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.
Thanks to a generous donation by the International Institute of Akron, our library now has resources to prepare students for the civics and English requirements of the U.S. citizenship test. These resources are available in our adult services department.
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!
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.
– Click here to install the free Library Extension
– Select Cuyahoga Falls Library under Options
– Browse for books on supported websites
BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries.
BookPage covers all types of books—from literary fiction, history and biography to popular genres like romance and mystery—and the book reviews, author interviews and special features are informative and accessible.
You can pick up a copy for FREE at the library (while supplies last each month), or click here to view the online edition.
The circulation desk can now accept credit and debit cards for fines and fees of $5 or more. Includes Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
How much would you have to pay for the library materials and services you use if you had to purchase them? Use ALA’s Value calculator to find out!
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.
Skip the waiting list! Copies of high demand movies are available in the upper level on a first come, first served basis. New DVDs and Blu-rays are added each week. For more information, call 330-928-2117 ext. 2000.