Teen Services

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Which book or book series would you most like to see made into a movie?

Teen Flickr Photos

ToshoCon 2013

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ToshoCon 2013

Our first ever anime convention brought over 50 teens to the library after hours for cosplay, anime screenings, a manga drawing workshop, candy sushi-making, kirigami and origami crafts, and a whole lot of fun!

July 27 2013

Duct Tape Crafts

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Duct Tape Crafts

Teens came to the library to make several fun things out of duct tape, such as a "magic wallet" or a visor, a purse or even a small animal. Colorful and unique rolls of duct tape were provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

July 9 2013

Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013

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Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013

Library staff had fun walking and hula hooping in the parade, handing out candy and driving our library vehicle with Spike waving to the crowd.

July 4 2013

Man of Steel Party

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Man of Steel Party

Teens at this event celebrating the new movie played Superman Jeopardy and raced in the silly SuperRelay game; ate "super" cake and watched clips of previous Superman movies. Door prizes were given away: Regal Cinemas giftcard, Superman baseball hat, and Superman poster.

June 11 2013

Touch a Truck 2013

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Touch a Truck 2013

Over 800 patrons visited the library to get an up close and personal look at 20 different vehicles, from a SWAT armored truck to a Brinks truck, from Herbie the Love Bug to a DeLorean. New this year was the Krav food truck, the Army pallet loader and more!

May 4 2013

High School Book Club Party 2013

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High School Book Club Party 2013

Members of our high school book club came to the public library for the end of the school year "field trip" meeting. We played Book Jeopardy and Book Speed Dating, and discussed Hate List, by Jennifer Brown. And ate lots of pizza provided by the Friends of the Library, yum!

May 2 2013

Mary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book Club

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Mary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book Club

The high school book club had a great visit with Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox, discussing her books and writing in general.

April 11 2013

2013 Anime Art Contest

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2013 Anime Art Contest

Teens submitted their hand drawn or digitally composed art entries, pertaining to anime, manga, videogame or original anime-style characters. Winners received giftcards for art supplies, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and the winning art will be used to promote the library's Anime Club for teens. All art was also displayed in the library teen area.

April 2 2013

Which author would you most like to meet?

Meg Cabot - (11) 14%
Anthony Horowitz - (4) 5%
Erin Hunter - (3) 4%
Darren Shan - (7) 9%
Stephenie Meyer - (39) 51%
Christopher Paolini - (12) 16%
Total votes: 76

Which upcoming movie are you most looking forward to seeing?

Star Trek - (11) 21%
Night At The Museum 2 - (11) 21%
Inkheart - (11) 21%
Transformers 2 - (12) 23%
Wolverine: Origin - (7) 13%
Total votes: 52

Video Games

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library circulates console videogames in 3 formats for adult, teen and juvenile patrons. The titles include games rated "E for Everyone", "T for Teen," and "M for Mature". LIBRARY USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT SIGN A VIDEOGAME PERMISSION FORM IN PERSON AT THE FRONT DESK BEFORE CHECKING OUT THEIR FIRST GAME.

National Teen Help Resources

  • Abuse, Rape, Incest Hotline: 1- 800-656-HOPE
  • Bulimia/Anorexia Hotline:  1-800-227-4785
  • Child Abuse Hotline:  1-800-4-A-CHILD
  • Covenant House Crisis Line:  1-800-999-9999
  • Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
  • National Runaway Switchboard:  1-800-621-4000
  • National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-SUICIDE
  • Peer Violence Hotline:  1-87-REPORT-IT
  • Young and Pregnant Hotline:  1-800-550-4900
  • Youth Depression Hotl

Local Teen Health Resources

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (Children Services): 330-379-1880
  • Pregnancy Support Centers: 1-800-395-HELP (4357)
  • 24-Hour Rape Crisis Line: (330) 434-7273 or 1-877-906-7273 (YWCA of Summit County)

Teen Links

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