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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

Ready, Set, Kindergarten

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Children joined Miss Nancy and Miss Evie this summer in a room filled with activities that provided practice in kindergarten readiness skills recommended by the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, and they learned some simple ways to continue practicing those skills at home.

June 6 2018

Peeps Diorama Contest 2018

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Peeps Diorama Contest 2018

Kids, teens and adults let their imagination turn to peeps marshmallow treats in our annual diorama contest! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, prizes included Target giftcards and peeps merchandise. Our "Peeple's Choice" Award was voted on by everyone who attended the peeps party and unveiling.

April 5 2018

Harry Potter Book Night 2018

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Harry Potter Book Night 2018

Over 300 Muggles, witches and wizards of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities themed around the world of J.K. Rowling--from art and crafts to green screen "magic portraits" to live Fantastic Beasts" and more!

February 1 2018

2017 Lifesize Monopoly

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2017 Lifesize Monopoly

Tweens (grades 3-5) and teens played a giant game of Monopoly at the library, for prizes! (provided by the Friends of the Library)

December 20 2017

Touch a Truck 2017

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Touch a Truck 2017

Children and their parents flocked to the library to experience a fire truck, police car, animal adoption mobile, mail truck, moving van, and various street service trucks--all up close and personal. There was also balloon twisting, face painting, art from the Cleveland Museum of Art's mobile van, and the Library Foundation's Mum Sale.

September 16 2017

Children's Crafts

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Children's Crafts

Kids love making crafts at the library! Whether it's buildings or monster robot aliens, preschool or school age, you can be artistic here!

July 10 2017

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