Children Services

Get a Prize Day

Complete a Silly Task and Get a Prize!

DateWhat to do to get a prize.
June 14Wear Flippers or Goggles
June 22Dress like a Pirate
June 30Wear lots of Blue
July 8Bring in or wear Sealife
July 16Share a Sea Shell
July 24Tell a Librarian a Joke


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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.

Children Flickr Photos

Harry Potter Fan Club Oct. 2016

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Harry Potter Fan Club Oct. 2016

October 20 2016

Comic Con 2016

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Comic Con 2016

Patrons of all ages had fun in the costume contest, or turning themselves into a comic book character, or making a comic, and meeting professional artists P. Craig Russell and Dan Gorman.

August 20 2016

Stow Fourth of July Parade 2016

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Stow Fourth of July Parade 2016

Library staff marched in the annual parade, handing out candy next to our library's Outreach Vehicle.

July 4 2016

Pet Show 2016

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Pet Show 2016

Children and their families brought pets to the library for our annual animal-palooza!

June 29 2016

Children's Events Summer 2016

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Children's Events Summer 2016

June 25 2016

Peeps Diorama Contest 2016

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Peeps Diorama Contest 2016

Kids, teens and adults created scenes of their favorite books using marshmallow peeps, and competed for prizes (peeps merchandise and books, and Target giftcards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library). Winners were revealed and the "Peeple's Choice Award" given at the Peeps Party.

March 23 2016

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