Children Services

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

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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


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


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

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

Pride in Library Day 2017

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Pride in Library Day 2017

At our annual summer celebration during Stow Pride Week, we had a day full of fun and learning! The Community Jazz Band performed, as did the Morning Star bluegrass trio; we gave a historical walking tour of Stow Corners; there was a Beginning Beekeeping demonstration; free ice cream pops provided by Handel's Ice Cream; and a Petting Zoo and farm-related children's activities in the evening! Wow!

June 29 2017

Free Comic Book Day 2017

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Free Comic Book Day 2017

Patrons eagerly picked up free copies of new comic books at the library, provided courtesy of JC's Comics and Cards of Cuyahoga Falls.

May 6 2017

2017 Peeps Diorama Contest

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2017 Peeps Diorama Contest

Our annual diorama contest really took off this year, as there were 40 entries! Wow! We opened up the theme to include not just books but also movies, history, current events, videogames, or anything (as long as it is family-friendly). And our peeps artists responded with some amazing ideas! Prizes were peeps merchandise (like giant stuffed peep toys) and $20, $15 and $10 Target giftcards.

April 11 2017

Bubble Lady March 2017

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Bubble Lady March 2017

See bubbles that multiply, bubbles that do acrobatic feats, square bubbles and more! Even some lucky people INSIDE a bubble!

March 4 2017

Children's Beach Party

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Children's Beach Party

Families came to beat those winter blues by joining Miss Amy and Miss Chris for a special Silly Saturday Event: A Beach Party, with stories, songs and crafts, other beach activities, and a beachy snack! Everyone sat on their favorite beach towel.

February 25 2017

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