2013 Photo Contest Winners2013 Photo Contest Winners28The winning photographs in our annual summer Amateur Photography Contest, which were displayed in print form in the library for two weeks. Winning photographers won cash prizes and ribbons, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Late Night at the Library NTL2013Late Night at the Library NTL201367The Nationwide Teen Library Lock-In was a fun event for teens at many libraries all across the country. Our teens participated in the online author chat with Marie Lu, the Photo Scavenger Hunt, the national Minute to Win It competition, and made a Frankenfood monster. In addition, at our local event we played mini-golf throughout the library and played board games and Wii games. Plus, there was PIZZA!
ToshoCon 2013ToshoCon 201370Our first ever anime convention brought over 50 teens to the library after hours for cosplay, anime screenings, a manga drawing workshop, candy sushi-making, kirigami and origami crafts, and a whole lot of fun!
Duct Tape CraftsDuct Tape Crafts23Teens came to the library to make several fun things out of duct tape, such as a "magic wallet" or a visor, a purse or even a small animal. Colorful and unique rolls of duct tape were provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013Stow Fourth of July Parade 201387Library staff had fun walking and hula hooping in the parade, handing out candy and driving our library vehicle with Spike waving to the crowd.
Man of Steel PartyMan of Steel Party24Teens at this event celebrating the new movie played Superman Jeopardy and raced in the silly SuperRelay game; ate "super" cake and watched clips of previous Superman movies. Door prizes were given away: Regal Cinemas giftcard, Superman baseball hat, and Superman poster.
Touch a Truck 2013Touch a Truck 2013168Over 800 patrons visited the library to get an up close and personal look at 20 different vehicles, from a SWAT armored truck to a Brinks truck, from Herbie the Love Bug to a DeLorean. New this year was the Krav food truck, the Army pallet loader and more!
High School Book Club Party 2013High School Book Club Party 201316Members of our high school book club came to the public library for the end of the school year "field trip" meeting. We played Book Jeopardy and Book Speed Dating, and discussed Hate List, by Jennifer Brown. And ate lots of pizza provided by the Friends of the Library, yum!
Mary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book ClubMary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book Club6The high school book club had a great visit with Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox, discussing her books and writing in general.
2013 Anime Art Contest2013 Anime Art Contest12Teens submitted their hand drawn or digitally composed art entries, pertaining to anime, manga, videogame or original anime-style characters. Winners received giftcards for art supplies, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and the winning art will be used to promote the library's Anime Club for teens. All art was also displayed in the library teen area.