Revisit the Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland

Revisit the Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Revisit the Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Reminisce about Halle Brothers, Higbee’s, May Co. and more, and revisit the Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at our Main Branch.

The program will be led by a historian from the Western Reserve Historical Society.

The event is free to attend. We only ask that you register. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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Bring your brilliant family to Family Trivia Night at the library

Team up with the whole family for trivia night on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Team up with the whole family for trivia night on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Rally all the relatives for Family Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at our Main Branch.

You and your family can compete as a team to answer trivia questions. The top families will take home a prize.

You bring your family and their genius brains; we’ll bring the brainteasers. (We’ll also bring pizza and drinks, in case you think up an appetite.)

Teams can be up to six players, and each team must include at least one child (13 or younger) and adult.

Registration is required to join the fun. You can sign up by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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Meeting the instruments of the orchestra

Elana learns how to buzz into a trumpet.

Elana learns how to buzz into a trumpet.

Our friends from The Fine Arts Association introduced children to the instruments of the orchestra earlier this month. It was as magical as it was musical.

They used the picture book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss to give children a hands-on introduction to the trumpet, flute, guitar, violin and more. The kids also learned about the different families of musical instruments.

We’ve hosted a lot of musical programs this summer because our Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock.

And there’s still time to sign up for Summer Reading or add hours/books to your totals before it wraps up on Sunday, July 29.

Everyone (including adults) have a chance to win prizes when they participate in our Summer Reading program.

Children can win one of 32 different prize packages. And the more the kids read or are read to, the better chance they have to win. Children who read at least 20 hours will also be entered into a drawing to win one of two grand prizes—a $50 gift card to Target.

Furthermore, kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.

Meanwhile, teens and adults can participate in Summer Reading too by both reading books and attending library programs. They can win gift baskets, including vouchers to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame or Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, discounts to local businesses, and passes to the City of Mentor’s pools and ice rink.

 

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One last Musical Monday

A xylophone duet on our final Musical Monday of the summer

A xylophone duet on our final Musical Monday of the summer

Kids had a chance to play different instruments including drums, guitars, and xylophones during the final Musical Monday of Summer Reading.

They also made rainmakers and created crafts using a musical code.

Our Summer Reading program concludes this Sunday, July 29. You have until then to submit all of your hours/books at any of our branches. We want to make sure you get credit for all the wonderful reading you’ve done!

And the more you read, the better chance you have of winning one of our awesome prizes.

By the way, you can celebrate the summation of a spectacular summer of reading during our Finale Party at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at our Read House. Our special guests — Jungle Terry and his traveling zoo — will join the party at 6:30 p.m.

So Summer Reading may be ending, but the beat goes on. See you at the party!

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Party on the Beach

We hope all the families that came to BeachFest had a good time!

We hope all the families that came to BeachFest had a good time!

We want to thank everyone who made sand art at our tent or grabbed a book or two from our Pop-Up Library Saturday at BeachFest!

We hope you had as much fun as we did.

We’ll be having more Pop-Up Libraries this summer, as well. You’ll find it during the Mentor Rocks concerts, CityFest, Concord Community Day, St. Mary’s Summer Festival and more!

Visit our Facebook page for more BeachFest photos.

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