Children Services

Spike Pass

Spike Passes are handed out starting a half hour before an event. They are given on a first come, first served basis. You will not have to pre-register for these events. When we run out of Spike Passes, the event's seating is full.

Playaway View


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Education meets entertainment with an all-in-one video player. Your kids' favorite videos come pre-loaded and ready to go wherever you go!

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Reading Patch Club

Reading is cool and so is being a member of this exciting library club!

Students in Grades K-5, who are reading on their own, will earn colorful embroidered patches during the school year.

Children may join the club at any time during the school year. To earn a patch, readers can read 10 books in each category - either chosen from our Reading Club lists or on their own.

Get a Prize Day

Complete a Silly Task and Get a Prize!

DateWhat to do to get a prize.
Girl with GogglesJune 14Wear Flippers or Goggles
Dressed like a pirateJune 22Dress like a Pirate
Girl in BlueJune 30Wear lots of Blue
Holding a crabJuly 8Bring in or wear Sealife
Blue Sea ShellsJuly 16Share a Sea Shell
Laughing GirlJuly 24Tell a Librarian a Joke

Kids' Summer Reading


Make a Splash - READ!

Join our summer reading program for preschool through sixth grade. You may register anytime beginning June 9 by coming to the children's room and filling out a form with your name, phone number and school. You will be given a Reading Log on which to keep track of your reading. For hours read, you will get PRIZES!

When your log is completed, we will put your name on a rubber ducky to displayed at the library and race in our Duck Derby, and you will be entered in our Grand Prize Drawing.

June 16Take a Tromp Through the Swamp...with Tom Sieling
June 26Splash into Paper, Pop-up books with Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
June 30Pride in Your Library Day (including the Pet Show)
July 7A Splash of Magic with Jim Kleefeld
July 10Scooby Doo Dance Party
July 14Akron Zoo Mobile
July 21Oceans of Fun with Mark Wade
July 28World of Bubbles with Sue Durante
August 7End of Summer Reading Festival


Have a question? Ask KidSMFPL! We provide several ways to reach us, so you can pick the method that is most convenient for you!

For account questions including: information about items you have checked out, items being held for you, fines and renewals please call (330) 688-3295


Chat with the Children's Department

Chat with Reference If reference staff is online, you may ask reference questions using the chat interface below.

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