2015 Amateur Photography Contest Winners2015 Amateur Photography Contest Winners24We had 124 total entries in this year's amateur photography contest. Congratulations to these, our winners! Winners received certificates, ribbons and cash prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
2015 Photo Contest Reception2015 Photo Contest Reception20Our annual party for our photographers and their families, at which we unveil the winning entries and hand out prizes.
Teen Lockin 2015: Masquerade MadnessTeen Lockin 2015: Masquerade Madness8321 teens hung out at the library after hours, enjoying pizza and games, playing on the Wii, playing Artemis (the starship bridge simulator game), creating crafty masks and silly costumes for our "masquerade madness." We also videochatted with author S. J. Kincaid, and entered the national Photo Scavenger Hunt and other competitions held on this night.
Battle of the Books 2015Battle of the Books 201561Our team of middle schoolers came in second in the Semi-Finals, advancing to the Final Battle, but lost to Hudson and Akron in the Finals. The books read this year were: The Last Dragonslayer, Okay For Now, The Compound, and Ungifted. The battle took place at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Nerdfighter GatheringNerdfighter Gathering8A party for teens to celebrate the premiere of the movie Paper Towns, with bottlecap necklace crafts, John and Hank Green videos, movie trailers, and a giveaway of two Regal Cinemas giftcards to see the new movie!
Velma Workman World War II PhotosVelma Workman World War II Photos59These photos were scanned from scrapbooks belonging to Stow High School Teacher Velma Workman during World War II.
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Super Smash Bros. TournamentSuper Smash Bros. Tournament1023 teens played Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, competing for GameStop giftcard prizes, donated by the Friends of the Library.
Comic Con 2015Comic Con 201573Our first-ever mini comic con featured Simpsons writer Chris Yambar, Psychonauts creator Kevin L. Kuder, Only Humans creator Joseph A. Michael, and lots of fun for patrons--from a costume contest to Superhero Jeopardy to a comic book swap to a panel discussion on the History of Women in Comics.
Spike's Birthday PartySpike's Birthday Party16Our library children's department threw a big birthday party for our mascot Spike the turtle, with cake, treats, games and crafts.
Extreme Makeover: Bookcart EditionExtreme Makeover: Bookcart Edition56Teens painted creative designs on wooden bookcarts belonging to the Friends of the Library, in a fun art project/competition. The team that made the winning cart, featuring 3 classic bookcovers, won art supply prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.