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Another Soundtrack from Gina


Hello again! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I return this Monday morning with another book soundtrack for you to enjoy. I decided on another popular title, Beautiful Creatures. Forgive me for picking something that might be considered cliche; I'm previewing some other books that aren't so well-known for your musical enjoyment. My interpretation of this title may also be a bit different from yours because I read the graphic novel. 

Smash Bros Brawl winners

Congratulations to our winning players in the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament, Ben (1st place) and James (2nd place)! They received a $50 and a $25 giftcard, respectively, from GameStop, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Thanks to all our players who came out to have a fun time on the Wii.

Hello from Gina!


Hey guys! My name’s Gina and I’m Christina’s practicum student this summer at SMFPL. I’m going to school at Kent State to be a Teen Librarian and a practicum is kinda like student teaching (except we’re librarians, not teachers).  Occasionally I’ll be posting stuff here related to Summer Reading. Today I have something new that I’m creating and I want to share it with you. When I read a book and especially if I really like it I always get a song stuck in my head.

More Minecraft!!


Because of a wonderful overwhelming response--in other words, LOTS of people signing up!--we have added 6 more sessions of Minecraft Mondays! We now have sessions that start at noon, on the same 6 Mondays, because most of the 2pm sessions are full. So if you were hoping to get in and called yesterday, but the sessions you wanted were full, try calling back and we should be able to fit you in. This is for any teens who have completed 6th grade, through 12th grade. Details here. Thanks! Sharpen those pixelated pickaxes!

How does a book come to be? Watch video to find out!

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver presents How a Book Is Made:

THE SPINDLERS. Go behind the scenes and follow the book publishing process from

start to finish in a seven-video series for book lovers, students, and aspiring writers.

Watch the complete video series at WhereDoBooksComeFrom.com.

Free YA audiobook downloads!

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Love listening to audiobooks? Or, haven't tried one yet? Try a FREE audiobook download from SYNC--new titles every week, starting May 30, that you can douwnload and keep. They "sync" a classic title, like Sherlock Holmes, with a recent teen title, such as Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, which is a story of the famous detective as a teen.

Teen Summer Reading Program starts June 10

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Check out this page for all the details--teens in grades 7 to 12, come in to the library this summer to check out books and win prizes! Come to any teen program and get a free sctachoff ticket to win more prizes!

Free Comic Book Day!


Stop in the library from 9am-12:30pm this Saturday to pick up some copies of free comic books to keep! Courtesy of JC Comics and Cards, 2609 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.

Anime Art Contest winners!

Congratulations to Freesia Yoon, Hannah Christopher, and Julia Croley, this year's winners of the Anime Art Contest. They won $50 and $30 Hobby Lobby giftcards (for lots of art supplies, yay!) provided by the Friends of the Library. You can see all of the art on display in the library's teen area now through April 12, or catch them online here. The winning art will also be used to promote the library's Anime Club. Thanks everyone! 

Sign up for Texts from the Teen Librarian!

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Find out what teen programs are going on at the library with this handy free service! Send a text message (@smf) to (442) 333-7579, then reply to the text you receive with your full name, and you’ll receive once or twice-a-month texts from the Teen Librarian letting you know what teen events are coming up, or teen volunteer opportunities. We are using Remind101, a secure web-based service, so your phone number remains private; no one (including the librarian) will ever see it. To opt-out, text ‘unsubscribe @smf’ to (442) 333-7579. Standard text message rates apply.