Children Services

Spike Pass

Spike Passes are handed out starting a half hour before an event. They are given on a first come, first served basis. You will not have to pre-register for these events. When we run out of Spike Passes, the event's seating is full.

Playaway View

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Check out the new View

Education meets entertainment with an all-in-one video player. Your kids' favorite videos come pre-loaded and ready to go wherever you go!

What’s Playaway View:

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

Ask KidSMFPL

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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Chat with the Children's Department

Chat with Reference If reference staff is online, you may ask reference questions using the chat interface below.

Make a Librarian Your Buddy with Instant Messaging and Texting (SMS) Chat

The library is happy to offer assistance to you via instant messaging (IM). You can add us to your buddy list, or just use the widget to chat with us right here, right now. We expect to be online several hours each day, when staff is available.

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

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Harry Potter Fan Club

Tween fans of the J. K. Rowling series gathered monthly for Harry Potter-based role playing, crafts, and activities.

September 13 2018

Marantz Symposium Comics Extravaganza

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Marantz Symposium Comics Extravaganza

Library staff showcased our library's services during this comic book author event held at Kent State University, and some of our library teens cosplayed at the event. Teen Librarian Christina and Children's Librarian (and Marantz board member) Chris offered prizes to attendees (librarians, college students and teachers) who spun the Comics Character Wheel and correctly identified the comic/anime character. Authors and artists signed their books and talked with fans, and promoted their work.

August 6 2018

Children's Talent Show 2018

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Children's Talent Show 2018

Stow-Munroe Falls has talent! Children up to age 11 shared their special talents at our first talent show. There was singing, dancing, jokes, musical numbers, and more!

July 25 2018

Pop-Up Library at Maplewood Pool

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Pop-Up Library at Maplewood Pool

Throughout the summer the library "pops up" at some local spots to provide a story time for kids and to showcase the library's resources. People can walk up and get a library card and also check out items, from books to DVDs to our new Eclectic Collection, which includes this "Jumbie Jam" steel drum!

July 18 2018

Pride in Library Day 2018

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Pride in Library Day 2018

We had a plethora of activities for patrons during Pride in Library Day, from a book jewelry craft to Rockin' Robots, the University of Akron Steel Drum Band performance, free ice cream, face painting, balloon animals and giant bouncy inflatables for kids! Plus we debuted our new Eclectic Collection of items such as guitars and board games that can be borrowed for free, and our new teen Playaway Lock collection of pre-loaded e-book readers.

June 28 2018

Bow Wow Book Buddies Summer 2018

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Bow Wow Book Buddies Summer 2018

Children practiced reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.

June 12 2018

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