TeenLibrarian's blog

Own The Night this summer!

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Teen Summer Reading starts June 4th--check out any three books, magazines, grahic novels or audiobooks and you'll receive a scratchoff ticket that could win you a prize! Catch all the details here. Come to a teen program and win more scratchoff tickets too!

Friends of the Library teen wins award!

Congratulations to one of our longtime teen volunteers, Amelia Newberry, for being named an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the city of Akron for her many hours of service helping the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library with their booksales and other activities.

Read more here!

Anime Art Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to the Anime Art winners!

First place, Digital: Emily Gerren  2nd place, Digital: Nathaniel Petty

First place, Hand Drawn: Elizabeth Stilley  2nd place, Hand Drawn: Freesia Yoon

What book would you give an award to?

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Read a great new book lately? Nominate it (or two or three!) for the Teen Buckeye Book Award today!

Congratulations to our Madden NFL12 winners!

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Congrats to Jonathan and Kip for winning the Madden NFL12 XBox360 tournament! They received prizes of $30 & $50 GameStop giftcards, respectively, courtesy of the Friends of the SMF Library. Thanks to all our players, and keep an eye out for upcoming videogame events at the library!

Teen Writing Challenge: earn cash prizes!


Do you watch TV and love to write? Then enter the Federal Reserve Bank's Creative Writing Contest! Pick a show or episode and investigate the scenes to find the basic economic concepts within. Then write an essay, poem, play, or short story explaining how the show or episode demonstrates some of those concepts. Details here.

Enter the summer reading VIDEO CHALLENGE & win $275!


Teens ages 13 – 18! Create a video that encourages teens to participate in summer reading at the public library, including your interpretation of the 2012 teen slogan "Own the Night," and you could win $275 plus a $150 award for your library. One video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the Ohio winner in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) “2012 Teen Video Challenge”. All state winning videos will be official 2012 CSLP promotional videos and will be viewed by teens nationwide.

Best Teen Books of 2011

Here are the 10 top teen books of 2011 as selected by Amazon--not the best selling books but what their staff felt were the best books of the year. Of these ten titles--three of them have been optioned for movie rights in the past month. What do you think of the list? Do you agree with the staff of Amazon?

Download music from the library


Take advantage of our new Freegal database of free, downloadable music. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card holders can now download three of their favorite songs (to keep), from Sony Music Entertainment's extensive database every week. All the songs are in MP3 format to be compatible with the greatest number of devices. Explore new music, free to own - from the library! Check it out here and start listening!

New Videogames at the library!


Check out our new videogames for XBox360, Wii, and PS3--including the new Rocksmith! With the game and special cord, you can plug any guitar into your PS3 or Xbox360 system and play away! Plus we have games like The Cursed Crusade, Puss in Boots, Hulk Hogan's Main Event, and more! Check out the list here and stop in to see what's available.

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