Summer Reading is Super at Mentor Library

In 2014, more than 2,000 kids, teens and adults signed up for summer reading at Mentor Public Library.

This year, the library has something even more super in store.

Mentor Public Library will run a trio of summer reading programs this year and all three are focused on superheroics. The children’s program is Every Hero Has a Story; the teens’ is Unmask!; and adults’ is Escape the Ordinary.

People can start registering for Mentor Public Library’s summer reading on Saturday, May 30. There will also be a special kickoff party that day at Mentor Library’s Read House.

Kids can play superhero games with Skipper from the Lake County Captains and Chuck E. Cheese, as well as sign up for the library’s summer reading program.

Throughout the summer, Mentor Library will host fun programs on all types of super subjects for kids, teens and adults.

On Marvelous Mondays, kids can have fun with superhero crafts, games and experiments on the Read House lawn. On Thursday evenings, community heroes like nurses, police officers and firemen will join the library for special story times. The library will also be celebrating literary heroes like Junie B. Jones, Pete the Cat, Wimpy Kid and more.

Kids who read or are read to up to 15 hours will receive a Library Champion lawn sign and window cling.

Meanwhile, teens can compete in Clashing Controllers—the library’s video-game tournament for casual and hardcore gamers alike. It will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the library’s Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Teens can also enjoy special programs like the Top Chef Challenge where they will team up to create new ice cream flavors at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at the Main Branch. Then they can face off during the Hunger Games Water Wars at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the Read House. (Bring a towel.)

Adults can get in on the fun too. Comics scholar Valentino Zullo will talk about the history of the Avengers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Main Branch. Then, on Wednesday, July 29, the library will host a concert by folk duo Simple Gifts at the Read House.

Everyone who participates in the summer reading programs—either by reading books or attending library programs—has a chance to win prizes. Those prizes include gift cards from Toys ‘R’ Us and Lake County Captains tickets, as well as gift cards from other local businesses. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning.

For more information on Mentor Library’s summer reading program, call 440-255-8811 or visit Mentor Library’s website.

Wonder Woman—secret identity: Olivia—is gearing up for summer reading at Mentor Public Library.

Wonder Woman—secret identity: Olivia—is gearing up for summer reading at Mentor Public Library.

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