Read for the Roses during Derby Days at Mentor Library

Read for the Roses at Mentor Library and you can win fun prizes

Read for the Roses at Mentor Library and you can win fun prizes

It’s still two weeks away but we’re already excited for the Kentucky Derby, and there are two ways you can join in the fun at Mentor Library.

First, you can Read for the Roses. We have displays filled with books about the Kentucky Derby, horses, the state of Kentucky and other apropos themes in our adult and children’s departments at our Main Branch. These items all have raffle tickets in them. If you check one of them out, you can come to the Circulation Desk to complete the ticket and drop it in our raffle box.

The raffle will run until the day of the race, Saturday, May 2. We’ll pick the winners on May 3 and they will receive gift cards from stores around town.

We’re also encouraging patrons to don their finest Derby hats! As you probably already know, wearing a hat at Churchill Downs is thought to bring good luck. So from Thursday, April 30, through Saturday, May 2, you’re all encouraged to wear your fanciest, favorite or most fun hat in honor of the Kentucky Derby tradition.

Everyone who wears a Derby hat can receive a coupon at our Circulation Desk for our next book sale at the Read House.

So join in the fun and good luck at the races!

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