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

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


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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

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

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