Dragonriders rejoice!

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Congratulations to Jeremy, Mitch, and Elijah for winning free copies of Inheritance, the newest Christopher Paolini book, at our Inheritance Book Release party on Monday night. Our 20 dragonriders had fun discussing the new book, what we think will happen in it, while making origami dragons and playing dragon jeopardy. And eating cake! More photos here.

Teen Read Week contest winner

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Congratulations to Rowan Kramer, who won our Teen Read Week contest with her book review of Scars, and got to take home a lifesize standee of Edward Cullen! Check out the other teen book reviews here: http://www.smfpl.org/teen/bookreviews and submit your own!

Aaargh Mateys! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Avast, ye landlubbers! It's the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day commemoration. Why? Just because these guys said so! And you can use our Mango Languages database to practice speaking Pirate, just like a real foreign language.

Are you a Reader and a Photographer? Enter this contest!

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The Young Adult Library Services Association is sponsoring a photo contest for teens across the country. They're challenging you to create a visual version of your favorite book's title. You could win an e-reader fully loaded with great e-books! Learn more here. Have fun and good luck!

vOTE NOW for Teen Buckeye Book Award

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The following five books were chosen by Ohio high school students as their favorite books of 2011--have you read any of them? Vote for your favorite at the Teen Buckeye site.

The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms #2), by Cinda Williams China / Hunger: A Gone novel, by Michael Grant
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6), by Richelle Mead / Things a Brother Knows, by Dana Reinhardt
Five Flavors of Dumb, by Antony John

Outstanding Photos Win Contest!

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Congratulations to the winners of our Photography Contest! The Teen Best in Show award went to Sierra Mazurowski, who also won First and Third in the Altered Photo category. See our Flickr set for all of the winners. The photos are on display in the library until Sept. 16. Look for the contest again next year, and thanks everyone who entered!

Teen Summer Winners announced

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Congratulations to Brandon Macpherson, winner of our Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize ($100 giftcard), and Ruth Amadio, winner of our Teen Summer Guessing Game ($50 giftcard). And thanks to all 302 of you who read books this summer at the library! You rock!

Enter our Photography Contest next week!

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Show off those great vacation photos! Enter our photography contest! Win CASH PRIZES! Details are here, including the entry form. Good luck!

Win a trip to New York City!

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Calling all teen writers: the author Lisa McMann (Fade, Wake, Cryer's Cross, etc.) is sponsoring a contest to send a teen writer to NYC to learn about the publishing industry firsthand. Click here for the details, and good luck!

Mario Kart Tournament Winners!

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Our first ever Mario Kart tournament for the Wii had 28 racers participate, and in the end, Bryan came out victorious over Halle in the final matchup. Congratulations to them! They won GameStop giftcards, provided by the Friends of the Library, plus bonus swag from Pizza Hut. And Pizza Hut of Stow provided free pizza for all players! Thank you Pizza Hut! Stay tuned for our next Mario Kart tournament.