2017 Lifesize Monopoly 2017 Lifesize Monopoly 67Tweens (grades 3-5) and teens played a giant game of Monopoly at the library, for prizes! (provided by the Friends of the Library)
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! We enjoyed hosting the battle this year.
2017 Amateur Photo Contest Winning Photos2017 Amateur Photo Contest Winning Photos21The 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!
Pride in Library Day 2017Pride in Library Day 2017186At our annual summer celebration during Stow Pride Week, we had a day full of fun and learning! The Community Jazz Band performed, as did the Morning Star bluegrass trio; we gave a historical walking tour of Stow Corners; there was a Beginning Beekeeping demonstration; free ice cream pops provided by Handel's Ice Cream; and a Petting Zoo and farm-related children's activities in the evening! Wow!
Super Smash Bros. Tournament 2017Super Smash Bros. Tournament 20176Teens competed against each other in this popular video game; the winner and runner-up won GameStop giftcards.
Silent LibrarySilent Library28Teens kicked off the summer reading season at this fun program, where they had to perform various silly tasks within a time limit, racing against another team, and supposedly SILENTLY, too! (But we quickly threw that rule out the window.)