All of these programs are free to attend and at our Lake Branch. We do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up by calling the library at 440-257-2512.
By the way, if you love building and making things, then you’ll love our Summer Reading program this year. The theme is Build a Better World. Come to the library and see how you can shape the world around you.
Everyone who participates in the our summer reading program has a chance to win prizes—just for reading! The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning.
Then, we’ll host Make-It Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday in June and July at our Main Branch. Kids will build with a different material each week—everything from Lincoln logs and tinker toys to sand.
Also, children can earn a free prize by building this summer. If they complete 10 of 20 recommended activities before Summer Reading ends on July 30, they’ll get a bonus gift from us. The activities include building a sand castle, snap circuit, a hopscotch court, a birdfeeder, fort, a house of cards, and more.
Teenagers can also get building by visiting the Creation Station at our Lake Branch. Each month, teens can use our mobile makerspace to create and innovate different projects, including:
We’re hosting an art contest for teens this summer, as well. They can submit any artwork with the theme “Build a Better World” by July 15. The art will be displayed at MPL’s Main Branch and the winning artist will receive a prize. Applications for the contest will be available at May 25.
Families can learn how to build a better world—literally and figuratively—during summer reading at Mentor Public Library.
Finally, adults can get in on the fun too. They can learn how to paint during the Monet at the Marsh program at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the Headlands Community Center.
Everyone who participates in the our summer reading program has a chance to win prizes. Those prizes include gift cards from local businesses, tickets to the Great Lakes Science Center and Cleveland Botanical Garden, as well as passes to Lake Metroparks Farmpark or the City of Mentor’s pools and ice rink. (By the way, thanks to all our sponsors who help make Summer Reading possible!)
The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning.
Kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will also receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.
See if it’s time for your parent or grandparent to give up their keys.
Are you worried that your parent or grandparent shouldn’t be driving anymore?
Matt Gurwell of Keeping Us Safe will give a presentation for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of senior drivers who may now or in the future need to face their loved one’s retirement from driving.
The talk will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at our Main Branch. It’s free to attend, but we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.