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Have you Gone Bovine yet?

Cover image Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, is the winner of the 2010 Printz Award for excellence in teen literature. It's a funny book about a guy suffering from Mad Cow Disease who goes on a wacky road trip with his sidekick friend Gonzo--and a lawn gnome!

Sign Up today for MaddenNFL tournament!

We've got plenty of room for more players in our Playstation3 MaddenNFL 10 tournament! First place wins a $50 Gamestop giftcard; 2nd place is a $30 giftcard. It happens on Saturday Jan. 23, starting at 11am, for grades 6 to 12. There will be FREE PIZZA for players! Call today or email us, or stop by the Teen Information Desk.

The biggest tycoons on Boardwalk are...

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...our 4 winners of Lifesize Monopoly 2009! Congratulations to the team of Matt Landis & Mitch Malott for winning the teen game, and Brock Vickery & Ethan Praeter for winning the grades 3-5 game today.  They won Monopoly Deal card games as prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Thanks to everyone who played Monopoly with us!

Teen Buckeye Book Award winner announced!

You nominated, you voted, and now here's your top choice! The Teen Buckeye Book Award winner for 2009 is (drum roll please): Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games! Cover image Plus the Buckeye Children's Book Awards have been announced, including the grades 6-8 winner: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata. For more details and the rest of the winners, go to the Buckeye Book Awards website. Be thinking about your favorite books from this year, because nominations start in January for next year's award.

Become Alex Rider for a day!


Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-6:30pm at Hudson Middle School - Be Alex Rider! Teen spy Alex Rider is always finding himself in treacherous situations and now - using green-screen technology - Alex Rider fans can place themselves in their own Alex Rider scene, then download the image at home by entering their secret code on-line. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. There are a limited number of photos that can be taken. Please call The Learned Owl Bookstore: 330-653-2252 or 800-968-2685.

Free book to download: Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter!

Available until January 1, here's a new fiction book that has real-life tips about H1N1 flu as well as humor and action. Here's a description:

"Thirteen-year old Finn is assigned to keep a journal for his English class. Little does he know that his journal will turn into a record of a major flu pandemic. Somehow, he survives infection, and as his school population dwindles, Finn faces down the school bully, draws comics, catches the principal ordering pizza, endures a string of bizarre substitute teachers, and even manages to study once in a while."

We've got new videogames for you!

Our latest rotating batch of videogames has arrived! You can see a list of titles and descriptions on the video games page; we have Playstation 3, Xbox360, and Wii games available for checkout for one week. Happy gaming!

Horror book fans: try out a new book online for free!

If you like horror stories, you'll want to read the new book The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey. It's about an orphan boy apprenticed to a doctor of "Monstrumology," the science of monsters. It's the start of a new series. We don't have a copy yet in the library, but for this week only, Sept. 22-29, you can read details about it and read the book here on your computer--IF YOU DARE! Don't say I didn't warn you...

Pizza Taste-Off Winner Announced!

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And the GOLDEN PIE CRUST award :-) goes to....PIZZINO'S PIZZERIA! In a hard-fought battle, Pizzino's of Stow won the blind taste test over second-placed finisher ROMEO'S PIZZA of Cuyahoga Falls. MARCO'S PIZZA of Stow and GIONINO'S of Munroe Falls were the other top four finishers. Many many thanks to these four restaurants, as well as to: ALTIERI'S, PAPA JOHN'S, and BELLACINO'S for participating in our first-ever pizza taste-off for teens. Their generous donations made the evening a huge success for our 18 hungry tasters.

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