Cuyahoga Falls Library

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Community Survey

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Cuyahoga Falls Library needs your help!

We are planning for the future and want to hear from you. Between Aug. 28 and Sept. 30 we have a brief questionnaire you can complete online at:

If you prefer to complete a paper questionnaire, please visit the Library. The information you share will be used in preparing a Strategic Plan. CFL wants to be certain that library collections, services, spaces, and programs are responsive to community needs, changing technology, and social trends.

Attend a focus group

Cuyahoga Falls Library will be creating a Strategic Plan for the next three to five years. The Strategic Plan is a collaborative and deliberate planning process designed to ensure that library collections, services, and programs are responsive to community needs, changing technology and social trends. Planning is a powerful tool used to guide the library to improve, to prioritize and to ensure that all staff are working toward the same goals based on feedback from the community. Community stakeholders are encouraged to attend this free event and will have an opportunity to participate in a community survey.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street
Click here to register

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Job Opening

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Circulation Services Clerk I’s provide excellent customer service, quickly and accurately checking items out and checking them in for library customers. Other responsibilities include processing and updating confidential customer records; operating and maintaining equipment, including computers, printers, cash registers, security devices, etc.; moving and handling all types of library materials; other duties as assigned. Visit our Employment page for more information.

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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Spencer

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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!

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Free Digital Magazines

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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.

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Meet Libby

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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!

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Sesame Street on Hoopla

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Hoopla, our FREE digital streaming service, now offers access to your favorite Sesame Street characters — Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more! These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, videos, and comics that encourage literacy & numeracy, health & wellness, and respect & understanding. Get started here:

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Printing Cost Increase

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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.

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Library Extension for Chrome

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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:
– Select Cuyahoga Falls Library under Options
– Browse for books on supported websites
– Borrow instead of buying!

Library Extension example

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Imagination Library

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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.

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Hoopla Kids Mode

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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.

hoopla for kids Look Book 2016 by hoopla digital issuu

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