Cuyahoga Falls Library

Library Updates

FAQ’s: The Library is closed, what does that mean to you?

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Until further notice the library is closed. We will reopen when guidance indicates that it is safe for both the public and our staff to do so.

The book drop is closed. No fines will accumulate. Binge read your favorite book over and over!

If you have placed items on hold, we will do our best to have them ready when we reopen. SearchOhio holds have been suspended.

Free Wi-Fi is available to use in the parking lot from your car.

Free eBooks, magazines, movie streaming is available online www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org

Library staff are working remotely to create new and novel ways to reach the community. For example, to comfort the little ones at home, the Children’s Department has created Facebook online story times.

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2019 Highlights

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As we head into a New Year, we thought we’d share some fun highlights from 2019:

1. Auto-Renewal was rolled out for all patrons which helped increase circulation for the library. Auto-renewal resulted in greater convenience and fewer fines.
2. We circulated over 890,000 materials (includes items customers can checkout, download or stream).
3. Over 250,000 visitors walked through our doors.
4. Adult participation in Summer Reading nearly doubled thanks to a collaborative effort from all our departments to create a uniform program for the whole library.
5. The library welcomed 2,780 new cardholders in 2019.

Thank you to all of our patrons who continue to support the library by checking out materials and participating in programs. We are looking forward to another year of serving our community!

 

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Live on Lakeside: Bullet Journaling

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Kim Bell & Missy Littell – Bullet Journaling is Your New Obsession!
It’s creative, it’s organized, it’s all about you.
We all have our “to do” lists – and shopping lists – and planning lists…! What if we could put them all in one place – and have a little fun with it? There is a way! Kim Bell and Missy Littell from the Cuyahoga Falls Library sat down with Live On Lakeside to share ways to started with your bullet journal and how the library MakerSpace can help.

Watch the segment on Bullet Journaling

 

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Day By Day Ohio Resource from State Library

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We are excited about this new resource for Ohio families!  DayByDayOH.org  is a perpetual calendar for young children and their families, featuring a song, a video, activities, and book recommendations for every day of the year.

Day By Day Ohio, a service of the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, also includes literacy and health information and an Ohio public library locator map.

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Library Hours Update

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Library Sunday Hours

Starting on December 22, the library will be opening at 1 P.M. and closing at 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours 

The library is closed on the following holidays:

– Christmas Eve
– Christmas Day
– New Year’s Day

The library will close early at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

 

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Cuyahoga Valley Art Center to Support Children’s Arts Programming

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The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), a non-profit visual arts organization is allocating the Cuyahoga Falls Library with $4,000 to bolster children’s arts programs. The support is made possible through a generous Pegs Foundation grant to CVAC.

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center advocates for a greater understanding of the visual arts through the promotion of art education, exhibition and community engagement. Danielle Dieterich, Executive Director, approached the library with a proposal to help expand arts programming to a younger audience.

“We offer a wide variety of programming for students through adult, so the CVAC was looking to increase our offerings for preschool and school-age children. The library was eager to help us achieve this goal through our partnership,” Dieterich commented.

The library is currently planning up to six new or enhanced art programs through the support of the CVAC. In November and December, the department will offer special holiday storytimes with a themed art project. In the winter, monthly art programming for preschool through first grade will be held during evenings and weekends so children in school can attend. The funding will extend through the fall of 2020 with “Art in Nature,” “Based on the Book,” and “Art for Dramatic Play” programs.

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this support from CVAC as our community is hungry for arts programming,” said Beth Sucharzewski, Children’s Department Manager. “This new relationship is a wonderful opportunity to increase our offerings.”

“Our hope is this partnership with CVAC will continue to foster interest in arts and culture within Cuyahoga Falls,” commented Valerie Kocin, Director.

To learn more about upcoming children’s programming visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/calendar. To learn more about the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center workshops, exhibitions, classes and more visit www.cvart.org/.

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University of Akron’s NASA Robotics Team Returns

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On Saturday, November 23 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., the University of Akron’s NASA Robotics team will return to the Cuyahoga Falls Library for a “bug bot” class.

Students in grades five through eight are invited to join the UA Robotics Team as they present a hands on activity creating a simple circuit. The circuit composed of a battery, switch and motor will be glued to a piece of Styrofoam that the students can decorate.

“Library staff, parents and students alike are thrilled that the University of Akron’s NASA Robotics Team was able to partner with us again,” says Missy Littell, who organized the program and also leads the library’s tech team. “This type of event is well-received in our community as students have a strong desire to learn the technology of our future in robotics, coding, augmented reality, 3D printing and the maker movement. We strive to be a continued resource for STEM growth and educational development in technology.”

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Authors at the Falls

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Cuyahoga Falls Library to Present Authors at the Falls in October

On Saturday, October 12, the Cuyahoga Falls Library will host an all-day event featuring writing programs and author presentations.

Writers, book lovers and literacy fans can spend the day at the Cuyahoga Falls Library for a series of three programs. The day will kick-off at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Behon sharing her experience with the pros and cons of both sides of the publishing business – self-publishing vs. traditional publishing house. Behon will discuss her experience with finally “making it” as a writer when obtaining her first publishing contract and how her views changed concerning what constitutes success in the world of writing. For lunch, participants can pack or plan to stroll down Front Street for plenty of great dining options.

In the afternoon, participants will learn how to make paper in a one hour papermaking with pulp painting and sponge pressing class presented by Morgan Art of Papermaking, Conservatory and Educational Foundation.

Authors at the Falls will conclude with author Mindy McGinnis, an Edgar-award winning novelist whose books span many genres. McGinnis will speak about her writing, answer audience questions, and sign books for sale.

“We are excited to offer our second installment of Authors at the Falls event this October,” says Jennifer Reynard who leads adult programming at the Cuyahoga Falls Library. “We are looking forward to offering a unique day of programming around the craft of writing.”

For more information on Authors at the Falls, visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/calendar. Registration is requested and participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish.

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