Fall Book Sale

Please join us for the Tallmadge Library Association’s next book sale from
October 30 – November 1.

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on:
Thursday, October 30 from 4-8 pm
Memberships will be available at the door.

All are welcome to attend the sale on:
Friday, October 31 from 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 3 pm (all day bag sale for $5)

We have a large assortment of books, both hardcover and paperback, DVDs, music CDs and much more! Find the perfect gift book or stock up on your own library for the coming winter months.

Looking for a special deal? Fill a grocery bag all day Saturday for only $5 a bag. Come on down!

Book Sale


Book Discussion Group for Adults


Join us on the second Monday of each month for a lively, informal, and friendly conversation about books that you help choose. All that you need to be a part of the group is a love and enthusiasm for reading. The library provides the books.

The upcoming dates and books are:

December 8, 2014 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

January 12, 2015 – Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohike

February 9, 2015 – The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

March 9, 2015 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

April 13, 2015 – The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

May 11, 2015 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

June 8, 2015 - Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

The Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. Call the Tallmadge Branch Library at 330-633-4345 for more information.


This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library


Tuesday, 10/28/14

10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.


Thursday, 10/30/14

10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Presale
Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, October 30 from 4-8 pm. Memberships will be available at the door.


Friday, 10/31/14 


10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Fall Book Sale
The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on October 31 and November 1. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.


Saturday, 11/01/14 


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Fall Book Sale
Looking for a special deal? We will have an all day bag sale on Saturday for only $5 a bag. We tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36 – 40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Paws for Reading
Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1-2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children’s area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves


Edible Haunted Houses

PicMonkey Collage2

Children in grades K – 5 discussed the importance of a strong foundation, perseverance, and patience as part of an after-school library program. Several children recalled times when they had to rely on these character traits to get through a tough time at school or with friends. After everyone finished sharing experiences, the children set to work building Halloween haunted houses from (very breakable) graham crackers and icing. Then they decorated them with candies and other edible treats. All of the houses stood on firm foundations and were built with creativity and style.

PicMonkey Collage


It’s Pumpkin Time

It’s that time of year when carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

Pumpkin Carving Tips:

  • Choose a large pumpkin. The larger the pumpkin, the easier it is to carve.
  • When cleaning the pumpkin, save the seeds. Toasted pumpkin seeds make a healthy and tasty snack.
  • For longer life, soak the cleaned pumpkin a couple of hours in a bleach water solution of 1 tsp bleach to 1 gallon of water.
  • Consider cutting off the bottom of the pumpkin. Just be sure the opening in the bottom is large enough to fit over the candle. You can then lift the pumpkin to light your candle.
  • Instead of a candle, a battery-operated flameless candle is a safer choice than traditional candles for lighting your pumpkin.

Books on Carving Pumpkins:

Extreme Pumpkin Carving ~ Vic Hood

Great Pumpkins: Crafty Carving for Halloween ~ Peter Cole

How to Carve Freakishly Cool Pumpkins ~ Sarah Schuette

Ray Villafane’s Pumpkins ~ Ray Villafane

Picture Books about Pumpkins:

It’s Pumpkin Time! ~ Zoe Hall

Ten Orange Pumpkins: a Counting Book ~ Stephen Savage

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever ~ Steven Kroll

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! ~ Laura Numberoff


For more pumpkin ideas, visit our Story Book Pumpkins page on Pinterest.

PicMonkey Collage


This Week at Tallmadge



Tuesday, October 21
10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.

Wednesday, October 22
4:30 PM

School Age Program

Edible Haunted Houses

For grades K–5.

Make a deliciously scary house and then consume it.

Please register, limit 20.

Thursday, October 23
10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.

Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.


It’s National Friends of Libraries Week

Help us celebrate the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week
October 19-25, 2014. 


The Tallmadge Library Association is a “Friends of the Library” organization that was formed in 1961 to support the Tallmadge Branch Library and its staff in meeting their goals. Throughout the year, they raise funds for Library projects and activities through book sales, membership donations and other Friends’ fund-raising programs. Every spring, the Tallmadge Library Association proudly awards a $2,500 scholarship grant to a local resident returning to college for the current academic year. They also offer a scholarship grant for a graduating high school senior in the amount of $1,000 through the Tallmadge City Schools Local Scholarship Program.

This past year also saw the Tallmadge Library Association recognizing two of its members, Katherine Stark and Joan Reisig, who have each served for 41 years! Both the Tallmadge Library Association and library staff have been very fortunate for their dedication and service.

The staff at the Tallmadge Branch Library would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the Tallmadge Library Association for their help, support and generosity given throughout the year.



Staff Picks


Madeline ~ Ludwig Bemelmans
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

One Little Blueberry ~ Tammi Salzano
An introduction to the numbers one to ten. Various insects see a blueberry fall to the ground and want to eat it. Which one will get the blueberry?

Since Last Summer ~ Joanna Philbin
Eighteen-year-olds Rory McShane and Isabel Rule are back for another summer in East Hampton, but their friendship is put to the test as each girl deals with boyfriends, summer jobs, and family issues.

Bobo the Sailor Man! ~ Eileen Rosenthal
Willy finds all sorts of interesting things while he and Bobo are exploring, including a bucket that would be a perfect boat for Bobo, but before he knows it, Bobo and the “boat” have disappeared.

Accidental Werewolf ~ Dakota Cassidy
When Mary Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt, her hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings jeopardize her job. Then a drool-worthy man shows up claiming that he accidentally bit her because he’s a werewolf–and now she is, too.


Quilting Around

Do you love to quilt, but need some inspiration for those cool-weather projects you are planing? The Akron-Summit County Public Library has plenty of great quilting books to inspire you! Check one out and begin your next creative masterpiece. Then, curl up with a novel featuring your favorite hobby.

Mini Quilts: Fresh, Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap ~ Jodie Davis & Jayne Davis

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork Quilting ~ Kaffe Fassett

Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique Projects for Everyday Living ~ Kim Diehl

Patchwork Loves Embroidery: Hand Stitches, Pretty Projects ~ Gail Pan

Patchwork, Please! : Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give ~ Ayumi Takahashi

When you need to take a break from quilting, pick up one of these quilt-inspired reads:


Murder, Plain and Simple ~ Isabella Alan

The Quilter’s Apprentice ~ Jennifer Chiaverini

Apart at the Seams ~ Marie Bostwick

Falling to Pieces: a Shipshewana Amish Mystery ~ Vanetta Chapman



Teen Read Week Contest


Teen Read Week began in 1998 with the purpose of encouraging teens to be regular readers and library users. The 2014 theme is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read for the fun of it. 

Teens in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to turn in either a piece of writing or art that interprets what turning dreams into reality means to them. All entries will be submitted for a chance to win a prize! Entries can be turned into the Tallmadge Branch Library from October 12 through October 18.