Photo Contest Winning Entries 2019Photo Contest Winning Entries 201924These are the juried winners from our 137 entries (44 teen, 93 adult) in this year's contest. Our judges were three local professional photographers/photography teachers: Alan Doe, James Roetzel, and Gary Harwood. The Stephen Pierce Memorial People's Choice Award, named for our 8-year contest judge who passed away in March 2019, was chosen by popular vote of all visitors to our physical display of the entries in the library. Cash prizes and ribbons were awarded, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Battle of the Books 2019Battle of the Books 201941In a very exciting game, Hudson Library's team ended up victorious over the other three very competitive libraries; Twinsburg Library managed a very excellent second place with their one-person team! (This was a tough recruiting year for both Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg.) Stow came in third and Akron was fourth. The top three teams received Target giftcards, courtesy of their various Friends of the Library organizations, and all players got to take home free books to keep. Hudson will give the rotating trophy a home until next year's battle.This year's battle was hosted at Akron-Summit County Public Library's Main branch.
Star Wars Escape RoomStar Wars Escape Room13Teams of all ages competed to solve clues to escape the locked trash compactor!
NerfNiteNerfNite64Teens spent an evening at the library in a fun Nerf gun battle loosely based on the videogame Fortnite.
Smash Bros Tournament 2019Smash Bros Tournament 201916We had 34 players face off in our annual summer tournament, played on the Nintendo Switch. Congratulations to our winners, Carson and Abdullah!
Spike's 35th Birthday PartySpike's 35th Birthday Party15Children celebrated our turtle's birthday with special cookies, a storytime with Elephant and Piggy, and a special proclamation from the Mayor of Stow!
Star Wars Day 2019Star Wars Day 2019129Jedi and Sith fans of all ages enjoyed a host of Star Wars activities, including trivia, "Jedi training," making their own lightsaber, photo opps in a galaxy far far away with costumed characters, and enjoying refreshments in the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Stomp Rockets With the Great Lakes Science CenterStomp Rockets With the Great Lakes Science Center14Children made and launched paper rockets using the force of their feet and learned about the external parts that make up rockets.
ToshoCon 2019ToshoCon 201995Over 60 teens had a blast at our after-hours mini-convention, celebrating all things anime and manga! With a manga drawing workshop, karaoke cafe, videogaming, trivia games, art contest, cosplaying, candy sushi-making, ramen eating contest and more, there was something for everyone!
DIY Galaxy T-shirt CraftDIY Galaxy T-shirt Craft10Teens kicked off our "READ For The Stars" summer reading program at this craft event. They boosted their galactic swagger by creating an out-of-this-world t-shirt using bleach and paint.