Shelley Pearsall Book Launch PartyShelley Pearsall Book Launch Party44Over 100 people came to celebrate the new children's book by author Shelley Pearsall, "Things Seen From Above." Ms. Pearsall thanked several Stow-Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls 5th and 6th grade students for helping her with the editing of the book, by giving them their own free copy of the finished book!
2020 Chocolate Fest2020 Chocolate Fest17Teens played a variety of games and answered trivia questions all about chocolate, to win--what else?--chocolate prizes!
2020 Harry Potter Book Night2020 Harry Potter Book Night179Over 300 wizarding world fans braved an icy winter's night to have fun at the library: meeting Hagrid and Madame Hooch, petting live wild animals, making magical first aid kits and wands, and competing in the Triwizard Tournament for prizes!
Anime Club 2019-2020Anime Club 2019-202021Our Anime Club members have fun meeting monthly to watch and discuss anime and manga, dress up in cosplay, and try out Japanese food in our JapanCrate!
Author Erin McCahan at Teen Writing Contest AwardsAuthor Erin McCahan at Teen Writing Contest Awards23We celebrated our local teen authors at this awards reception for the winners of our Teen Creative Writing Contest! Erin McCahan, author of the books I Now Pronounce You Someone Else, Love and Other Foreign Words, and The Lake Effect, did a writing exercise with the audience, and presented the awards to our winners (cash and journals, courtesy of the Friends of the Library). Erin also signed her books after the presentation; books were available for purchase courtesy of The Learned Owl Book Shop.
Avengers DayAvengers Day201The Avengers assembled at the library to defeat Thanos and reclaim the Infinity Gauntlet! Marvel Cinematic Universe fans of all ages experienced an afternoon of superhero fun, with games, crafts, activities, and photo opps.
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.