Summer of Awesome Teen Lock In

MoonFriday, August 5 to Saturday August 6

6:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Lock the doors and stay in the library all night! This event is open to teens entering grades 6 through 12. Registration begins July 1st and is limited to 12 teens. We will be playing group and board games, going on a scavenger hunt, enjoying pizza, making crafts, and much, much more!

A complete agenda and packing list will be provided with each teen’s permission slip. Don’t miss out on our most popular event of the year!

Call 330-343-6123 for more information


Be #: Make Your Own Music


Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 PM

Be sharp at this fun event and make your own music. The library will have a collection of musical instruments on hand for you to experiment with. Try out an acoustic guitar, an electronic keyboard, various rhythm instruments, and a bowed psaltery. Technology will also be available to experiment with music mixing apps and other instruments. Is this the start of the a new rock band? Come find out! Open to teens entering grades 6-12.

Teens may bring their own musical instruments to show. Teens are asked to keep in mind that all instruments are on loan. Those not treating the instruments with care and respect will be asked to leave.


Hetalia World Meeting

Hetalia World Meeting Tuesday June 28 at 2:00 PM
It’s a celebration of the anime Hetalia, where countries are people and history is retold. There will be games, crafts, and pasta!

Cosplayers welcome. Open to Teens in Grades 6-12.

Hetalia country characters



Silent Library: Chocolate Edition

Silent Library Chocolate Edition

Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 PM

Join us for a fun event based on the MTV game show. Teens will compete in teams to complete hilarious, chocolatey tasks without talking or laughing. Teens will not HAVE to eat anything to complete the “pranks.” Teens MAY get messy. Prizes will be rewarded. Open to Teens entering grades 6-12



YA Crew Meetings this Summer

YA Crew Logo


June 9 and July 14

The YA Crew is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who are committed to helping the library and the community at large. The club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month to help the library plan programs, do community service projects, and more. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Learn More about the YA Crew26

Ice Cream Social

Thursday, June 2 at 2:30 PM

in front of the Library

ice cream cone

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us out front for our annual end of the school year celebration featuring ice cream and frozen treats! No registration necessary! Just stop by for free goodies.

A Dozen Ways to be Healthy: the 2016 Community Walking Challenge

Community Walking Challenge 2016 cover image

May  1 – August 1, 2016

Challenge yourself to create a healthy walking habit this year by participating in the annual Community Walking Challenge organized by the Fit Youth Initiative and the OSU Extension office. Stop by the library to register and receive your tracker, a chain, and your first foot token. Check off a block in the tracker for each 15 minutes of walking (above your regular daily activity). Every three hours of walking (one line on the tracker), earns you another colorful foot token! Before you know it, you’ll fill up 10 lines. That’s 30 hours of walking! After completing line 10 of the tracker, you will be eligible for a free t-shirt. Turn in your tracker at the library no later than August 3 to receive your T-shirt. Call us at 330-343-6123 for more information or stop by the library to sign up!

In addition to the walking challenge, the Fit Youth Initiative has also organized several hikes and other events throughout the summer to help you have fun, stay fit, and reach your walking goal. Activities include 5 adventure hikes. Participating in these special events will earn you special foot tokens only available at these hikes. If you participate in 3 of the adventure hikes, you will also receive a free walking stick. All activities are listed on the tracker.

Happy walking!