Pokémon trainers, earn badges at Mentor Public Library

You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Hahaha! Heh!

You’re telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Hahaha! Heh!

All right, Pokémon Go trainers, you’re well on your way to catching them all, so it’s time to earn some badges.

You can earn eight different badges by mastering the challenges at our Main Branch. They are:

  • for the Boulder Badge, tell a librarian about your favorite book.
  • for the Cascade Badge, play our Who’s that Pokemon challenge.
  • for the Thunder Badge, show us your highest-level Pokémon.
  • for the Rainbow Badge, check out a fiction book.
  • for the Soul Badge, it’s Quiz Time! Go ask a librarian for a question.
  • for the Marsh Badge, find a book about somewhere that you’d like to visit.
  • for the Volcano Badge, show us a screenshot of a Pokémon that you caught at the library. (Yes, we’re a PokéStop, and you never know when we’re going to drop a lure.)
  • for the Earth Badge, find Mewtwo in the library and tell a librarian what he’s saying.

You can earn two badges per week. If you earn all eight badges, you also win a prize!

By the way, if you love Pokémon Go, then you should visit our Lake Branch on Saturday, Sept. 3.

We’ll be touring the four PokéStops and Gym that are all within walking distance of the Lake Branch. See what you catch!

You can register for our Pokémon Go walk by calling our Lake Branch at 440-257-2512.

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$5 Book Sale at the Read House this Weekend

Buy as many books as you can fit into a bag for $5 this weekend at MPL’s Read House.

Buy as many books as you can fit into a bag for $5 this weekend at MPL’s Read House.

The Friends of Mentor Public Library will hold a $5 bag sale at Mentor Library’s Read House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 21.

That means you can buy as many books as you can fit in a bag—picture books, chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, whatever you want—for just five dollars.

Best of all, the money from these book sales go to support library programs and services, including:

So visit the Read House, buy some cool books (for really cheap,) and help support the library.

And if you’d rather not spend money on books, that’s fine. I know this cool place where you can borrow as many books as you want for free.

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Come boogie at our Preschool Dance Party

Your VIP pass is waiting for you.

Your VIP pass is waiting for you.

Need to shake out your sillies?

We’re throwing a preschool dance party at 1 p.m. on Monday where kids can move, groove, and put some of that surplus energy to use.

The party is free and open to all kids from three to six years old (along with their parents.)

We do ask that you register for the program beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Bring your dancing shoes!

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Travel through time with MHS yearbooks

yearbook-1You can now peruse online copies of more than 40 different Mentor High School yearbooks going back to 1927 on our website!

Wonder how the district has changed over the decades? Want to see what your grandparents looked like as high schoolers? Just want to laugh at some funny hairstyles?

You’re only a click away from decades’ worth of time capsules.

If you have a yearbook that’s not in our collection and you want to add it, let us know. You can never have too many memories.

 

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Getting ready to explode

Volunteer Cheyenne pours vinegar into the bag, which will cause a chemical reaction, during an experiment at our Headlands Branch.

Volunteer Cheyenne pours vinegar into the bag, which will cause a chemical reaction, during a science experiment at our Headlands Branch.

Young scientists have one more chance to blow stuff up this summer at our Headlands Branch.

Our Get Ready, Get Set, Blow Up & Read series concludes at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.

During the series, kids have combined household items—like Alka-Seltzer tablets and water or vinegar and baking soda—to see how the chemicals react. Moreover, they’ve learned why the chemicals react that way and what causes them to explode.

The program is free and open to all kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade. They can sign up for the program online or by calling our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

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