Our very popular Summer Reading Program kicked off on May 26 and continues through July 23! Children earn prizes by reading each day, while teens complete a game board to receive rewards. Adults earn entry forms by checking out eligible items. Prizes include gift certificates, gas cards, movie passes, books and more! Register for FREE:
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees voted to hire Valerie Kocin as our next director. She will begin on June 13. Valerie currently serves as the director of the Collier County Public Library in Naples, FL. Prior to that, she served as a branch manager in the Cuyahoga County Public Library System.
We believe that we have selected the best possible director to lead the staff in expanding our community outreach and partnerships, innovating our services, and enhancing our high level of customer service. We are looking forward to Valerie’s stewardship of our library.
Cheryl Bruce, President
Board of Trustees
Cuyahoga Falls Library
The circulation desk can now accept credit and debit cards for fines and fees of $5 or more. Includes Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Spring story times will begin April 4 and continue through April 28. Registration is not required. Free!
• MONDAYS: Rock-a-bye Tales, 9:30 a.m.; Tales Alive for 2s to 5s, 10:15 a.m.; Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m.
• TUESDAYS: Rock-a-bye Tales, 9:30 a.m.; Tales Alive for 2s to 5s, 10:15 a.m.
• WEDNESDAYS: Tales Alive for 2s to 5s, 10:15 a.m.
• THURSDAYS: Tales Alive for 2s to 5s, 10:15 a.m.
THANK YOU to residents of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake for your overwhelming support of our library levy renewal! Click here to read more about the vote in the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press.
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.