How long have you worked at the library?
I’ve worked at the library for a year and four months.
What do you like best about your position?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always pictured myself in a job where I’m surrounded by books all day. Well, here I am! I love seeing the variety of things to read and talking with patrons and other staff members about their favorites.
Who are your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Neil Gaiman.
Is there something about you that might surprise people?
I am a powerlifter and can deadlift over 200 pounds.
What are your hobbies?
Outside of reading (I feel that should be obvious!), I love to ride my horse, go hiking and running, play with my dog, do counted cross-stitch, and go on dates with husband.
How would you describe Cuyahoga Falls Library?
It’s a family! I absolutely love my co-workers and the relationships I’ve made here with everybody. It’s a wonderful place to work and be a patron. Can’t wait to see everybody in the stacks! Tell me what you’re reading when you see me!
Zinio features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile app download. You are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for your favorite magazines, you’ll never miss an issue! Click here to get started.
Did you know our library offers a huge collection of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using a mobile device and the Libby app.
- Fish out your library card
- Download and open the Libby app
- Find the Ohio Digital Library
- Search, sample, borrow, enjoy
It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book or audiobook. Enjoy!
New printing costs are now in effect at the library. An increase, our first in many years, is necessary due to paper, ink, and equipment costs.
– The cost to print in black and white will increase from $.05 to $.10
– The cost to print in color will increase from $.25 to $.75
The price for copying in black and white will remain the same at 10 cents per page.
Use the free Library Extension for Chrome to see the availability of library books, audiobooks, and eBooks as you browse sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Good Reads and more.
– Install the free Library Extension: https://www.libraryextension.com/
– Select Cuyahoga Falls Library under Options
– Browse for books on supported websites
– Borrow instead of buying!
Through the United Way of Summit County’s Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! Each month, a brand new, age-appropriate book will be mailed to every child enrolled. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. These moments continue each month until the child turns five, and in their very last month in the program the book they receive is “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”
All children age birth to five in Summit County are eligible! Click here to sign up.
Hoopla, one of our FREE digital services, has introduced a Kids Mode which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under.
Click here to learn more.
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your active Cuyahoga Falls Library card.
Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service.
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you’ve been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.
Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your active Cuyahoga Falls Library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. Sign up today!
The circulation desk can now accept credit and debit cards for fines and fees of $5 or more. Includes Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Joyce Bigam, Children’s Services Coordinator
How long have you worked at Cuyahoga Falls Library? Almost 15 years
What do you like best about your position? I find child development fascinating and I love observing it on a daily basis, especially that “ah ha” moment when a child discovers she can sound out the syllables of a word, read a sentence or make a castle out of blocks. I also love serving and interacting with patrons of all ages, including parents, grandparents and caregivers.
Who are your favorite authors? I’ll stick with picture book authors. I love Nancy Tafuri, Denise Fleming, Il Sung Na and Karen Katz. I also think Mo Willems is brilliant, and somehow thoroughly understands the mind of a child.
Is there something about you that might surprise people? I have a bit of a sense of adventure and have gone parasailing, white water rafting and ziplining, and I’d love to try skydiving.
What are your hobbies? Cycling, exercising, reading, cooking, dancing, and a little travel – especially to the beach.
How would you describe Cuyahoga Falls Library? The library is an excellent place to learn something new, revisit an old favorite, play with new friends, discover and create. It is society’s great equalizer and provides something for everyone. The Children’s Department is newly renovated and beautiful, and I encourage the public to stop in to enjoy it.