COVID-19 and Your Community Library

UPDATE: On Nov. 25, Gov. Mike DeWine marked Lake County as Level 4 or “purple” on the color-coded Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Level 4 is the highest level of public emergency, indicating severe exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the county.

While Lake County is Level 4, Mentor Public Library will offer drive-thru or curbside services at all of its branches, but our buildings will be closed to the public.

Even though the buildings will be closed to the public, you can still:

Also, we will still be hosting all of our scheduled online programs.

Notary and passport services are still available by appointment only. You can also pick up printing jobs curbside or at our drive-thru, and even 3D printing jobs at our Main Branch.

We will only be closed to the public while Lake County is at Level 4. If the county returns to Level 3 or lower, our buildings will reopen with all previous precautions (masks, social distancing, intermittent closures for cleaning) in place.

Cases of COVID-19 have increased the last several weeks in Lake County. Medical officials at county, state, and national levels all recommend the wearing of face coverings while in public to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Here’s additional information from the:

We’re following the advice of experts so we can:

  • keep you and our other patrons as safe as possible
  • prevent additional spikes in COVID-19 transmission
  • continue to provide library services to the community
  • reopen to the public as soon as possible

Finally, our online services are still available 24/7. This includes ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music, videos, and more — which are available for free with your Mentor Public Library card.

Try:

Also, anyone with a CLEVNET card (that includes you!) has free access to Tumblebooks’ catalogue through Aug. 31. There’s read-along picture books, math help, foreign-language learning, and more! Check out:

Tumblebooks even has a Romance Book Cloud for adults who are looking for something steamy to read while quarantined.

Visit here for more information on how to use our online resources. We also have hundreds of videos that you can watch on our YouTube channel, including author interviews and dozens of library talks that you can watch in their entirety.

The response to the coronavirus continues to evolve – not just in Ohio – but nationally and globally. Our status is SUBJECT TO CHANGE as circumstances evolve. We’ll keep you aware of any updates about our branches and services both on our website and social media.

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