Announcing Teen Summer Grand Prize Winner

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Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Graci Puhala, randomly selected from all 188 participants in our Teen Summer Reading program. She won $75 in Amazon giftcards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Congratulations also to all of our weekly winners, you guys all did a great job. Have a good rest of the summer and we'll see you in the library this fall!

Check out our new Playaway Locks!

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Want to read an e-book but don't have an electronic device to read it on? Try one of our new Playaway Locks, available in the Teen Area of the library. A Lock is similar to a Kindle Paperwhite, it is a tablet-like touchscreen device pre-loaded with several teen e-books. No downloading necessary.

Awards time!

The Michael L. Printz Award winners have been announced for 2017--the award for most distinguished book for teens published last year, as chosen by a national committee of librarians. The winner is March, Volume 3, by John Lewis Cover image, a graphic novel version of the true story of Civil Rights pioneer John Lewis. The Honor books (runners-up) are:

Cover imageScythe by Neal Shusterman 

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon Cover image

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry 

Asking For it by Louise O'Neill

Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Party this Saturday!

The Force is strong at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library this month. Get ready for the premiere of the new Star Wars movie by joining us on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This drop-in family event has activities for all! Teens and adults: enter our trivia contest to win a hardback copy of SW: Catalyst (A Rogue One Novel) by James Luceno, and come in costume for a chance to win a $20 Regal Cinemas giftcard!

Fantastic Beasts Contest Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Anne R, who won the $25 Regal Cinemas giftcard from the Friends of the Library in our "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" contest! Enjoy your movie, Anne!

Vote for Teens Top Ten and the Buckeye Teen Book Award!

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This fall you have a chance to vote for your favorite books in two contests, the Buckeye Teen Book Award, which is just for teens in Ohio, and the YALSA Teens Top Ten, which is for teens all across the United States. To vote for the Buckeye (and to nominate your favorite books for next year's Buckeye!) go to this website. Any teen in the state of Ohio can nominate for the Buckeyes.

ToshoCon5 Anime Con Photos posted

Thank you to the 64 teens who attended our Anime Con!! Here's an album of photos of all the fun we had. Anime Club meets again on Sept. 10, see you there! 

Author Mindy Mcginnis visits during National Library Week

 The teen department was pleased to host Buckeye Teen Book Award-nominated author Mindy McGinnis for National Library Week. Ms. McGinnis talked about creating her books Not a Drop to Drink, In a Handful of Dust, and A Madness So Discreet, as well as giving tips on how aspiring writers can get published, and some sneak previews of her next two books soon to be published. For more photos from the event, click here.

NEW VIDEO GAME FORMATS HAVE ARRIVED!!

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Starting today we have added PLAYSTATION 4 and XBOX ONE games to our video game collection. You'll find them on PURPLE and WHITE cards. And, we have split the collection so that the cards for all games rated E or E10+ are now located in boxes in the Children's Department, upstairs. All cards for games rated T for Teen and M for Mature are still located in the Teen Area. All check out is still done at the downstairs checkout desk, as before.

The Force Awakened at the library

Anakin and Obi Wan showdown Thanks to everyone who attended our big Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere party! And congratulations to our prizewinners in the games and trivia contest, as well as our random checkout raffle winners. May the Force Be With You always!