Children Services

Children Flickr Photos

Crazy 4 Cupcakes

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Crazy 4 Cupcakes

March 12 2011

Lifesize Monopoly 2010

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Lifesize Monopoly 2010

Our annual games of bigger-than-usual Monopoly!

December 30 2010

Lego Fest

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Lego Fest

December 28 2010

Helping Hands Peace program

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Helping Hands Peace program

This program and project were made possible through a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant. The program consisted of music, storytelling and dance on the International Day of Peace, with international cookies and a chance for attendees to make a handprint to add to the quilts being made for refugee families.

September 21 2010

Silly Banz Show & Swap

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Silly Banz Show & Swap

Kids gather to show off their Silly Banzs.

July 30 2010

2010 Chess Tournament

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2010 Chess Tournament

Students in K-11th grades competed for trophies in our annual chess tournament.

July 24 2010

2010 Pride Day Pet Show

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2010 Pride Day Pet Show

Children brought their pets to the library for our annual Pride Day Pet Show.

June 30 2010

Family Treasure Hunt 2010

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Family Treasure Hunt 2010

As part of Pride in Library Day in Stow, we held a treasure hunt for young patrons. They had fun searching the library for clues to the treasure, and also entering to win a $50 prize!

June 30 2010

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.

Homework Help

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!

  • 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!

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth & Space

  • 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.

Yoyo Club

Join our YoYo Club and let experienced yoyo kids help you learn.
Bring your own yoyo or just come and watch! For children of all ages.

No registration is required.



Community Connections

Our children’s room reaches out to many diverse facilities in our community.

Every month, a librarian visits 16 day care and preschool facilities in the Stow-Munroe Falls area to do storytime. We send bins of about 50 books each to 13 facilities.

Two librarians, calling themselves “Traveling Tales”, do storytelling in the schools. Advertising through posters and word of mouth, they mix solo and tandem folktales with poetry breaks in between.

Story Times

Don't Miss Storytime!

Fall Storytimes will run from September 15 to November 13. Registration is required for all morning and afternoon storytimes. Children must be the required age by September 15. Please call or stop by to register starting August 18.

Morning and Afternoon Story Times

Lapsit Storytime: Children will attend with an adult caregiver. Older siblings are welcome with caregiver. For children birth to 24 mos.
Registration is Required.
  • Monday: 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
  • Monday: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.

Two year Old Storytime: Children will attend with an adult caregiver. Older or younger siblings are welcome with caregiver.
Registration is Required.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.

Three Year Old Storytime: Children may attend with an adult caregiver. Older and younger siblings are welcome with caregiver.
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