Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock !
For every book you read or program you attend, you’ll receive one raffle ticket for an entry into the prize raffle. Read 5 books and pick a prize! Last day to earn prizes and raffle tickets is Sunday, July 29.
Stop by any Mentor Public Library location beginning May 24 to sign up and begin reading!
Summer Reading Lists 2018:
Clashing Controllers @ Lake
Get your game on! Challenge your friends at this monthly video game party held at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch! For additional information contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512.
- July 18, 2018
- August 15, 2018
Throwback Party! @ Main
Celebrate the 80s, 90s, and the early 2000s. Jam out to all the hits of those decades, play retro video games, make sweet buttons and eat snacks! Registration begins for this event on 6/16/2018.
This program is open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.
FIFA Tournament @ Main
Teens! Join us to celebrate the World Cup! Celebrate with people all over the world while you compete in a FIFA Tournament. A $25 Gamestop Gift care (and bragging rights) will go to the winner!
This program is open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.
Make Old Music Modern (Teens) @ Lake
Turn outdated media into in vogue accessories with this upcycle craft session. Attendee must be at least in grade 6 or higher.
For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.
Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape Creations @ Main
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens! Join us for some duct tape fun! All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own duct tape.
This program is open to the public. The program will be held on the second floor of the Main Library in the Francis Cleveland Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.
Recommended Teen Books
- Teen’s Top 10 – YALSA – A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Now listing the best of 2017!
- “Best of the Best” Fiction for Young Adults – YALSA
- 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)
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.