Congratulations to Peter Fletcher for winning our Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament for tweens! he won a $25 giftcard to GameStop. Thanks also to Dan from our Kent Rd. GameStop store for helping to run the tournament and bringing equipment and his expertise.
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.
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.
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
Read a great new book lately? Nominate it (or two or three!) for the Teen Buckeye Book Award today!
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!
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.
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.
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?