Children Services

Kids make Valentines for the Troops

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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.

Childrens Resources

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

  • Biography In Context

    This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography In Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

  • Biography Reference Bank

    Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects.

  • CultureGrams

    Learn about the states, Canadian provinces, and the world. Even has recipes!

  • Explora Primary Schools

    Students and teachers (K -5)

  • Explora Public Libraries

    • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
    • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
    • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
    • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
    • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
    • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
    • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
    • English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

  • Explora Secondary Schools

    Students and teachers (6 - 12)

  • GoodCall Scholarship Search

    GoodCall is a free scholarship search engine that does not require you to enter personal information. GoodCall offers several ways to filter searches to meet your needs. GoodCall links directly to scholarship websites and does not require any payment.

  • 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

  • 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

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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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