Needlework Show Winners


'Best in Show'
Carol O'Connor (Center)

'Judges Choice'
Joyce Feucht (Right)
Kristy Benson (Left)

New Fees & Fines


Due to economic uncertainties and a decline in public library revenue from the State, the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will be increasing library fines & fees for some of its services beginning April 26th. In 2008 the library received $150,000 less state revenue than in 2007. According to the Ohio Library Council financial projections for tax revenue for 2009, public libraries can expect a drop in Public Library Funding (PLF) of 7-8% overall from 2008.

New Fees for Interlibrary Loan

Our library is part of several groups of libraries which lend freely to one another. There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan if we can get the item from one of these lenders.

We have another system which lets us borrow items from a wider selection of libraries across the nation, but this system is costly. Because of recent budget cutbacks, we are forced to begin charging for this service; there is a $3.00 per item charge to use this system.

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Special programs at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in celebration of
National Library Week, April 11 - 17, 2010

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is to provide excellence in library service to all who seek access to information and recreational, educational, and cultural materials of any format. It also aims to promote the well-being of the community through programs and cooperative efforts with other community agencies, public and private.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will help create a community where ideas, culture, and knowledge thrive by providing materials, equipment and services to all people.


Silly Banz Show & SwapSilly Banz Show & Swap19Kids gather to show off their Silly Banzs.
Foam PartyFoam Party117Teen Summer Reading is winding down with a foamy splash at our Foam Party!
2010 Chess Tournament2010 Chess Tournament15Students in K-11th grades competed for trophies in our annual chess tournament.
Band Hero Tournament 2010Band Hero Tournament 20105Teens played the videogame Band Hero, where you get to play together as a band.
4th of July Parade 20104th of July Parade 201044Staff and volunteers from the library marched in the annual Stow Fourth of July parade, driving our library Outreach Vehicle and handing out candy to paradegoers Most of these pictures are of the crowd as seen from our vantage point walking in the parade, plus some photos of units we saw while lining up.
2010 Pride Day Pet Show2010 Pride Day Pet Show90Children brought their pets to the library for our annual Pride Day Pet Show.
Family Treasure Hunt 2010Family Treasure Hunt 201032As part of Pride in Library Day in Stow, we held a treasure hunt for young patrons. They had fun searching the library for clues to the treasure, and also entering to win a $50 prize!
Pride Day Juggler & Playaways 2010Pride Day Juggler & Playaways 20107Juggler-comedian Matt Jergens presented a very funny show to kids, and our Playaway representative demonstrated this fun audioformat to visitors, giving away freebies and raffling off some Playaway audiobooks.
Pride Day Jazz Concert 2010Pride Day Jazz Concert 201019Our annual outdoor Dixieland Jazz concert.
Spike's 25th Birthday PartySpike's 25th Birthday Party9Spike the Turtle celebrates his 25th birthday with the children of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

Meeting Room Application


To reserve a meeting room, please visit the library and ask for the Finance Department. You may also call 330 688-3295 and ask for the Finance Department and an application will be mailed to you.

Guidelines for Art Exhibits and Displays Form

Form for displaying collections and art works at the library.

Library Contacts

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