Ready Player OneReady Player One40Teens and adults spent a fun day during Spring Break playing retro videogames on vintage systems like the original Nintendo, SEGA Genesis and N64, and simulations of arcade games such as Joust and Galaga, which tied in to the 1980's theme of the book and movie Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. We also demonstrated a MergeCube and ONN augmented reality headset. Players competed in our QR code scavenger hunt for the chance to win an autographed copy of the book; we also gave away RPO merchandise prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Japanese Culture at Anime ClubJapanese Culture at Anime Club35We had a special guest from Japan, the Japan Outreach Coordinator from Kent State University Mr. Haru Osugi, teach our Anime Club members how to wear ceremonial Japanese clothing and conduct a tea ceremony.
Chocolate Fest 2018Chocolate Fest 20188Teens made chocolate suckers to take home; played chocolate trivia games on Kahoot; sampled chocolate from around the world; and dipped fruit and pretzels and pound cake into delicious chocolate fondue for some post-Valentine's Day fun.
Harry Potter Book Night 2018Harry Potter Book Night 2018186Over 300 Muggles, witches and wizards of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities themed around the world of J.K. Rowling--from art and crafts to green screen "magic portraits" to live Fantastic Beasts" and more!
Touch a Truck 2017Touch a Truck 2017145Children and their parents flocked to the library to experience a fire truck, police car, animal adoption mobile, mail truck, moving van, and various street service trucks--all up close and personal. There was also balloon twisting, face painting, art from the Cleveland Museum of Art's mobile van, and the Library Foundation's Mum Sale.
Doctor Who Party 2017Doctor Who Party 201718Teens in grades 7-12 celebrated their favorite show with a Perler Bead craft, games, and door prizes, and signed a big farewell card to the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Battle of the Books 2017Battle of the Books 201714Five library teams faced off against each other in this exciting battle of literary knowledge and speed, hosted by Stow this year. This year's books: All Fall Down by Carter, Booked by Alexander, The Iron Trial by Black and Clare, and Dangerous by Hale. Hudson Library & Historical Society and Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library won the first, "Semi-Final" battle against Cuyahoga Falls Library and Twinsburg Public Library. Stow and Hudson then competed against last year's winner, Akron-Summit County Public Library. Hudson ended up winning the Final Battle, with Stow in second and Akron in third. Congratulations to all the teams for their great efforts!
2017 Amateur Photo Contest Winning Photos2017 Amateur Photo Contest Winning Photos21(album not yet complete; more entries coming) The winning entries in our annual photo contest for teens and adults. Entries were judged by three local professional photographers; cash prizes and ribbons were provided by the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.
Escape Room: Totally 80's AdventureEscape Room: Totally 80's Adventure36Teens worked in teams to find clues and solve puzzles in order to unlock five locks before time ran out! The theme was "Radically 80's", so the first step was figuring out 1980's technology: how to play an audiocassette tape!
Children's CraftsChildren's Crafts57Kids love making crafts at the library! Whether it's buildings or monster robot aliens, preschool or school age, you can be artistic here!