branches.

If you have any questions, call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 210.

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Stay Cool & Get Colorful at the Library

Make your life more colorful at Mentor Public Library.

Make your life more colorful at Mentor Public Library.

Have you been feeling stressed? How about bored or anxious?

It might help to add a little color to your life—or, rather, coloring.

Coloring can help decrease stress and worry while increasing focus and concentration—yes, even for adults.

So grab some colored pencils. We have three different ways that you can join the fun.

  1. Seniors can join our Color Me Cool program on Thursdays this summer at our Main Branch. We have sessions starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., starting on June 1.
  2. Families can color together during Color Me Headlands on the fourth Wednesday of each month at our Headlands Branch. (If you’re keeping track, that’s today—May 24.)
  3. Finally, adults can join our Colorful Characters Book Club where we discuss popular new and classic books, and we do it while coloring.

The coloring makes everything more fun and relaxing. It’s also a fun way for new members to break the ice.

The next meeting of the Colorful Characters Book Club is 10 a.m. on Friday, June 2, at our Lake Branch.

The club will discuss Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott. Anyone who wants to join the discussion can borrow a copy of the book from library.

All of our programs are free. However, some require registration. You can sign up on our event calendar or by calling the library.

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Join the Outdoor Summer Camp Adventure at Mentor Library

Tweens can make s'mores, puns, and best of friends during our Outdoor Summer Camp Adventure.

Tweens can make s’mores, puns, and best of friends during our Outdoor Summer Camp Adventure.

Tweens, set your friendship to the max, because it’s time for an Outdoor Summer Camp Adventure à la Lumberjanes at the library.

Kids from 10 to 14 can come to our Read House at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.

Master skills and earn badges in everything from astronomy to puns. Play a supersized version of the triangle peg game that uses pool noodles. Make s’mores, friendship bracelets, and the best of friends.

It’s fun and free and you can register on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

 

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