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Read with a Book Pal

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!

Drupal

I am excited about the Library's Drupal implementation. The website has excellent functionality and great graphical elements, and it is easy to navigate. Drupal is a powerful tool. I am interested in the JQuery modules that enable interactive, animated features and calendar functions.

Looking For a Few Good Volunteers

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Don't be bored this summer! Help out at the library! The Children's Dept. needs teen volunteers to help with their programs. Get more info here.

More fun contests to enter

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Here's a contest for aspiring writers: you can win a subscription to Netflix and autographed books!

Searching For Teen Leaders: win a $2,500 scholarship!

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"Searching for Teen Leaders" is a Project Love-Purple America program that allows individuals to recognize outstanding teen leaders for their extraordinary contributions to their schools, families, and/or communities. The program highlights the accomplishments of teens in grades 7-12. Please help spread the word and recognize Stow and Munroe Falls teens for their great work! Click here to nominate a teen (before May 31) and to learn more about the program.

Final Eragon Book Title Announced!

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In case you haven't yet heard, the final book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series is coming out on Nov. 8, 2011, and it will be called Inheritance. (Did you guess that already? Good thing it's not called Eragon Four, that would be boring!) We'll be having an Inheritance book release party on Nov. 7--stay tuned for details!

ANIME ART WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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Congratulations to: Erin Maier, Alexis Xongmixay, and Freesia Yoon, our anime art winners! They received Hobby Lobby giftcards as their prize, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and we will use Erin's art for promoting Anime Club. We got many wonderful entries; please stop by this week to see them on display in the teen area of the library. You can also view them here on our Flickrstream.

Anime Art Contest!

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Love to draw anime and manga?  Show off your stuff in our Anime Art Contest! Students in grades 7 through 12 can enter original artwork relating to anime, manga, video games, original characters or fan art.Win $50, $30, or $20 giftcards to Hobby Lobby for free art supplies! The winning artist will also have their design used to promote the library’s Anime Club. All the artwork will be displayed in the library during Spring Break Week, March 19-27. Entries are due by MARCH 8TH, 2011. Click attachments link for complete rules and entry form. One entry per person.

Madden Tournament winners!

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Congratulations to Kip M. and Katie W., our MaddenNFL 11 PS3 Tournament winners! Kip came in first, winning the final game against Katie in a tournament of 9 seasoned Madden players. They won $50 and $30 GameStop giftcards, courtesy of GameStop and the Friends of the Library. Thank you to Jay from GameStop for providing the PS3 equipment and expertise.

Doodle for Google contest!

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Do you like to draw? Do you have a dream of something big you'd like to do? Enter this contest to redesign the Google.com logo, and you could win a $15,000 scholarship and technology money for your school, among other prizes. All of the details are here. Get doodling and good luck!

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