Shred Day returns to Mentor Public Library

Get up to five boxes or bags of documents shredded for free during Shred Day at Mentor Public Library.

Get up to five boxes or bags of documents shredded for free during Shred Day at Mentor Public Library.

Have sensitive documents like tax forms or medical records that you want to get rid of?

Bring them to the library.

We’re partnering with Xpress Shredding for our sixth annual Shred Day in which people can have their documents shredded for free.

Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the library’s auxiliary parking lot on the corner of Mentor Avenue and Sharonlee Drive.

The free service is available to Mentor residents and library patrons. People can drop off as many five document-storage boxes or bags of paper.

All documents will be loaded into locked bins on a secure truck, which will be attended at all times by Xpress Shredding staff.

Xpress staff can even help patrons remove their boxes or bags from their cars for them.

Then the truck will take the boxes and bags to Xpress’s secure facility where the documents will be shredded and the shredded paper recycled.

Shred Day will be held rain or shine.

This is National Library Week. As part of our week-long celebration of libraries, we’ll also have programs about:

All of our National Library Week programs are free and open to the public. However, some require registration. You can either sign up on our event calendar or call us to register.

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Would you like to volunteer at Mentor Public Library?

Andrew, one of our homebound drivers, brings books and movies to patrons who couldn’t get them otherwise.

Andrew, one of our homebound drivers, brings books and movies to patrons who couldn’t get them otherwise.

We have all types of wonderful volunteers at Mentor Public Library:

And we’re always looking for more volunteers (14 and older, please); so, if you’re looking for a way to help your community, come visit during our Volunteering Event at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at our Main Branch.

If you want more information now, you can visit our Volunteers page or contact Julie Williams, our Volunteer Coordinator, either by phone (440-255-8811 ext. 242) or email.

 

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Romance author Virginia Nelson is visiting Mentor Public Library

Virginia Nelson will talk about what she's learned while writing more than 40 novels and novellas when she visits Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, April 13.

Virginia Nelson will talk about what she’s learned while writing more than 40 novels and novellas when she visits Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, April 13.

If Virginia Nelson’s author talks are anything like her books, then we’re in for a snarky, sexy time when she visits Mentor Public Library.

Nelson has written more than 40 novels and novellas—most of them romances, all share her wicked sense of humor.

Her books have earned recognition from the Happily Ever After Review and climbed onto the USA Today bestseller list; but, if you ask her what she does, she’ll tell you that she writes what she knows.

She’s a small-town girl who writes small-town romances, sometimes with a paranormal twist.

In her words, “Romance is not about riding off into the sunset on the back of a horse with the knight in shining armor. It is about riding the dragon.”

Her “knights” have dinged-up, rusted armor. Her heroines can’t help but say the wrong thing (even when someone is writing their dialogue for them.)

But, hey, that’s love.

Learn more about Nelson and her writing when she visits our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

The talk is free and open to the public. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling the library at 440-255-8811 ext. 216.

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National Library Week at Mentor Public Library

National Library Week 2016National Library Week begins Sunday, April 10, and we’re celebrating with everything from cupcakes to coding, prehistoric animals to prima ballerinas.

We have programs for all ages and at all of our branches, including:

All of our National Library Week programs are free and open to the public. However, some require registration. You can either sign up on our event calendar or call us to register.

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Bringing the barnyard to the library

Connor greets Leonard, one of the sheep from Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

Connor greets Leonard, one of the sheep from Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

There’s no better way to learn about farm animals than to see them up close.

Fortunately, Mentor Public Library is a short drive from a farm that doesn’t mind taking some of its animals on the road—Lake Metroparks Farmpark, to be specific.

The Farmpark brought a sheep, chicken and rabbit to our Main Branch on Friday. Kids got to learn about each animal and what they do on a farm.

They also got a chance to pet them!

Daisy is a little nervous to touch Ms. Partridge.

Daisy is a little nervous to touch Ms. Partridge.

For information on more free programs at Mentor Public Library, visit our event calendar.

And visit our Facebook page for more photos from the Farmpark’s visit to the library.

 

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