Scavenger hunt explores the community


DSC_1543This past Saturday saw our Nordonia Hills Library’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

As part of the festivities, we conducted a community-wide scavenger hunt. Patrons spread out into the four local communities – Northfield Center, Macedonia, Sagamore Hills, and Northfield Village – to locate the ten places listed in the riddles they were given.

Our successful and clever winners were the Tedor family, who solved the clues and found all ten landmarks.

Congratulations on a search well done – something we at the library can always appreciate!


Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble performs brilliantly


Our library played host today to the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble. A capacity audience enjoyed a diverse and captivating performance by the group.




60th Anniversary Celebration at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library


Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library

Anniversary festivities include:

  • 10:30 am Community-Wide Scavenger Hunt (prizes to be awarded to successful individuals or teams that complete this activity.
  • 12-2 pm Balloon Art with “Twister Girl” (she will be walking around crafting her balloon creations)
  • 1-3 pm Ice Cream Social featuring Handel’s Ice Cream
  • 1-3 pm “The Fretters” live music – Join acoustic duo, Joe Troyan (formerly of Northfield) & Angela Berlingeri for a performance of folk, indy, pop, blues, & old-timey music (with a tiny pinch of rock)
  • 2-4 pm Mark Angelo Juggling Act (he will be walking around to entertain ALL with his skills)

Other activities planned include (weather permitting):

  • Duck Pond • Water Balloon Toss • Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe •Bean Bag Target Toss, Etc. • Face Painting • Kid Crafts •

Our regular board game group – join right in.


Punch/lemonade, cookies, and popcorn will be served.

A tremendous “Thank You” to The Friends of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library for sponsoring all prizes, entertainment, and food for this event.


Outback Ray


This last Tuesday we had a visit from Outback Ray and his animals friends.  He talked about raising the animals and he told us some fun facts about them. Everyone got a chance to hold or pet some of the animals.


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Tuesday’s Fun- 7/22/14


This week, Rick Smith Jr. amazed us with his magic, illusions, and mind tricks.

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                                                                   July 29, Outback Ray will come and show us his animals. It should be a program you won’t want to miss.


This Week of Children’s Programs


This week we had Rob Miller who is  a ventriloquist.

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We also had Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference. She did some fun interactive storytelling with us.




July podcast is a sneak peek of our Disney program


DSC_0242Our reader’s podcast focuses on the life and achievements of Walt Disney, providing a

sneak preview of our full-length program on Thursday, July 31.


Give it a listen at:


We hope to see you at the Disney program

later this month!


Let’s Move It Dance Party


On Tuesday we had a Let’s Move It Dance Party with a hula hoop contest and some fun music. We played with balloons and enjoyed some Hawaiian punch, popcorn, pretzels, and celery sticks with cream cheese.



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(part of the set-up, which didn’t last very long)








Teen Cafe


We had a special presenter on July 10 for Teen Café. Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas shared some of his funny cartoons with us and showed us how he draws his characters.

Here is one of the cartoons he showed us how to draw:










Here is my (Melissa) attempt at drawing it:












School Age Fun!


In the past few weeks we had some great programs. In June, we had Drip E. Faucet, who is a magician and juggler.

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We also had the Akron zoo. The Akron zoo talked about animal defenses and introduced us to a few of her animal friends.

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Tomorrow, July 8,at  2 p.m., is the Let’s Move It Dance Party for children kindergarten through 5th grade.  We hope to see you there.