Library Use Is Still Way Up

Last year was the third busiest year in the library’s history in terms of checkouts, and we loaned even more audiobooks, e-books, and regular books for adults than we did in 2010, our busiest year ever. In 2011 we also had more people come into the building, attend our programs, and use our computers.

Oscar Winners & Nominees 2012

Here are the 2012 Oscar winners and nominees for the major categories, with links to those which you can get from the library. Just click on a title to check its status and place a reserve in the library catalog. For a complete list of winners and nominees, see the list at Oscar.org.

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Recycle Paper Here

Last year we recycled more than 71,000 pounds of paper, earning $900 for the library. You can use our recycling bin for just about any kind of paper - magazines, paper bags, catalogs, phone books, paperback and hardbound books, newspapers, junk mail, and office and school paper. The bin is in the parking lot near Broad Boulevard.

Saving Money, Saving Energy

From April through December last year we saved almost $22,900 by using 300,000 fewer kilowatt hours of electricity. That's 36% less power than we used during the same months in 2009. 

Staff Favorites

Looking for a good read? Check out our staff favorites list, and subscribe to get this monthly list by email. Also, don't miss our staff favorites for teens and kids.

Still Using Featured Lists?

If you're used to finding lists of on-order and new titles by using Featured Lists in our classic catalog, you might not have seen our new lists, which you can find in the "books & more" section of our web site. Here's a comparison of the two.  read more »

Download Audiobooks on Library Computers

Now you can download audiobooks on any Internet computer in the library. All you need is a library card and a supported portable device (except for an iPhone). Just go to the Ohio Digital Library, check out an audiobook or music, and when you click "download" on the next screen the Overdrive Download Station software will lead you through the rest.

Playaways: Audiobooks Just Got Easier

Get an entire audiobook on a device that's about the size of a deck of cards. Add your own earbuds and a battery (or buy some here). Listen and enjoy; it's that easy. See our Playaways page under "books & more" for more information.

Buy CF Bicentennial T-Shirts, Hats and Candles Here

This year is Cuyahoga Falls' 200th birthday (and the library's 100th), and you can buy bicentennial t-shirts, hats and candles at the library for $10 each. The red, white, & blue striped candles created by Sisters Scented Candles of Cuyahoga Falls have a different scent for each color (rain, vanilla and cinnamon). T-shirt sizes are youth M and L, and adult S, M, L, & XL. The ball caps have an adjustable Velcro strap. You can pay by cash, check or money order made payable to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bicentennial.

A Wealth of Information Online

Try Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, with over 25,000 encyclopedic entries, or Oxford Reference Online, which includes over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works, or World Book Online, which includes an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a guide to doing research, computer and web tutorials, "how to" resources such as understanding health and medical insurance, government resources, and more.

 

 

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Freegal: Download Music You Can Keep

Choose from millions of songs: pop, rock, country, jazz, classical, and more.

 

Ebooks

Get ebooks and e-audiobooks free from the library using the Ohio Digital Library.

 

Zinio: Digital Magazines

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Just sign up for the magazines you want using a web browser, then read them on the web or with the free Zinio app.

 

Featured Events

Wednesday, May 7
6:30 to 7:30 pm
 
The Brain: What does it do? How do we keep it healthy? Amy Renner, Stroke Coordinator and Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner at Akron General Medical Center, shares information about the incredible brain....

Featured Resources

Find health information online from these trusted web sites, on health topics for women, men, parenting & kids, seniors, and more.

Featured Services

You can print to the library's printers from your laptop. Just connect to the "FallsLibraryPrinting" wireless network and follow the instructions. For more information, see our wireless Internet help page.

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