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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.

E-Books from OpenLibrary

With OpenLibrary you can view or download over 2.7 million free classic eBooks from the Internet Archive, including great works in the public domain from over 600 libraries around the world. Using your Falls Library card you can also check out over 100,000 newer eBooks for up to 2 weeks and read them in your web browser or on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Many of the titles can also be transferred to a Nook or other ebook reader compatible with ePub or PDF formats. Learn more.

Get Answers the Easy Way

If you're not using Know It Now 24x7 to get answers to your questions then you're missing out. Just look at some recent comments: "It reduces the time and get better research;" "staff always go above and beyond to get the information I need quickly;" "the librarian i had was absolutely amazing, she was patient with me when i was struggling, and got me through it." You can use Know It Now 24x7 on a computer, or by text from your cell phone.  read more »

Teachers' Resources

If you're an elementary or preschool teacher, or a home school teacher for these levels, you can get a special teacher loan library card to check out things for classroom use. Also, our children's department has book boxes, which contain 30 copies of the same title and sometimes the book on CD, for your classes.  read more »

Manga: New Web Pages and Lists

Manga is still on the same shelves, but on our web site it has a new home: It now has its own web page, with online resources and lists of recently-added, most popular now, and most popular this year graphic novels.

Ebooks for Blackberrys, iPads, and More

The latest update of the OverDrive ebook application  allows you to check out and easily download library eBooks to your Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, Android, or Windows Mobile device.

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!

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.

 

 

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