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Making Slime & Elephant Toothpaste during Super Science Saturday

It’s easy to make science intimidating. After all, dihydrogen monoxide sounds terrifying until you realize it’s just another way to say water. But it’s not difficult to make science fun too. For example, kids can create their own chemical reactions and … Continue reading

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Mentor Library lets loose the reptiles for Summer Reading Finale Party

Mentor Public Library celebrated the conclusion of one of its biggest summers ever by inviting pythons, boas, tortoises, skinks and more to a party at its Read House. More than 300 kids and adults met, touched, learned about and even … Continue reading

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To a Super Summer at Mentor Library

That was a super summer! Together, we auditioned as Minions, joined the Ninja Turtles and trounced Turbo-Toilet 2000. We celebrated local and literary heroes. And most of all, we did a lot of reading. Precisely 1,485 kids signed up for our … Continue reading

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Tra-La-Laa! Captain Underpants at Mentor Library

Tra-La-Laa! We dedicated our final Marvelous Monday—our summer-long celebration of heroes—to Captain Underpants and his “creators” George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Kids made capes with their own Professor Poopypants-endorsed monikers. (For example, I’m Chim-Chim Banana Brain.) They also used toilet-paper … Continue reading

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Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Mentor Library

No need to be shell-shocked. We just dedicated this Marvelous Monday to four adolescent, reptilian, martial-arts enthusiasts. Yes, that’s right. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Kids made their own shells, domino masks and balloon katana at the Read House on Monday … Continue reading

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