Marantz Symposium Comics ExtravaganzaMarantz Symposium Comics Extravaganza22Library staff showcased our library's services during this comic book author event held at Kent State University, and some of our library teens cosplayed at the event. Teen Librarian Christina and Children's Librarian (and Marantz board member) Chris offered prizes to attendees (librarians, college students and teachers) who spun the Comics Character Wheel and correctly identified the comic/anime character. Authors and artists signed their books and talked with fans, and promoted their work.
2018 Photo Contest Winning Photos2018 Photo Contest Winning Photos18Winning entries in our annual amateur photography contest for teens and adults. Winners received certificates, ribbons and cash prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Children's Talent Show 2018Children's Talent Show 20186Stow-Munroe Falls has talent! Children up to age 11 shared their special talents at our first talent show. There was singing, dancing, jokes, musical numbers, and more!
2018 Battle of the books2018 Battle of the books13Our team of teens emerged victorious in this year's battle against teams from Akron, Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hudson libraries. We won the Semi-Final battle and then the Final battle against last year's winners, Hudson. Congratulations, team! This year's battle was held at the Twinsburg Library.
Teen Author FestTeen Author Fest30The library hosted four YA authors (one of whom is an accomplished comic strip artist as well) in an afternoon of literary love. Teens attended a writing workshop taught by one of our authors, Jody Casella, mingled with the authors, bought their books and got autographs, and a lucky 6 won raffle prizes of more autographed books. Everyone got to take home a free paperback book, too, courtesy of The Learned Owl Bookshop. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Pop-Up Library at Maplewood PoolPop-Up Library at Maplewood Pool10Throughout the summer the library "pops up" at some local spots to provide a story time for kids and to showcase the library's resources. People can walk up and get a library card and also check out items, from books to DVDs to our new Eclectic Collection, which includes this "Jumbie Jam" steel drum!
Hamilton ThrowdownHamilton Throwdown44Teens were excited to be "in the room where it happened"! They competed in Hamilton musical and history trivia games, faced off in "lyric duels" (complete with Nerf guns!), sang Hamilton karaoke, and made Hamilton-themed bottlecap necklaces. Rise up!
Dungeons and Dragons ClubDungeons and Dragons Club4Our intrepid teens are preparing to go on an adventure set in an imaginary realm full of dragons and wizards, oh my! This fun roleplaying game is easy to learn and yields hours of entertainment.
Pride in Library Day 2018Pride in Library Day 201819We had a plethora of activities for patrons during Pride in Library Day, from a book jewelry craft to Rockin' Robots, the University of Akron Steel Drum Band performance, free ice cream, face painting, balloon animals and giant bouncy inflatables for kids! Plus we debuted our new Eclectic Collection of items such as guitars and board games that can be borrowed for free, and our new teen Playaway Lock collection of pre-loaded e-book readers.
ToshoCon 2018 at Hudson LibraryToshoCon 2018 at Hudson Library161Teens from the area converged on Hudson Library & Historical Society to celebrate all things anime, from anime screenings & ramen-noodle eating contests & gaming to cosplay & trivia battles. This program is jointly sponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Hudson Library & Historical Society; this year Hudson hosted.