Mentor Safety Town (sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Mentor)safety town

The JWCM sponsors the Mentor’s “Safety Town” program in partnership with the Mentor Fire and Police Department. For over a quarter of a century, Mentor Safety Town has helped to keep preschoolers safe while providing parents with peace of mind.

Safety Town Dates for 2020 are June 1-5 and June 8-12. Location: Ridge Elementary School on 7860 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Mentor. Click here for the application. Click here for a flyer.

Registrations will be accepted February 15 – April 15, 2020.

Teen Aides: Volunteering as a Safety Town Aide provides local teens the opportunity to earn 40 service hours.  Click here for the teen volunteer application.

For more information, please see

Chick Hatching Live Stream

Our chicks are about to hatch! We’ve got a camera on them and are streaming their incubator. They should hatch around March 19. Head on over to our Twitch channel to watch!

Library Closing

Due to present concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, Mentor Public Library is closing our buildings entirely, including the drive-thru at our Main Branch, as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

We have already closed our buildings to the public to prevent the virus’s transmission.

Late fines and fees will be waived while our buildings are closed. Furthermore, you’re encouraged to not return our already borrowed items until our buildings reopen.

We’ve specifically boosted our external Wi-Fi so it extends into the parking lot of our Main Branch and you can use it.

Additionally, our online services are still available while our buildings are closed. This includes ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music, videos, and more — which are available for free with your Mentor Public Library card.


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.

After Friday, March 20, all non-online library services (including telephone reference) will be suspended until our buildings re-open.

While we apologize for any inconvenience our closure may cause, the health of the community is paramount. We are following best-practice guidelines from health authorities and government officials to reduce the virus’s spread, especially to those in higher-risk groups.

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.


Postponed – Oreo Tasting for Kids!5380f85f590d9c3f88dda496b1280433_oreo-cookie-by-emily-miku-on-deviantart_973-822

Hey kids! Can you guess what flavor oreo is what? Kids ages 8 -12 can join us for an oreo taste test. Registration is required and begins here on March 27.

Postponed – Money Smart for Kids6a3766c2987445b703a8841f23ea7f40_piggy-bank-money-clipart_1375-1776

It’s never too early to start saving! Join us for this special program for Money Smart Week. On Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. We’ve got the Money Smart Store set up, where kids will have to budget their money and buy a bank and the supplies to decorate it. We will have a couple of fun money smart activities to learn about financial responsibility. Open to kids ages 4 – 8 with their parents. Registration is required and starts here on March 23.

Canceled – Make a Craft

On Monday, April 6 stop in any time throughout the day to make a craft in our Children’s Department. Supplies will be provided. Open to all ages. No registration required.

Canceled – Spring Story Times

Spring Story Times will run Monday, March 16 – Friday, May 1. For a full listing of our story times head on over to our Story Time page.

Postponed – Drop Your Drawers at Mentor Public LibraryCapture

Make your next visit to the library a brief one and drop your drawers at the library! Anytime between March 9 and April 12 drop off unopened packages of new underwear for boys and girls, sizes 4—16, for our Drop Your Drawers campaign.
Donations will be given to the United Way of Lake County for distribution during the Back to School Bash in August.





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