Children Services

Fantasy Baseball Instructions


Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

Pick your team – manage your team !!

Family Play
Players grade 6 and under are eligible to play. Parents and other adults are welcome to help, but please, no adults without children. THE GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN.

Summer Reading Information for Parents

Kids who don’t read during the summer lose up to six months of academic progress according to statistics.  Don’t let this happen to your child.

Registration begins June 15 for our Summer Reading program. Kids will be given a reading log to keep track of their reading.  Non-readers (including babies) can also participate as parents and older siblings read to them. 

The reading log indicates when you will receive incentive prizes.  When your log is completed, you will be entered into our Grand Prize drawing.  Ask at the downstairs Information Desk for details about the teen and adult summer reading programs.

Last year, 1476 children registered for the program and they read  15,996 hours.  Let’s make it another record-breaking year!  Tell everyone you know that  they should read over the summer. 

Reading and All That Jazz  is a tribute to all of the arts.  Being creative and using your imagination is what this summer is all about.  You can be an artist or craftsperson, singer, dancer and much more.

Registration in the program is required to participate in our Bingo game and other drawings.  Registration ends July 31

Beginning June 22, you can start to collect your prizes.  All prizes have been donated by community businesses or purchased by the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.  Many thanks for their continued support.

Kids, We are on Facebook


Become a fan of our Children's Page on Facebook. You'll find information of upcoming events and photos of events that we have had.

Here is the link to our page:


Children Flickr Photos

Live Angry Birds Tournament

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Live Angry Birds Tournament

Tweens in grades 5 and 6 had a blast flinging stuffed birds at pigs hiding in block forts constructed by their opposing team. They also made a bird craft to take home, played games on the library's iPads, and had bird and piggy cookies for snack.

July 19 2012

Foam Party 2012

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Foam Party 2012

Our annual foam fun was extended to younger kids this year, with less foam for the kids and higher foam for teens. Everyone had a bubbletastic time! Check out our videos on

July 14 2012

Pet Show 2012

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Pet Show 2012

Enduring record-breaking heat, the library community brought their favorite pets for this fun annual event. There was lots of water for the animals to drink and everyone had a great time!

June 20 2012

Manga Drawing Workshop w/Mark Crilley

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Manga Drawing Workshop w/Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley, author of the three graphic novel series Akiko, Miki Falls, and Brody's Ghost, and the new how-to-draw book Mastering Manga, gave a workshop and hands-on drawing demonstration to library teens. Copies of his Brody's Ghost books were available for purchase, courtesy of The Learned Owl Bookshop, and he signed autographs for his fans.

June 9 2012

Akron Caeli Band Concert

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Akron Caeli Band Concert

The Akron Caeli Band played a rousing blend of traditional and nontraditional Irish music for a full house, with some songs accompanied by a young Irish stepdancer.

March 6 2012

Live PacMan

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Live PacMan

Tweens in grades 4-6 collected pellets for points and tried to avoid the ghosts in this live-action version of the classic video game.

February 11 2012

Lifesize Monopoly 2011

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Lifesize Monopoly 2011

Our annual bigger than life monopoly games.

December 29 2011

Legos Club 2011

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Legos Club 2011

December 28 2011

Kids make Valentines for the Troops


Over 600 Valentines made by kids visiting the library and from local day-cares and pre-schools, during the week of Jan. 12 through 18, will be delivered to the Stow Armory for their troops stationed overseas in Egypt.

We would like to thank all the kids who helped in supporting our troops.

Childrens Resources

The following databases can be accessed from within the library or from a remote location (unless indicated). For Remote Access: If you are a registered patron of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, you may use the following databases from home or office. To be authenticated as a library patron, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit number (no spaces) printed on the back of your library card. GO TO COMPLETE LIST

Homework Resources

  • Abdo Digital

    E-book resources for Kids! Subjects include Animals, Geography, Cooking, Art, Early Readers, and Science. Log in with username: smfpl and password: smfplpass

  • CultureGrams

    Learn about the states, Canadian provinces, and the world. Even has recipes!

  • Explora Primary Schools

    Students and teachers (K -5)

  • Explora Public Libraries

    • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
    • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
    • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
    • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
    • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
    • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
    • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
    • English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

  • Explora Secondary Schools

    Students and teachers (6 - 12)

  • Grolier (use from Home)

     see description of Grolier (use in Library)

  • Grolier (use in Library)

    Encyclopedia Americana
    Gold standard in comprehensive online reference for school, academic, and public libraries
    For Middle School and Beyond, also good for Adults

    The New Book of Knowledge
    Fun, easy-to-use, general reference resource helps students gain access to a wide range of topics
    For Elementary School and Beyond, also good for English Language Learners

    Lands and Peoples
    Up-to-date information on countries, cultures, and current events
    For Middle School and Beyond

    Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
    Quick access to reference articles and media resources for a visually rich research experience 
    For Middle School and Beyond

  • Kid's Search

    Articles and photos on all sorts of homework topics!

  • Tumble Books

    Excellent online animated children's story books.

  • What Tree Is It?

    This web site will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. You will work your way through these choices by selecting images that more closely resemble your sample. To be certain of your identification of an unknown tree, however, you must use as much of the tree as possible.

  • What's That Snake?

    This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals.

  • What's The Point

    A program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

  • World Book for Kids

    With content from the award winning World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, the site offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.

Storybook Theater

Enjoy a morning of movies just for the little ones. During Storybook Theater, children can watch 2-4 short films based on popular picture books. Movies are shown on a large screen and children can relax on the floor. Snacks will be provided. Feel free to come for one or all of the films.
For Children ages 3-6.
No registration is required.
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