Read Across America: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Mentor Public Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and his Seuss-pendous birthday on Thursday, March 2, during Read Across America.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and his Seuss-pendous birthday on Thursday, March 2, during Read Across America.

There’s never a bad time to celebrate Dr. Seuss; but there is a good time, a wonderful time, a Seuss-pendous time to celebrate him.

On  Thursday, March 2, Mentor Public Library will celebrate the good doctor’s birthday as part of Read Across America Day.

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at our Main Branch, kids can make crafts and play games based on their favorite Seuss characters. We’ll also have Horton-sized fun during special story time at all three of our branches.

Of course, there will be Dr. Seuss books available that you can read with your child.

While you’re here, you can also meet our new director and get a free book.

There will even be birthday cake while it lasts.

The party is free and open to all kids. There’s no need to register either. Just stop by and join the fun!

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String art with our Time Travelers Club

Teens can make their own string art on March 1 at our Lake Branch.

Teens can make their own string art on March 1 at our Lake Branch.

Our Time Travelers Club will visit the 1970s next to make some scintillating string art at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at our Lake Branch.

All teens are welcome to join our the club. Each month, we tackle classic games and crafts from different eras.

So far we’ve played old-school board and video games, hand-painted photography, and celebrated a very vintage Christmas.

You can sign up for the Time Travelers Club online or call us at 440-257-2512.

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Our new director wants to meet you!

Tell us what you love about the library and get a free book when you meet our new executive director, Cheryl Kuonen, on March 2.

Tell us what you love about the library and get a free book when you meet our new executive director, Cheryl Kuonen, on March 2.

Our new executive director wants to hear from you!

You can meet Cheryl Kuonen from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at our Main Branch. Tell her what you love about Mentor Public Library and get a free book.

While you’re here, you can check out everything the library has to offer.

We’ll be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Seuss-pendous games, crafts and even cake (while it lasts) in our Children’s Department as part of Read Across America.

Seniors can enjoy some soothing coloring during our Get Calm, Color On program at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

Our Minecraft Club will mine, explore, and share strategies in the wide world of Minecraft at 4 p.m.

Finally, you can learn how to protect your credit and identity online during a special program at 6:30 p.m. The speaker, Bob Houston, will present real-life examples of cyber scams from which people need to protect themselves.

That’s quite a medley of programming—Dr. Seuss, Minecraft, adult coloring, online security, and meeting the new director too!—but that’s what the library offers: something for all ages and interests.

All of our programs are free, though you do need to register for some of them. You can RSVP online or call us at 440-255-8811.

By the way, feel free to borrow some books, movies, music and video games when you visit us Thursday. Those are free also.

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The Marshmallow Challenge with our Steam Team

Alex, Caleb, and Sabine work together to build a stable tower using spaghetti noodles.

Alex, Caleb, and Sabine work together to build a stable tower using spaghetti noodles.

The kids at our STEAM programming learned some engineering fundamentals using 20 uncooked spaghetti noodles, three feet of string, three feet of tape, and one large of marshmallow.

They used these materials to build the tallest, strongest tower they could in 18 minutes.

The children quickly discovered that some shapes are more stable than others and that the triangle was strongest of all.

Madelyn and Andrew carefully try to grow their tower.

Madelyn and Andrew carefully try to grow their tower.

Our young engineers then tried to construct the strongest possible tower with more uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows of varying sizes. (We used a lot of marshmallows this week.) Then, we tested their buildings with weights to see which was sturdiest.

Our STEAM series continues next Tuesday, Feb. 21, with art and concludes with math on Feb. 28

Each of these sessions begin at 4 p.m. at our Main Branch.

They are free and open to all kids in first through fifth grade. However, registration is required. Parents must sign up their child for each session separately. Registration begins two weeks before each respective session.

To sign up or for more information, call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Ameri and Aniyah learn quickly that the strongest shape was a triangle.

Ameri and Aniyah learn quickly that the strongest shape was a triangle.

 

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​Book drops moving at Main Branch

We’re removing the temporary book drops in the parking lot of our Main Branch on March 6.

You can still drop off items using our drive-thru, the walk-up book drops alongside the east entrance of our Main Branch, or inside the library.

The stand-in book drops were necessary during  the drive-thru’s construction last year. But, with the drive-thru complete, we’re removing them for the sake of employee safety.

Thanks for understanding and accommodating the change.

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