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:
- Volunteering at Mentor Public Library! If you want to know about volunteering opportunities here, come visit us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at our Main Branch.
- Dancing! Kids from three to eight years old can celebrate dance along with us and Fine Arts Association at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at our Main Branch. The program consists of storytelling, a short performance by ballerinas, and the chance to dance.
- Cupcakes! Teens can compete in a cupcake war at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at our Lake Branch. Decorate a cupcake based on the book of your choice. The winner gets a prize!
- Writing and romance! Romance author Virginia Nelson will talk about her books, writing, and publishing during her visit on 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at our Main Branch.
- Prehistoric Ohio! Bill Urbanski, an expert on prehistoric cultures and wildlife, will talk about the prehistoric humans of Ohio and the plants and animals that made up their world at 6:30, Monday, April 11, at our Main Branch.
- Coding! Tweens, if you’ve ever wondered how video games work or how to make them, come visit our Headlands Branch at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
- The Civil War! Join us for not one but two talks about the American Civil War with experts from James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Learn about the postwar lives of Civil War leaders like Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee and more at noon on Wednesday, April 13, at our Main Branch. Then, hear about the military campaign that led to the calamitous Battle of Chickamauga at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, also at our Main Branch.