Our community library continues to grow into a true community hub, and this only happens because of YOU. I, personally, enjoy meeting so many people as they come through our doors. Many of our new patrons have recently moved to Mentone. When the library's one of their first stops... well, I really appreciate that about them.
Do you love books and have three free hours a month? We’re in need of additional volunteers, so if you'd like to give your time to a wonderful cause, come on in and let us know. Volunteers help shelve books, check them in and out, etc. (If you're talented at alphabetizing, bonus points for you!)
Free library cards are available to anyone who lives in our area. (We even have some patrons who come from Summerville.)
We are installing a large (3' x 4') bulletin board for the community's use. Stop in during open hours to see what your neighbors are posting. It might be an event flyer, a job listing, a house for rent, or perhaps an inspirational saying, or a piece of art. This will be a fun board to fill up.
Chess is becoming more and more popular, and Jerry Megli is rising to the occasion. He’s in the library every Saturday at 9 a.m. sharp, and he stays until the last chess player leaves. If you'd like to learn the basics of chess, or if you’d like to refresh your skills, Jerry’s happy to help. He was once part of teams that worked on the lunar landing module and space shuttle, so you know you're in good hands!
We have received some amazing donations lately — many books appear to be brand new. Thank you to all who donate. Our book sales are a major source of our funding, so you make a difference.
Come by and see the latest DVDs that we’ve bought and received as donations. We have some of the latest award-nominated movies. DVDs are available to borrow for a week.
We'd love to see more children in the library. Don't let the art of library-browsing become a thing of the past. Let's all show the children in our lives that we recognize the value of a collection of books. They do, after all, contain the world.
The library is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 3–6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. See you at the library!
- Kelly Leavitt, community librarian