Children Services

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


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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

Children's Events Summer 2015

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Children's Events Summer 2015

Our children's dept. put on a variety of programs for kids this summer!

August 31 2015

Comic Con 2015

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Comic Con 2015

Our first-ever mini comic con featured Simpsons writer Chris Yambar, Psychonauts creator Kevin L. Kuder, Only Humans creator Joseph A. Michael, and lots of fun for patrons--from a costume contest to Superhero Jeopardy to a comic book swap to a panel discussion on the History of Women in Comics.

July 11 2015

Spike's Birthday Party

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Spike's Birthday Party

Our library children's department threw a big birthday party for our mascot Spike the turtle, with cake, treats, games and crafts.

July 8 2015

Carnival 2015

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Carnival 2015

"The Greatest Show in Stow" was our first-ever all-library carnival, on Pride in Library Day during Stow's Pride Week that leads up to the Fourth of July. We had over 1,000 patrons come to the library that day to play children's games for prizes, try their hand at the High Striker game, enter our gas card raffle, take silly photos at the photo booth, and eat carnival food (popcorn, cotton candy, and Handel's ice cream pops). Fun for all!

June 25 2015

Touch A Truck 2015

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Touch A Truck 2015

Our annual program for all ages with many cool trucks, cars, and other vehicles to see up close and personal, along with facepainting, storytime, food, prizes and more!

May 9 2015

Peeps Diorama Contest 2015

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Peeps Diorama Contest 2015

ParticiPEEPS created book-themed dioramas to celebrate spring and National Library Week; winners were unveiled at the Peeps Party!

April 14 2015

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

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.

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