Mentor Public Library staff visited and recently as part of the .
They gave about 125 Beach Read bags to beachgoers. The bags were filled with free donated, gently used paperback books, information about library events, sunscreen and Frisbees.
The beachgoers appreciated the largesse from library staff members Denise Wright and Courtney Patterson.
“This is amazing. You have saved our day,” said one of the young adults.
“You are like beach angels,” said another.
Wright, the library’s circulation department manager, said the program is in keeping with the library’s strategic plan.
"The Beach Reads program allows us to reach our patrons at the beaches to promote our services, providing public awareness of the library’s free programs and services," Wright said.
The library has given away more than 4,000 bags at the beachse since it established the Beach Reads program in 2009.
The library teams with Lake Health and Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling on the project.
"We not only promote the joy of reading, but through our community partnerships we are providing wellness and recycling awareness," Wright said.
The Beach Reads program visits the beaches once a week and will continue to the Labor Day weekend. For more information on the program, contact the Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811.
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