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Abdo Digital

Children

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

Academic Search Premier

Reference

A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide. This leading multidisciplinary research database provides full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Health & Fitness

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

Akron Beacon Journal

Magazines & Newspapers

Access to the Akron Beacon Journal from 1984 to the present.

Alt. Health Watch

Health & Fitness

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complimentary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American and English Literature

English & Literary Arts
Children

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

Ancestry

Genealogy

Ancestry is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library.

Art Collection

Reference

High-quality, digital images of works of art from museums around the world.

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

Business & Finance
Jobs, Careers & Testing
Reference

Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals; ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, etc....more

Biography Reference Bank

Biography
Children

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

Business Source Premier

Business & Finance

The industry's most widely used business research database. Features full-text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

Chilton's

Auto Repair

Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Service Bulletins.

Computer Source

Science & Technology

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Health Complete

Health & Fitness

Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information,  convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.

CultureGrams

History & Social Sciences
Children

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

EBooks

Reading

Users can search within a wide range of relevant eBooks using the powerful EBSCOhost experience. With every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside databases and other digital content.

EbscoHOST

Magazines & Newspapers

A powerful online reference system that offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

Explora Primary Schools

Children

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

Explora Public Libraries

Children

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 inclu...more

Explora Secondary Schools

Children

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.

Facts on File: Science Online

Science & Technology

Get facts, images, experiments, videos and biographies of scientists working in chemistry, biology, marine science, space and astronomy, physics, weather, and many more areas of science.

Gale Encyclopedia of Every Day Law

Law & Government

Offers a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. 

Gale Virtual Reference

Reference

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale: Business Plans Handbook

Business & Finance

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.

GoodCall Scholarship Search

Jobs, Careers & Testing
Parenting
Children

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 and links directly to scholarship websites.

GreenFile

Science & Technology

This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health & Fitness

Richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries. Information on many health topics including medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Health & Fitness

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. 

HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Genealogy

Geneology and ancestor database.

Info Line

Reference

2-1-1 helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don't know where to turn for help. 

Job Seeker's Booklet

Jobs, Careers & Testing

This booklet contains: Megasites, US & Ohio sites, Federal jobs, Sites for new grads, Career & job guides, Resume help, Apprentice information, Headhunters, Library/University career help...

Kid's Search

Children

Articles and photos on all sorts of homework topics!

LearningExpress Library

Jobs, Careers & Testing

An interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.  You must create your own accoun...more

Literary Reference Center

English & Literary Arts

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Literature Online

English & Literary Arts

Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement your library's print collections. Poetry, drama and fiction are included.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Reference

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contrains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

MasterFILE Premier

Magazines & Newspapers

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. 

MedLine

Health & Fitness

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

Middle Search Plus

Reference

Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. 

NetWellness

Health & Fitness

NetWellness is a non-profit consumer health website that includes health news, extensive health reference works, health topics, and Ask an Expert.

NewsBank

Magazines & Newspapers

Click on America's News Magazines for 28 news sources.

Newspaper Source

Magazines & Newspapers

Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.  In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Jobs, Careers & Testing

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised ev...more

Ohio Historical Society

History & Social Sciences

The Ohio Historical Society offers full text historical documents online, as well as a searchable newspaper index and death certificate index.

Ohio History Central

History & Social Sciences

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Perfect fo anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio!

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

History & Social Sciences

Ohio Memory is a statewide collaborative digital library.This freely available collection includes materials from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all of Ohio's 88 counties.

Ohio Obituary Index

Ohio

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other notices from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

Ohio Revised Code

Law & Government

Online access to the Ohio Revised Code. 

Ohioline

Reference

Gain access to hundreds of OSU Extension fact sheets covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community develepment, and 4-H youth development.

Oxford Reference Online

History & Social Sciences
Reference

Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.

Points of View Reference Center

History & Social Sciences

Contains resources presenting multiple sides of issues. Provides rich content that helps assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills....more

Primary Search

Children

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, spa...more

Professional Development

Business & Finance

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Science & Technology

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and relate...more

Regional Business News

Business & Finance

Full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

Religion & Philosophy

History & Social Sciences

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy....more

Salud en Español

Health & Fitness

Sanborn Maps

Genealogy
History & Social Sciences

The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.

Scholastic BookFlix (use from Home)

Children

Scholastic's online collection of interactive titles, including fiction and nonfiction. Read stories online or watch animated versions of books.

Scholastic BookFlix (use in Library)

Children

Scholastic's online collection of interactive titles, including fiction and nonfiction. Read stories online or watch animated versions of books.

Scholastic GO! (use from Home)

Reference
Children

Includes encylopedias and research tools for elementary through middle school and beyond. Up-to-date information on countries, cultures and current events, as well multimedia resources on a wide range of topics....more

Scholastic GO! (use in Library)

Reference
Children

Includes encylopedias and research tools for elementary through middle school and beyond. Up-to-date information on countries, cultures and current events, as well multimedia resources on a wide range of topics.

Science Online

Science & Technology

Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Science Reference Center

Science & Technology

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, this database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Select Ohio Public Records Index

Ohio

A searchable index which includes Ohio Department of Health Certificates.

Sociological

Science & Technology

This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

Student Research Center

Reference

To be replaced by Explora.

The New York Times

Magazines & Newspapers

All users must Register with an email, Google or Facebook. To access The New York Times within the library Visit www.nytimes.com and login How to access from home: Use this link to redeem 72 hours of use. Thereafter...more

Thomson Gale LegalForms

Law & Government

Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also inclu...more

TrueFlix (use from Home)

Children

Read Scholastic's collection of "True Books" online. Includes tie-in videos, activities, project ideas and more.

TrueFlix (use in Library)

Children

Read Scholastic's collection of "True Books" online. Includes tie-in videos, activities, project ideas and more.

Tumble Books

Reading
Children

Excellent online animated children's story books.

U.S. Goverment Printing Office

Law & Government

The official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

Vocational & Career

Jobs, Careers & Testing

This database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

What Tree Is It?

Science & Technology
Children

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?

Science & Technology
Children

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

What's The Point

History & Social Sciences
Children

A program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Jobs, Careers & Testing

Everything you need to succeed in the workplace! Improve your basic skills, gain proficiency in popular software applications, prepare for high school equivalency exams and more.

World Book

Reference

World Book presents a universe of information. From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds. World Book articles are written clearly. They're concise and interesting;packed with facts instead of adjectives. And because ea...more

World Book Academic

Reference

A comprehensive reference tool taylored to the needs of college and university level students.

World Book Early World of Learning

Reference
Children

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

World Book for Kids

Children

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 curric...more

World Book Hispanica

Reference

A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia. Designed for native speakers, bilingual students and ESL/ELL program participants.

World Book Online

Reference

Easy access to the World Book products that this library subscribes to.

World Book Spanish

Reference

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

Children Staff Picks

Dance With Me

Dance With Me

By Penny Harrison

Fingers for Lunch

Fingers for Lunch

By Brandt Lewis

Maybe a Fox

Maybe a Fox

By Alison McGhee, Kathi Appelt

Moo: A Novel

Moo: A Novel

By Sharon Creech

School's First Day of School

School's First Day of School

By Christian Robinson, Adam Rex

Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

By Caitlin Kennedy, Calliope Glass

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

By Laura Shovan

The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1)

The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1)

By Amy Ignatow

The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

By Jo Ellen Bogart

Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

By Lauren Wolk

Parent-Teacher & Classroom Resources


Teacher Services Brochure

Learn more about our teacher loan program, how to get a teacher card and more!

Children Services

Get to know the library children's room

Digital kits

Topic and format specific kits with various resources for teaching, and list of books relevant to the topic or format.

Parenting Booklists

Collection of Great books for you and your child.

Trip Kits

Make a requests for your trip.

Just Right for You

Let us help select books for your child.

Imagination Library

Through the United Way of Summit County's Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books!.

New Games

Click the box to search for the following games:

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library circulates console videogames in 6 formats for adult, teen and juvenile patrons. The titles include games rated "E for Everyone", "T for Teen," and "M for Mature". LIBRARY USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT SIGN A VIDEOGAME PERMISSION FORM IN PERSON AT THE FRONT DESK BEFORE CHECKING OUT THEIR FIRST GAME.

Games check out for TWO WEEKS and the limit is 3 games per library card. Games cannot be renewed. The fine for lost or damaged games is $50.00 per game. Games rated E or E10 are upstairs in Children’s. Games rated T or M are downstairs in the Teen Area. To borrow a game, find the boxes in the Teen Area or the Children's Dept. that have blue, pink, green, purple, white and yellow cards. Find the card of the game you want. The color of the card indicates the system the game is for.

Playstation 3

Playstation 4

Xbox 360

Xbox One

Wii

Wii U

Take the game’s card to the front checkout desk (downstairs) with your library card and they will exchange it for the game. If the card is not in the box, the game is checked out. You may PLACE A HOLD on checked-out games using the catalog, or ask a librarian for help. Then the library will contact you when that game is available for you to borrow.

Book Covers Test - ISBN

4,DVD,0883904330714,074646743928

Outreach Home Page

New Large Print Books

In Our Community

We bring the library to members of our local community who reside in senior and low income apartment buildings and assisted living facilities. Every two weeks, the Outreach Services Team visits patrons at these buildings: Allen Place, Keys Towers, Stow Kent Gardens, Lawrence Saltis Plaza, Stow-Glen Retirement Village, and Mulberry Gardens.

Do you plan activities at a senior apartment building or assisted living community in Stow or Munroe Falls and want the library to begin serving your residents? We're here to help you!

Homebound Delivery

Having trouble visiting us? We offer a free Homebound Delivery Service to bring library materials to you.

You are eligible if you can answer yes to these questions.

  • Do you have difficulty visiting the library because of age or a temporary or permanent disability or illness?
  • Do you live in Stow or Munroe Falls?
  • Do you have a current Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card?

If you are interested in the Homebound Delivery Service and meet the eligibility requirements, contact us to schedule an interview with the Outreach Services Team. 

Deposit Collections

We bring library materials to local nursing and assisted living facilities the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Do you plan activities at a nursing or assisted living facility in Stow or Munroe Falls? Are you looking to bring the library to your residents? Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!

Contact us

The Outreach Services Team is here to help you! If you are a senior or help plan senior activites in Stow or Munroe Falls, contact us at 330-688-3295 ext. 129 to learn more about the services we offer. 

Services may be discontinued or modified for safety reasons or if the purpose of the service is not being met. 

Book Covers Test

DVD

Audiobooks on Hoopla

The husband's secret
Mastermind
No time to mourn
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