Virtual Show and Tell
On Wednesday, July 8 at 11:00 AM join Ms. Lisa for some good old-fashioned show and tel. We will take turns talking about our special treasures in a virtual meet-up. It’s an opportunity to get together and work on our communication skills. This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is required, and starts here on June 24.
On Thursday, July 2 at 10:30 AM, kids ages 3 – 6 can join us for a virtual, Zoom edition yoga session with special quest, Darlene Kelbach. Ms. Darlene is a certified yoga instructor who will lead little ones and their grown up through exercises in breathing and movement, all put together with a story and music that you can enjoy from the comforts of your own home. Don’t forget your yoga mat or towel! Registration is required, and starts here on June 18.
Beginning June 1, Coming to the Drive Thru to pick up your holds? Call the Children’s Department at 440-255-8811 ext. 220 before you stop by and request a Grab and Go Craft for your little one!
Our Grab and Go Crafts are perfect for kids of all ages. New crafts every Monday! They include directions and supplies for a simple craft you can do together. While supplies last!
Our next craft will start on Monday June 22, a UFO Craft with Summer Constellation Guide!
On Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 PM gather up your Legos and get ready for a building party! Join us on Zoom and have your Legos handy. We will begin at 4:00 reading a story together, and make sure to pay close attention because afterwards we will take a break.
During the break kids will get to build a Lego creation based on the story we just read. When we come back from our break the kids will get to show off their lego creations to the group! Open to kids ages 5- 10. Registration is required
Where will your roaming Gnome take us? Starting Monday, June 15, kids ages 3 – 12 can pick up a gnome to color, name, and write a little story about. Then you’ll mail off your gnome to a friend or family member. Ti will be exciting to see all of the adventures your gnome will go on this summer. We ask that whoever received the gnome snap a picture or two of all of the places the gnome visited. Then, you may send the photos back to the child through email or post. The child’s family is then asked to send the photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may bring them into the children’s department if you’d prefer. There will be a link to google maps on our website and social media so we can see where the gnome visited!
Check out all the places our gnomes took us this summer! Click here!
Summer reading will be happening at the library. Just in a different format. Click here to download the Summer Reading Bingo Sheet from Mentor Public Library’s web page or you can call ahead at 440-255-8811 ext. 221 pick it up in the Drive Thru starting Monday, June 8. The program runs Monday, June 15 until Wednesday, July 29 and is open to kids entering Grade 6 or younger. You may begin the Bingo card whenever you download it, but the first prize will not be available until June 19. For each Bingo a child gets on the sheet he/she will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win 1 of 4 book bundles and gift cards. The Bingo card contains both reading challenges and fun summer activities. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while giving children the opportunity to still enjoy the library.
Check out more descriptions of the prizes over on our Summer Reading Page.
Virtual Story Time Update
We are excited to continue to provide you with entertaining and exciting story times even while we can’t see you in person. Our summer story times will be Virtual Story Times and will run Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 31. Our story times will be uploaded to our web page, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel. There will be one story time uploaded every week day. Our upload schedule is as follows:
PJ Story Time with Miss Robin, Mondays at 8:00 PM
- Help your little ones wind down after a long day with our PJ Story time. Wear your PJs and snuggle up while listening to stories, songs, and rhymes. And get that last bit of energy out with some dancing. Perfect for kids 5 and younger.
Preschool Story Time with Miss Marilyn, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
- Let’s shake our sillies out at this filled story time with stories, songs, rhymes and more! Perfect for kids ages 3 – 6.
Tiddlywinks! with Miss Robin, Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
- An interactive story time filled with stories, songs, and rhymes. Just right for the little listeners, those aged birth to 36 months.
Merrily We Sing Along with Miss Lisa, Thursdays at 10:00 AM
- Brighten up your day with some singing and dancing. Enjoy some of your favorite songs and discover some new ones you will love. Perfect for ages 2 -6.
Family Story Time with Miss Mallory, Fridays at 10:00 AM
- Take a break from your busy day for some great family fun. All ages will enjoy stories, music, rhymes, and more!