Spring is almost here and it’s time to grow something special with a story time! kids can sign up for this special story time. Beginning March 11 those who have registered can pick up a garden kit at the Children’s Desk or Drive Thru. Then join us on March 18 at 4:00 PM on Zoom for a garden-themed story time that will end with us planting our own little windowsill gardens. Open to kids ages 4 – 8. Registration is required, and starts here on March 4.
On Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 PM participants can use stickers to create colorful works of art. Kids in grades K – 5. Registration is required and starts here on February 24. Supplies, for those who registered, can be picked up 3 days before the program.
On Tuesday, March 2, come participate in a character scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department! Stop at the Children’s Desk and guess the number of fish in the jar (and win the fish). Guess zoom readers will be reading Dr. Seuss stories throughout the day. Pick up your craft/activity packet beginning Thursday, February 25.
I Spy: Harry Potter
Take a peek inside the display case located in the entryway of the library to find an I SPY: Harry Potter game. Come to the Children’s Desk to pick up your game sheet and see how many items you can locate. This program will be up March 3-28th and changed around weekly for a new experience each week. Win a small prize for locating all of the items.
Put your engineering skills to the test! Starting Monday, February 22, kids who have been registered can pick up an Egg Drop Kit from the Children’s Department or call ahead for pick up in drive thru. Take the kit home and build your best contraption to keep an egg safe during a fall. You will need to provide your own egg.
Then return your contraption carrying your egg to the Children’s Department by March 1. Once the kits have been returned we will test them out. We will drop the eggs from up high to see which builds can keep the eggs safe. The drops will be filmed and shared on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Open to kids ages 6 – 12. Registration is required and starts here on February 8.
The third Thursday of the month, at 10:30 AM join Fireman Jerry from the Mentor Fire Department for 1/2 hour of stories and fire safety tips. Open to all ages.
Register here to for the first session which will be held on Thursday, February 18.
Virtual Chips and Chapters Club
Check out our new club! Ms. Lisa will read from a chapter book while you eat potato chips and follow along. A different book will be read each session For grades K – 2.
Each participant can pick up their chips 3 days prior either in the Children’s Department or through the drive thru. Please call ahead so that we can ensure the items are waiting for you.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00 PM. Registration is required and starts here on February 2.
February Reading Challenge
Print out your February Reading Challenge sheet or pick one up at the children’s desk. Complete 12 hours of reading and turn in your game sheet to earn a small prize and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
For children entering grade 6 and younger.
Children in grades K – 6 can take part in our bookmark challenge program. Winners will have their bookmark printed for everyone to take. The theme of the bookmark must be based on books, reading, or your favorite character. Stop in the Children’s Department to pick up a template for your bookmark starting February 1, or download it here. All entries must be submitted by February 28. One winner will be chosen from each grade.
Introducing Family Movie Night Kits! Call the Children’s Department at 440-255-8811 ext. 221 and request a kit to be picked up either inside or at the Drive Thru.
Each kit will feature a different movie and 5 picture books to be borrowed, and will include a bag of microwave popcorn and 4 bags of hot cocoa mix.
Family movie night kits are pre-prepared and will include a movie that is rated G or PG. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate specific movie or book requests as part of the kit. Enjoy the element of surprise!
Movie kits are available only while supplies last with a reservation, so please remember to call ahead and have your library card number ready!
Virtual Family Story Times
Mix and mingle in our Virtual Family Story Time Room on Zoom! Children of all ages and their families and spend some time together while enjoying stories, songs, and fun!
There will NOT be a craft in this series of story times. Please see our new Weekend Grab-N-Go craft for take home crafts.
Registration is required in order to receive a zoom link and opens two weeks in advance.
Online Family Story Time – Prerecorded
Watch our prerecorded story time at your own convenience! Geared toward children ages 0 – 6. Each week will feature a different themed story time full of stories, rhymes, and songs. You can find new videos uploaded every Monday through March on our Story Time Page, our Facebook Page, and our YouTube Channel. No registration required
Week End Grab and Go Craft
Beginning on Thursday of each week you may call the Children’s Department for our week end craft (while supplies last). Because of space constraints, crafts must be picked up on the day that you call (either at the drive thru or at the Children’s Desk).