Summer Reading: May 26 – July 31
Summer Reading Lists 2016
Time Travellers’ Club @ MOL
Join us each month as we try out games, crafts, and other activities that were popular in the past! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.
Duck Tape Crafts @ MOL
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Join us at the Lake Branch and make your own Duct Tape bag or wallet! For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.
Please note: Attendee must be between the ages of 12 Years and 17 Years old.
Write On: A Writing Club for Teens
A monthly creative writing club for teens! Each month focuses on a different prompt. A fun way to expand your creative writing, get some great ideas, and meet other teen writers. All writing levels welcomed, and snacks will be provided.
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the Frances Cleveland room on the second floor of the Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.
Time Travelers Club – 1970s String Art @ MOL
Teens! Join us each month as we try out games, crafts, and other activities that were popular in the past! This month, we try our hand at string art, the craft fad that peaked in the 1970s. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Attendees must be between the ages of 12 Years and 18 Years old.
ACT Prep Session
The first session, on Saturday, September 24th from 10 am – 1 pm, will work on the English and Reading Comprehension sections of the test. In the second session, on Saturday, October 1 from 10 am – 1 pm, we will work on the Math and Science sections.
This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Teens! Hurry on down to the Lake branch to play a life size game to rescue your favorite banned YA book from jail! Enjoy a nice refreshment too! For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.
Recommended Teen Books
- Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2015 – Kirkus is one of the best-known book review magazine/website. See which books were best in 2015!
- The Top 60 YA Books of 2015 – A compiled checklist of the best books of 2015. How many have you read?
- YALSA Teens’ Top Ten – A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
- Printz Awards – An award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
- TIME’s 100 Best Young-Adult books of All Time – TIME compiled a survey to honor the best best books for young adults. (Produced in January 2015)
- The Ultimate Teen Reading List (by teenreads.com)
Test Prep Websites – SAT/ACT
Looking to Prepare for your SATs or ACTs? Try the following websites for tutorials and practice tests.
- Practice Tests and Training – Click on Access Learning Express Anonymously (Provided by Ohio Means Jobs)
- Gale Courses
- Khan Academy
Download eBooks & Audiobooks!
Don’t read your books – Listen to them instead! Not only can you download eBooks at MPL, but now you can also download Audiobooks. Audiobooks can now be loaded onto PCs, Macs®, MP3 players, and many other mobile devices directly from your computer at home.
Mentor Public Library has expanded its online services by adding “eAudiobooks,” available to download from the library’s Web site through a new service powered by OverDrive. The service is free to patrons with a Mentor Public Library card. Users will need to install OverDrive® Media Console™ a free software found on the library’s Web site. For more information, go to our Digital Library page or call 440-255-8811 ext. 215.