Avast, ye landlubbers! It's the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day commemoration. Why? Just because these guys said so! And you can use our Mango Languages database to practice speaking Pirate, just like a real foreign language.
The Young Adult Library Services Association is sponsoring a photo contest for teens across the country. They're challenging you to create a visual version of your favorite book's title. You could win an e-reader fully loaded with great e-books! Learn more here. Have fun and good luck!
The following five books were chosen by Ohio high school students as their favorite books of 2011--have you read any of them? Vote for your favorite at the Teen Buckeye site.
The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms #2), by Cinda Williams China / Hunger: A Gone novel, by Michael Grant
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6), by Richelle Mead / Things a Brother Knows, by Dana Reinhardt
Five Flavors of Dumb, by Antony John
Congratulations to the winners of our Photography Contest! The Teen Best in Show award went to Sierra Mazurowski, who also won First and Third in the Altered Photo category. See our Flickr set for all of the winners. The photos are on display in the library until Sept. 16. Look for the contest again next year, and thanks everyone who entered!
Congratulations to Brandon Macpherson, winner of our Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize ($100 giftcard), and Ruth Amadio, winner of our Teen Summer Guessing Game ($50 giftcard). And thanks to all 302 of you who read books this summer at the library! You rock!
The Summer Reading program has come to an end, and we want to thank all of our teen volunteers for collectively putting in more than two hundred hours of volunteer time helping kids learn crafts and helping them with their Summer reading.
Show off those great vacation photos! Enter our photography contest! Win CASH PRIZES! Details are here, including the entry form. Good luck!
Calling all teen writers: the author Lisa McMann (Fade, Wake, Cryer's Cross, etc.) is sponsoring a contest to send a teen writer to NYC to learn about the publishing industry firsthand. Click here for the details, and good luck!
Our first ever Mario Kart tournament for the Wii had 28 racers participate, and in the end, Bryan came out victorious over Halle in the final matchup. Congratulations to them! They won GameStop giftcards, provided by the Friends of the Library, plus bonus swag from Pizza Hut. And Pizza Hut of Stow provided free pizza for all players! Thank you Pizza Hut! Stay tuned for our next Mario Kart tournament.
School-aged children who are reading will be paired with a teen to explore and read books together this summer. This program will take place in July and pairs will be asked to schedule four meetings during the month. Teen mentors, who must have completed the 7th grade, will be reading pals and not tutors. Together they will select and read books here at the library.
Sign up your child for this fun program - a chance to practice reading and make a new friend!