Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Community Monday gets books to those who need it

Diane Frangos picks donations from the shelves of our Read House for the Girl Scouts.
Mentor Public Library receives more book donations than we could ever use—more than we could fit on our shelves, even more than could be sold during the Friends of the Mentor Public Library's book sales.

Instead of letting good books go to waste, we wanted to make them available to people who could use them; so we invited local nonprofits—Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Broadmoor, Hannah's Home, St. John Vianney, Lake-Geauga Recovery Center and more— to visit our Read House on Monday, Jan. 19, and pick out books they thought their members, clients, patrons or parishioners would enjoy.

We call it My Community Monday, and we hope it put books in the hands of a lot of people—kids, teens and adults—who will dig them.

If you work for a local nonprofit and want to come to our next My Community Monday on Feb. 9, email our Community Outreach Coordinator Jason Lea.

Finally, we need to thank everyone who donates books to Mentor Public Library! We appreciate your generosity. You're helping a lot of organizations that make Lake County a better place to live!
Gail Keegan of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers looks for books for their clients and children at Lake and Oak House.

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