Children Services

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-books for Kids! Subjects include Animals, Geography, Cooking, Art, Early Readers, and Science. Log in with username: smfpl and password: smfplpass

  • American and English Literature

    The American and English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. 

  • 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

    Database for teachers and students (k-5), with information covering animals, the arts, biographies, math, science, geography and social studies.

  • Explora Public Libraries

    Articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research, with topic overviews, reading level indicators, text-to-speech capability and curricular and Common Core standards included.

  • Explora Secondary Schools

    Database for teachers and students (grades 6-12), with information covering arts and literature, biographies, business and goverment, current issues, geography, health, history and science and math.

  • Kids InfoBits

    Features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 

  • Primary Search

    Designed for elementary school libraries. Contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Learn about endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.

  • Tumble Books

    Excellent online animated children's story books.

  • What Tree Is It?

    Identify common trees of Ohio using this database, which walks users through qualities of leaves and fruits and other aspects of trees.

  • What's That Snake?

    This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.

  • What's The Point

    A program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

  • World Book Early Learning

    Books, educational activities and games, designed for young children.

  • 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.

  • World Book Student

    Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

  • World Book Timelines

    Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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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