Our old friends Bonnie Rice from the city of Mentor and Beth Bollas from the Lake County Solid Waste District showed kids how they could craft old newspaper into planters or plastic bottles into dolls.
Young green thumbs plant tomato, spinach and kale seeds in their newspaper planters.
Juliana lays out different accoutrements she can decorate her bottle with.
We’re hosting Make-It Mondays at 1 p.m. at our Read House on each Monday during Summer Reading.
Every week, we’ll have a different theme, as well as different crafts and games. It’s free and open to all kids. No registration necessary!
The speaker will be our own John Foster. In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History. He has taught topics as diverse as the Holocaust and Napoleon’s rise to power.
Foster will discuss Roosevelt’s life, political career and the pivotal role he played in WWII.
By the way, you can also sign up for our Summer Reading program when you visit us.
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.
By the way, if you love playing with new technology, then you won’t want to miss when the Tech Lab visits our Lake Branch tomorrow. Kids and teens can “draw” sculptures with 3D pens, pilot drones, and play with virtual reality goggles. And it’s free to try them all out!