Firestone Park Branch Library 10th Anniversary Celebration – July 29th, 2014


We are turning “10″!

On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, from 12-2pm, the Firestone Park Branch Library will be celebrating a 10 Year Building Anniversary!


Please join us for a Carnival Event!

*  Carnival Games and prizes, designed and manned by our Teen Volunteers:

      Duck Pond and Book Drop Beanbag Toss

*  Paws, the Library’s new mascot:  Come visit and take pictures with him!

*  Joe Delagrange, Juggler and Balloon Artist, will be performing and making balloon animals for children.

*  Mind, Body and Sole: Summer Reading Program Milestone Check-in.

*  Cake and Popsicles will be served by our Friends of the Firestone Park Branch Library.

*  Friends of the Firestone Park Branch Library will be hosting a table for a Membership Drive and Giveaways.

The Akron Racers will be hosting a table with their mascot.

*  A Community Leaders Storywalk® at 12 Noon will be set up around the library lawn, with community leaders posted at pages of the book.

Community Leaders include:

Michelle Alleman, Firestone Park Branch Library Manager, ASCPL

Paws, ASCPL Mascot

Barb White, General Manager of Branches, ASCPL

Pam Hickson-Stevenson, Deputy Director, ASCPL

David Jennings, Director, ASCPL

Garry Moneypenny, Akron City Council President

Donnie Kamer, Ward 7 Councilman

Laurie Chenevey, Firestone Park Community Center Supervisor

Chief Robert C. Ross, Akron Fire Department

Steve Barry, Sheriff of Summit County

Officers from the Akron Police Department

Stacy Corp, Akron Racers & Mascot


It will be THE EVENT of the Season!  We hope to see everyone there!




Teen Indoor Games at Firestone Park Branch


Miss Tori and the Firestone Park Branch Library Teens had their final program of the summer on Thursday, July 24th – Indoor Game Day.  The teens played updated indoor versions of classic rainy day games.  They had a lot of fun with toilet paper bowling, glow-in-the-dark tic-tac-toe, and balloon ping pong!  Prizes were awarded to the winners.  Below are some pictures from their rollicking afternoon.  Enjoy!


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Garden Buddies in our Nature Connect Space – Week #2


In our Garden Buddies program today, we made stained glass photos, measured the sunflowers and counted the tomatoes for our journals, and read fun stories.  Below are some pictures.  Enjoy!


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Foster Brown entertains at Firestone Park Branch


Today, we welcomed back Foster Brown, with his musical storytelling show.  He entertained our families at Firestone Park with his songs about animals and nature.  He is one of our favorites!  Below are some pictures.  Enjoy!


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Water Fun with the Firestone Park Branch Teens


On Thursday, July 17th, Miss Tori and the Firestone Park Teens took the fun outside, for their annual Water Sports Event.  Games included a sponge relay, a water balloon toss, and the cup of water relay, where the first team to fill the bucket at the end of the line won bragging rights.  The event ended with a good old fashioned water fight, and everyone was soaking wet, but had a blast!  Below are some pictures from the festivities.  Enjoy!

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Garden Buddies in our Nature Connect Space


Miss Jen and Miss Michelle hosted our first Garden Buddies program on Wednesday, July 16th at 2 PM.  Participants enjoyed making a Garden Journal, which will be used each week to record sunflower growth, the number of tomatoes growing in the garden, the seed sponge experiment, and many other things. Everyone enjoyed listening to My Garden by Kevin Henkes.

Please join us on Wednesdays at 2 PM from now until August 20th, 2014.


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Outback Ray and his Animal Friends visit Firestone Park Branch


Outback Ray and his Animal Friends visited the Firestone Park Branch today, July 15th, 2014 as part of our Summer Reading Program.  Outback Ray is an annual favorite with our patrons, as he presents all kinds of exotic and unusual animals,  and educates the audience with facts and trivia about each one.

Below are some of the pictures from today’s show.  Enjoy!


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Professor Zap the Magician at Firestone Park Branch


Professor Zap visited the Firestone Park Branch Library today, to entertain our patrons with a science-themed magic show.  He was quite lively and engaging, and the kids had a great time!









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National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day




Celebrated annually on July 7, it is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day.  This day was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of  physical activity.

The memories that are made during your time together will stay with you forever.  During the summer season there are many wonderful places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing and bonding.  Time spent together is more valuable than any other gift you can give a child, no matter how old your child is.

Setting the example of a healthy lifestyle to your children is also a valuable gift.  Walking has many health benefits and can be incorporated into your child’s life at a young age.  Walking is also a great daily activity for the whole family to do together.

Have a great National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day!”

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For more ideas on Father-Daughter activities, check out these titles, found in our library.  Enjoy!





Akron-Summit County Public Libraries closed on July 4th, 2014



All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 – Independence Day.