Clothe-A-Child Applications

Clothe-A-Child provides new clothing and shoes for needy children in Lake and Geauga counties.


  • Only one application is needed per family
  • Available for children ages 5-12 (restrictions apply–see application)
  • Application deadline is October 31, 2019
  • Families will be contacted by phone, if chosen for the program

Clothe-A-Child Application 2019 – English
Clothe-A-Child Application 2019 – Spanish

Preschool Dance Party: Halloween Haunt

Get your costumes on and get ready to dance! On Monday, October 28 at 1:00 PM for an afternoon of dancing, moving, and grooving in your Halloween costumes. Registration beings here on October 11.

October Celebrations

Happy October to everyone! The Children’s Department is offering many spooktacular events this month. Stop in and guess the weight of the pumpkins. The closest guess will win both pumpkins. Just in time to carve for a jack-o-lantern. Winner will be announced on Oct.18th.

While you’re there try to guess how many candy corns are in the jar. You could win enough candy corns to satisfy your sweet touch. On Friday, Oct 11 there is no school. Come in and choose from an assortment of crafts. Each child can make 2 crafts. There are also spots still available in our Township Game. Build a town without the use of Minecraft.

On Friday, Oct 18 there is no school again. Really! Children’s has 2 mystery hunts, tailored to suit different age groups. Keep your brain sharp. Check out our website for more programs and story times.

Mystery Hunt


All day on Friday, October 18 use your detective skills to complete our Mystery Hunt in the Children’s Department. Read through clues and see if you can solve the puzzle. Open to all ages. No registration is required.

Spooktober Night at the Movies


On Monday, October 14 at 7:00 PM join us on the main lawn for an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus. Be sure to dress up in your Halloween costume and bring along blankets and chairs. Popcorn and hot apple cider will be served. No registration required. Open to all ages.

Family Afternoon Movie


On Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 PM bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon movie. On the 2nd Saturday of each month we will show a movie and provide popcorn. All movies will be rated G or PG. This event is for families with children 13 and younger. Ages 8 and younger must have parent supervision. No registration required.

This month we will be watching Detective Pikachu.

Township Games –  New Date and Time

On Friday, October 11 at 1:30 PM kids can join us as Mentor Public Library continues to celebrate our 200th anniversary. A Youth Education specialist from Lake County Historical Society will be here with her interactive games where kids in grades 3 – 6 will have the chance to build on their own plot of land. Learn how Lake County looked 200 years ago and who discovered the Western Reserve. Register for this program here!


On Friday, October 11 school’s out so on in and create something amazing! A variety of crafts will be offered in the Children’s Department. Once craft per child please. All day long, while supplies last!

Make a

On Monday, October 7 stop by the Children’s Department throughout the day and get creative with one of our monthly crafts (while supplies last). Open to all ages. No registration required.


If you are planning on attending Nyancon at Lakeland Community College on October 5, be sure to stop by the Mentor Public Library tables. We will have Pokemon themed games and prizes, and we will be giving away free books! See you there!

Book Tasting Day


On Monday, September 30 at 4:00 PM enjoy an afternoon at our cozy cafe while sampling some exciting books and delicious food. Open to kids ages 7 – 12. Registration is required and starts here on September 16.

Firehouse Friends

On Thursday, September 19 at 10:30 AM meet the local firemen and enjoy 30 minutes of stories and safety tips. Each time you attend you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win lunch with the firemen at the end of the year. During the summer the event will be held on the Read House Lawn. Open to all ages. No registration required.

Fall Story Times

Our Fall Story Time session will run Monday August 19 – Friday September 27. Be sure to check out the returning Snappy Little Story Time held Mondays at 10:00 AM, Pajama Story Time held Mondays at 6:30 PM, and Pre-K Pop Party held Wednesdays at 11:00 AM.
There will be a week long break in story time from Monday, September 30 – Sunday, October 6.






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