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

Halloween Story Time 2014

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Halloween Story Time 2014

See who trick-or-treated during our fall story time programs in 2014.

October 27 2014

Peeps Diorama Contest 2014

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Peeps Diorama Contest 2014

Our first annual Peeps Contest, in which kids, teens and adults created little shoebox-sized scenes representing their favorite books! Winners received plush Peeps and target giftcard prizes.

April 15 2014

Spike's Place Grand Reopening 2014

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Spike's Place Grand Reopening 2014

With facepainting, balloon animals, snacks, iPads to play with, wild animals to meet, and a juggler, Spike really knows how to show off her new place in the children's room of the library!

April 5 2014

Silly Saturday 2014

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Silly Saturday 2014

Our annual April Fool's Day scavenger hunt for all ages: these are the "silly things" we did to the library, for patrons to discover! The player or team who found the most things won a $75 BAM giftcard, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

March 29 2014

International Games Day

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International Games Day

Families came to the library to play classic board games and learn new games, on the same day patrons in libraries all over the world were also gaming in one form or another.

November 16 2013

Foam Party 2013

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Foam Party 2013

Our annual summer outdoor foam party for kids and teens!

August 17 2013

2013 Quidditch Tournament

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2013 Quidditch Tournament

Our Stow-Munroe Falls teams had a great time playing Harry Potter's favorite sport against teams from the Libraries of Peninsula, Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, and (eventual winner) Hudson. Hudson hosted the tournament at their library field; each library played two games, so Stow's two teams each got to play once, and the team with the most cumulative points was declared the winner. Stow tied for third place, but it was all about the most fun you can have without flying a broomstick!

August 14 2013

Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013

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Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013

Library staff had fun walking and hula hooping in the parade, handing out candy and driving our library vehicle with Spike waving to the crowd.

July 4 2013

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

  • Biography In Context

    This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography In Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

  • Biography Reference Bank

    Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects.

  • 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)

  • GoodCall Scholarship Search

    GoodCall is a free scholarship search engine that does not require you to enter personal information. GoodCall offers several ways to filter searches to meet your needs. GoodCall links directly to scholarship websites and does not require any payment.

  • 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

  • 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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