Teen Blog Page

Team members needed for Battle of the Books!

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Are you in 7th or 8th grade? Do you love to read? Are you good at remembering what you read? Do you have a competitive spirit? Then you'd be perfect for the BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! Join the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library's Battle team, and help us beat Cuyahoga Falls Library and Twinsburg Library on July 30. Details here. Talk to Teen Librarian Christina Getrost, or email her using the "Ask The Teen Librarian" link. 

Own The Night this summer!

Teen Summer Reading starts June 4th--check out any three books, magazines, grahic novels or audiobooks and you'll receive a scratchoff ticket that could win you a prize! Catch all the details here. Come to a teen program and win more scratchoff tickets too!

Friends of the Library teen wins award!

Congratulations to one of our longtime teen volunteers, Amelia Newberry, for being named an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the city of Akron for her many hours of service helping the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library with their booksales and other activities.

Read more here!

Anime Art Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to the Anime Art winners!

First place, Digital: Emily Gerren  2nd place, Digital: Nathaniel Petty

First place, Hand Drawn: Elizabeth Stilley  2nd place, Hand Drawn: Freesia Yoon

What book would you give an award to?

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Read a great new book lately? Nominate it (or two or three!) for the Teen Buckeye Book Award today! Only a little over 2 weeks left in this year's nominating period, so what are you waiting for?  http://www.bcbookaward.info/teens/index.html

Congratulations to our Madden NFL12 winners!

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Congrats to Jonathan and Kip for winning the Madden NFL12 XBox360 tournament! They received prizes of $30 & $50 GameStop giftcards, respectively, courtesy of the Friends of the SMF Library. Thanks to all our players, and keep an eye out for upcoming videogame events at the library!

Teen Writing Challenge: earn cash prizes!


Do you watch TV and love to write? Then enter the Federal Reserve Bank's Creative Writing Contest! Pick a show or episode and investigate the scenes to find the basic economic concepts within. Then write an essay, poem, play, or short story explaining how the show or episode demonstrates some of those concepts. Details here.

Enter the summer reading VIDEO CHALLENGE & win $275!


Teens ages 13 – 18! Create a video that encourages teens to participate in summer reading at the public library, including your interpretation of the 2012 teen slogan "Own the Night," and you could win $275 plus a $150 award for your library. One video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the Ohio winner in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) “2012 Teen Video Challenge”. All state winning videos will be official 2012 CSLP promotional videos and will be viewed by teens nationwide.

Best Teen Books of 2011

Here are the 10 top teen books of 2011 as selected by Amazon--not the best selling books but what their staff felt were the best books of the year. Of these ten titles--three of them have been optioned for movie rights in the past month. What do you think of the list? Do you agree with the staff of Amazon?

Download music from the library

Take advantage of our new Freegal database of free, downloadable music. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card holders can now download three of their favorite songs (to keep), from Sony Music Entertainment's extensive database every week. All the songs are in MP3 format to be compatible with the greatest number of devices. Explore new music, free to own - from the library! Check it out here and start listening!