Drone’s Eye View of our new Drive-Thru

See our newest feature from the sky!

You can now pick up your books, videos and more from our Main Branch without even leaving you car, because our drive-thru is open for service.

To use it, put your items on hold—either on our website or by calling the library—and specify that you want to pick them up at the drive-thru.

Please specify that you want to pick up your hold at our drive-thru.

Please specify that you want to pick up your hold at our drive-thru.

The drive-thru opens each day at the same time as our Main Branch and closes 15 minutes before the branch each evening. That way, we make sure all the patrons in line get their items before the building closes.

Along with the drive-thru, we’ve made some changes to the traffic flow around our Main Branch. The drive-thru lane is now exit only. Also, drivers will only be able to turn right from the drive-thru onto Mentor Avenue to prevent traffic backup.

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Fairy yoga at the library

Fairies stretch out before a yoga session/story time at our Read House.

Fairies stretch out before a yoga session/story time at our Read House.

Kids had a fun, fairy-themed story time/yoga session with yoga instructor Darlene Kelbach and our own Ms. Lisa on Tuesday at our Read House.

They learned some yoga poses and used them to help Ms. Lisa tell the story of A Fairy Friend.

We also made a craft. The children created their own fairy friends that they could take home with them.

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from our Fairy Yoga program.

By the way, please join us for our End of Summer Reading party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at our Read House.

We’ll have fun carnival games, and kids can see if they won one of our awesome Summer Reading prizes.

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Kids can enter the Drone Zone

Kids, do you want to fly a mini-drone? Better yet, do you want to race one?

You can do both next week at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. Kids have three opportunities to enter our Drone Zone: Aug. 9, 10, and 11.

They will fly our mini-drones through obstacle courses and race one another.

The program is free. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up for it right now on our website or by calling the library at 440-255-8811 ext. 221.

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Get ready for a stupendous summer sendoff!

Summer Reading may be finished, but the party isn't!

Summer Reading may be finished, but the party isn’t!

Wow. That was fast.

Like that, our Summer Reading program has concluded for another year.

But time flies when you’re having fun, and we sure had a lot! We learned about nutrition and ninjas, built Jenga towers taller than us, and piloted drones. We met Purple Heart recipients, tried Tai Chi and found Dory.

And we read books! So many books!

More than 1,400 kids joined our Summer Reading program and read more than 18,000 hours. Additionally, more than 500 of them earned a free book—just by playing outside.

And more than 400 teens and adults signed up for our summer reading program, as well. Together, they read 2,300 books.

This summer, we stimulated our creativity, satisfied our curiosity and—most of all—never stopped learning.

So, yes, our Summer Reading program has ended, but the learning never does. And neither does the fun.

Join us for our End of Summer Reading party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at our Read House.

We’ll have fun carnival games, and kids can see if they won one of our awesome Summer Reading prizes.

See you at the party!

Thank you for sharing your summer with us!

Thank you for sharing your summer with us!

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Having a blast with balloons

Grant sees how many water balloons he can burst in 30 seconds.

Grant sees how many water balloons he can burst in 30 seconds.

It’s been a hot week so we busted out the water balloons Wednesday at our Read House.

Kids played field hockey with balloons, traipsed balance beams while carrying a cache of water balloons, and more.

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from our balloon blast.

You can visit our Facebook page for more Move-It Monday photos.

By the way, our Summer Reading program ends July 31, so make sure you log all of your reading hours with us before then.

We want to make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading you’re doing. After all, the more you read, the better chance you have of winning one of our prizes.

Kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will also receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.

And don’t forget to join us for our End of Summer Reading Party on Thursday, Aug. 4.

This photo is, itself, a metaphor for parenting. A mom plays water-balloon catch with one child while carrying another.

This photo is, itself, a metaphor for parenting. A mom plays water-balloon catch with one child while carrying another.

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