Issue 16 Passes

The voters of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake have passed Issue 16, with 3,290 votes (52.92%) in favor and 2,927 votes (47.08%) against.

We would like to thank the people of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake for your support in passing the library levy. The library has served the community since 1912 and we look forward to offering quality service for many years to come. Thank you for supporting your library!

What's the Value of the Library Service You Receive?

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Use our value calculator to find out. (As of April 27, the value of everyone's checkouts so far this year is over $3.7 million.)

Get Answers by Text Message

KnowItNow24x7 now provides answers via text in addition to its web-based chat option. Just text the word "knowitnow" to 66746 for brief instructions, or simply begin their text message with the word "knowitnow" and send it. Any kind of question is welcome; however, those that can be answered with brief, factual information are most effectively handled through texting. KnowItNow24x7 does not charge for any of its services, but phone carriers' regular text message and data rates apply.

Oscar Nominees and Winners 2011

Here are the 2011 Oscar nominees and winners for the major categories, with (updated) 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 nominees, see the list at  read more »

Carts Explained

Have you ever wondered about the "cart" feature in Encore and the Classic Catalog? You can read an explanation of the carts under our "help" section, on the page Carts in Encore and the Classic Catalog.

Get Grammy Winners Here

If you're looking for Grammy-winning CDs, this is the place. Here is a list of most of the 2011 winners; just click on the title to see its record in the library catalog, where you can see if it's available and, if not, place a reserve.  read more »

A Record-Breaking Year

In 2010, people checked out 985,035 items from the library. That's more than ever before, and over twice as many as in 2000. Thanks for making it a record-breaking year.

New Web Site

Use our new web site to learn more about what we do and find information more easily - also, find things to check out using our lists of recently-ordered, recently-added, and most popular titles in your favorites categories.

Friends of the Library Newsletter Online

The Friends of the Library newsletter is now available online. You can read read it on the web or get each new issue in your e-mail (6 per year). You can also find the Friends newsletter listed with our Bookletters and on the Friends' web page. 



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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.


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