Cuyahoga Falls Library

Library Updates

New Mobile App

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The library has launched a completely new mobile app for improved customer service! The new app has all the functions of the previous app plus some very exciting new features.  The app is still undergoing final testing so stay tuned for updates as we work out small issues.

Search Cuyahoga Falls Library in your App Store.

Click here to download app on Google Play
Click here to download app on iTunes

New features include: 

  • Digital Library Card – authenticate your Cuyahoga Falls Library card in the app and use this mobile version of your card at check-out! The Cuyahoga Library App is the only digital card accepted throuhg our system to protect patron privacy and security.
  • New & On Order – View the popular New & On Order lists so you can be one of the first to place holds or checkout the newest materials.
  • Study Rooms – Quickly reserve a study room on your device
  • ISBN Scan – Out at a bookstore and wondering if the library has the book you are interested in? Scan the ISBN barcode from your app to search the catalog for that specific material!
  • *Coming Soon* Get or Renew a Library Card from your device! Eventually you will need to stop by the library, but this new feature will allow easier online application submissions and renewals.
  • Email or Call – get in touch with the library by quickly selecting the call or email icons at the bottom of the app screen.

In addition: 

  • Access your account to view checkouts, holds and fines
  • Discover and download free eBooks and audiobooks
  • Search our catalog
  • View our calendar and register for programs
  • Place holds or renew items
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • And more!
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LED Installation in Progress

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The library will be updating the lighting to LED over the course of the next few weeks. The project will only affect specific areas of the library at any given time. If you are looking for a library item in an area that is undergoing updates, please see a staff member for assistance.

Thank you for your patience during the energy efficient updates to our facilities.

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Upcoming Closures & Catalog Update

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The library will be closed Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Staff and Volunteer Training/Appreciation Day.

In addition, the library catalog system will be down for maintenance beginning at 11:00 a.m. Functions such as “My Account,” digital checkouts, renewals and holds, and some databases will be unavailable during this time. Patrons will still be able to check out materials from the library using their physical library cards, but not their driver’s licenses. The library catalog should be back up sometime that evening.

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Library and Ballet in the City Collaboration

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The Cuyahoga Falls Library and Ballet in the City are collaborating to build an important connection between literacy and performance art. Jessica Wallis, CEO & Founder of Ballet in the City, approached the library with the idea to collaborate back in December after receiving an anonymous grant for educational outreach.

“I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and the library was my second home,” said Wallis. I developed a deep passion for ballet through reading stories of successful ballerinas at the library. It was through reading that I realized ballet could be a viable career path.”

Wallis’ appreciation of literacy and the library gave her the idea for a dance infused storytime.  In this unique partnership, Wallis and her staff at Ballet in the City will be offering three ballet programs throughout the year. The program series, Books to Ballet, will feature books about dance that address themes like self-confidence, gender stereotypes, inclusivity and diversity. Wallis and her team will bring the books to life through movement, music and interactive lessons of ballet fundamentals. The program will be geared towards girls and boys ages 6-12. Additionally, participants will be eligible to gain free tickets to Ballet in the City’s presentation of The Ashley Bouder Project with prima ballerina Ashley Bouder and fellow dancers of the New York City Ballet at E.J. Thomas Hall in October. The library and Ballet in the City plan to develop programs for a variety of audiences following the Books to Ballet series.

“We are excited to demonstrate the unique ways literacy can shape lives,” said Cuyahoga Falls Library director, Valerie Kocin. “Our team is always seeking opportunities to provide interactive and engaging programming for all ages and interests. Ballet in the City is a wonderful example of the way the library opens doors.”

To commemorate the ongoing relationship, through the grant funding, Ballet in the City will be gifting a rare, signed print of ballerina Ashley Bouder by renowned photographer of the New York City Ballet, Paul Kolnik, to the library on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Books to Ballet are slated for May 7 at 6:30 p.m., June 20 at 2 p.m. and September 28 at 2 p.m.

 

To register, visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/calendar. Registration is required and will open a week before each Books to Ballet program. For more information on Ballet in the City, visit http://www.balletinthecity.org/

 

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National Library Week

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Libraries = Strong Communities: National Library Week is April 7-13

Cuyahoga Falls Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  The library invites patrons to celebrate National Library week by visiting the library, sharing stories of the library’s impact or engaging with @FallsLibrary on social media. As technology and societal needs evolve, so does the Cuyahoga Falls Library. Through the development of the MakerSpace, an addition of a Tech Trainer and various other collection upgrades, the library is always focused on meeting the needs of the community.

“Promoting accessibility, lifelong learning, excellent customer service and positive organizational development are key elements of our strategic initiative,” said library director Valerie Kocin. “By offering a digital collection, technology classes, materials for English-language learners, and programs for job seekers, our team listens to the community we serve, and we respond.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

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Tax Information

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Please visit our Tax Information page for a list of resources on local tax help and upcoming tax assistance programs in the community https://cuyahogafallslibrary.org/tax-information/

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Exciting App Updates from Libby

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With the most recent app update, Libby now has eight fun new features that make it even easier to download and enjoy your favorite ebooks and audiobooks!

  1. Borrow and place holds on the same title at multiple libraries.
  2. “Gems” clean up your shelves by renewing or returning items early for you.
  3. Improved tags help you track your books better and let you read samples.
  4. Reading progress and current loan status gives you a better feel for how far you are in your book before it needs renewed or returned.
  5. Shelf tips provide a heads up when other users are waiting and a handful of other useful items.
  6. Users will find the shelf summary view easier to gather quick information about checked out books
  7. A simplified wait list view will allow you to see your estimated wait time for a title. This feature includes a calendar icon that will show your progress in line.
  8. Feedback submitted by readers drove the decision to quickly navigate pages within a search!

For full details on these beneficial app updates, visit the OverDrive blog. 

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Auto-Renewals

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In November, the Cuyahoga Falls Library launched a system update allowing all eligible items borrowed by library cardholders to be automatically renewed. We will renew your items automatically provided your account is in good standing and the materials have not been reserved by someone else. No action is required by you.

This means any library item checked out from the Cuyahoga Falls Library will be automatically renewed unless one of the following circumstances prevents renewal.

Items will not be renewed if:

  • Another customer places a request on that item.
  • The item has reached its maximum number of renewals.
  • Fines on the account have reached $10.
  • Your account activity has been blocked.
  • The item is a digital eMaterial.

You will not be notified that your item has been automatically renewed. We recommend checking your account status online or via our mobile app.

Please call 330-928-2117 ext. 2001 if you have questions. You can also view our check-out policy page for a full listing of loans and limits.

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