The winning entries in our annual Amateur Photography Contest for adults and teens may be viewed in this online gallery.
Congratulations to Erica DeRosa for winning the $75 VISA giftcard Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize, and to Justin Dyer for winning the $25 giftcard for the Summer Photo Challenge. Prizes were provided by the Friends of the Library. We had 229 teens participate in the summer reading program, earning nearly 1,000 scratchoff tickets and reading 2,919 books this summer! Way to go everyone!
Well, we didn't manage to win this year's Battle of the Books; that honor went to the Akron-Summit COunty Public Library in their first appearance in a Battle. But our team performed very well! Thanks to all who participated! Here is some video of the battle, which was held at the Cuyahoga Falls Library this year. Sorry that the audio is a little quiet at times; we did not have microphones for our players. Next year, we'll try again to win the Battle!
Teens entering grades 7-12 can enter the TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM "Spark a Reaction" between June 9 and August 1. WIN PRIZES for reading books, magazines, graphic novels, or listening to audiobooks. Prizes include candy bars, free books, and giftcards for Books-A-Million, iTunes, GameStop and Chipotle! One lucky teen reader will win the GRAND PRIZE of a $75.00 VISA gift card!
Celebrate all things chocolate at the Chocolate Fest on February 25 at 7pm! Teens in grades 7 to 12 will get to play Chocolate Jeopardy and Oreo Stacking and other chocolate games; win chocolate prizes; taste-test different chocolate from around the world; decorate chocolate cupcakes; and more! Bring your sweet tooth!
Crazy for doowop? Are you a fan of acapella rock? You won't want to miss this live performance at 7pm Tues. Nov. 5 by Millennium Forte, a 12 member local teen acapella group formed by Jon Ilcisko and Eli Forbes. Enjoy a fun evening of pop songs of the decades, from The Beach Boys to Bruno Mars.
Do you LOVE reading books and talking about YA books ALL THE TIME…maybe a little too much? Are you passionate about spreading your love of YA and telling others what’s up in YOUR YA world? Then you should apply to be a part of the January-June 2014 term of the Teen Board of teenreads.com, a great website all about YA books. They have a lot of contests to win free books, too! They’re looking for teens aged 13-18 to write blogs, review books and weigh in on what you’d like to see on Teenreads.com.
Enter the library's Teen Read Week Monster Match Contest--if you dare! Now through Oct.
Another way to find out what's going on for teens at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, and see some cool book-related, videogame-related, anime and other blogs, is by following us on Tumblr. Send us some cool Tumblrs to follow back!
If you like borrowing videogames from the library, then you'll like this news: starting today, all of our videogames check out one week longer and the limit has increased by 1! So you can now check out THREE games at a time, and you get to keep them for TWO WEEKS instead of one. And, if the game you want is checked out, you can now PLACE HOLDS on videogames through our catalog. So you'll get a phone call, text or email when that game is returned and ready for you to borrow. So what are you waiting for? Check out our game list!