TeenLibrarian's blog

Win a prize in the Monster Match Contest!

Enter the library's Teen Read Week Monster Match Contest--if you dare! Now through Oct.

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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!

New Rules for Videogames!


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!

Star Wars Reads Day tomorrow!

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Hey Star Wars fans! Stop in to the library any time we're open tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 5 and enter to win Star Wars books; do Star Wars crafts and see some special guests from the Star Wars universe! Program is being held upstairs in the children's dept. but teens are welcome too. May the Force Be With You!

Photo Contest Winning Entries Online


The winning entries in our annual Amateur Photography Contest for adults and teens may be viewed in this online gallery. Congratulations to all of our winners, and to all who entered--thank you for making this another wonderful photography show! Be sure to enter again next year.

Foam Party fun

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Some video from the teen portion of our annual summer Foam Party. Bubble fun in the sun!

Congratulations Summer Reading Winners!


Teen summer reading is over, and wow, you guys all read a lot of books, magazines, graphic novels and audiobooks! We had 285 teen readers, who read 3477 books! Woohoo! And, [drum roll please], our two Grand Prize winners, drawn at random from all of those instant scratchoff tickets (winning and losing tickets both), are: Katelyn Allen, winner of $75.00, and Jessica Albright, winner of the iPod Nano. Congratulations to you both! Thank you everyone for reading this summer! Hope to see you soon at the library, or maybe at your school. Keep reading!

Another Soundtrack from Gina


Hello again! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I return this Monday morning with another book soundtrack for you to enjoy. I decided on another popular title, Beautiful Creatures. Forgive me for picking something that might be considered cliche; I'm previewing some other books that aren't so well-known for your musical enjoyment. My interpretation of this title may also be a bit different from yours because I read the graphic novel. 

Smash Bros Brawl winners

Congratulations to our winning players in the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament, Ben (1st place) and James (2nd place)! They received a $50 and a $25 giftcard, respectively, from GameStop, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Thanks to all our players who came out to have a fun time on the Wii.

Hello from Gina!


Hey guys! My name’s Gina and I’m Christina’s practicum student this summer at SMFPL. I’m going to school at Kent State to be a Teen Librarian and a practicum is kinda like student teaching (except we’re librarians, not teachers).  Occasionally I’ll be posting stuff here related to Summer Reading. Today I have something new that I’m creating and I want to share it with you. When I read a book and especially if I really like it I always get a song stuck in my head.

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