Free Tax Service via Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank


Free tax filing services are available in Akron to qualifying area residents through the Ohio Benefit Bank tax clinics.

Most households with an adjusted gross income of less than $60,000 per year can use the Ohio Benefit Bank to file their taxes.

You must make an appointment to take advantage of the services at the Akron-Summit County Main Public Library:

Free One-on-One Help with Kindles, Nooks or Other eReaders

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Did you know that the library offers free, one-on-one instruction for users of eReaders?

Are you hoping to give (or receive) a Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iPad or iPad mini this holiday season? If you (or your gift-ee) doesn’t know how to use one, what then? We can help!

Library patrons can call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 to set up a 45 minute appointment for help with their eReader or similar electronic device.

Little Video Players to Watch Wherever You Want

Meet the Playaway View® – a video player you can hold in your hand. We’ve got a number of different shows pre-loaded on these clever little devices that you can take anywhere. They have a speaker built in, and you can also plug in your own headphones to listen in private.


Drive-Up Window Closed

Monday, Sept 17 and Tuesday, Sept 18 the Drive-Up Window will be closed due to construction.

Photo Contest Winners Announced


The winners of our annual Amateur Photography Contest for teens and adults have been announced, and all of the 93 entries were on display in the library (through August 16). You can see the winning photos here. Winners received ribbons and cash prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Thank you to everyone who entered!

It's A New School Year


A public library card is free! It gives students access to the library’s online homework databases for thousands of magazine and journal articles, photos, maps, and other information that supplement the school library’s databases, as well as the library’s young adult fiction and nonfiction collection.

Don’t have Internet at home? Or is your computer, laptop, or printer broken? Students need a library card in good standing (fines below $5) in order to access the library’s free high-speed internet terminals and to print out hard copies for assignments.

Computers Silent Auction

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Last Two Days! Auction Ends June 21

Bid now on 28 computers, some setup as complete systems with monitors,  and other items to auction this year. This is a Silent Auction, the items for sale will be on display at the front of the library starting at 9:00PM on June 12th through 8:00PM on June 21th. See our Detailed List of items for sale. Winning bidders will be contacted after the sale.

Meebo Mobile

Have a question? Ask SMFPL!


(330) 577-3237  (Standard Text)

(330) 57READS  (Google Voice Number)


Children Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
This is RealApr 2611:10 amActivity program for kids
Bow Wow Book BuddiesApr 271:30 pm
Bow Wow Book BuddiesMay 41:30 pm
TOUCH. A. TRUCK.May 1010:00 amVehicles, food, giveaways, balloon twisting, face painting
Dance!May 126:30 pmMommy & Me Dance Class
Spring CraftMay 1610:00 am
Storybook TheatreMay 1610:30 amNo Registration Required
Bow Wow Book BuddiesMay 181:30 pm
Chess ClubMay 196:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Teen Volunteer OrientationMay 2411:00 am
Teen Volunteer OrientationMay 294:15 pm
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 81:30 pm
Summer Reading Program begins!Jun 99:00 amRegister in person in the children's room
Magician and Illusionist Rick Smith Jr. Jun 116:00 pm
Magician and Illusionist Rick Smith Jr. Jun 117:30 pm
Children's Movie MatineeJun 131:00 pm
2-/3-year-old Story TimeJun 1610:00 amNo registration required
2-/3-year-old Story TimeJun 1611:00 amNo registration required
Chess ClubJun 166:30 pmto 8:30 pm
4-/5-year-old Story TimeJun 1710:00 amNo registration required
4-/5-year-old Story TimeJun 1711:00 amNo registration required
Lapsit Story TimeJun 1910:00 amNo registration required
Lapsit Story TimeJun 1911:00 amNo registration required
Harry Potter Potions ClassJun 196:30 pmfor ages 9-12
Children's Movie MatineeJun 201:00 pm
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 221:30 pm

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
High School Book ClubMay 79:00 amat the public library
Anime ClubMay 101:30 pm
Chess ClubMay 196:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Chess ClubJun 166:30 pmto 8:30 pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Family FolkloreApr 2410:30 am
Dessert ExtravaganzaApr 247:00 pmat The Roses Run Country Club
TECH TUESDAYApr 291:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationMay 112:00 am
Family FolkloreMay 110:30 am
Writers' GroupMay 17:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYMay 61:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
The Farmer's MarketMay 65:00 pm
The Farmer's MarketMay 66:30 pm
TECH TUESDAYMay 67:00 pmto 8:30PM
Coffee with the EditorMay 79:30 am
Jazz ConcertMay 76:30 pm
Hip Chicks KnitMay 810:00 am
Family FolkloreMay 810:30 am
Bridge ClubMay 1212:45 pm
Dance!May 126:30 pmMommy & Me Dance Class
TECH TUESDAYMay 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Meet the Author: David GiffelsMay 137:00 pm
Popcorn & A MovieMay 141:00 pm
Family FolkloreMay 1510:30 am
Hair LossMay 157:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYMay 201:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Friends' Annual Meeting: Winston ChurchillMay 206:30 pm
Popcorn & A MovieMay 211:00 pm
Scams!May 217:00 pmProtect Yourself Against Common Scams
Family FolkloreMay 2210:30 am
TECH TUESDAYMay 271:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Gluten-FreeMay 277:00 pm
Popcorn & A MovieMay 281:00 pm
Family FolkloreMay 2910:30 am
AntiquesJun 36:00 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationJun 512:00 am
Writers' GroupJun 57:00 pm
Bridge ClubJun 912:45 pm
Achieve!Jun 126:30 pmAchieve More, Perform Better & Get What You Want
6 Ingredients or LessJun 175:00 pm
6 Ingredients or LessJun 176:30 pm

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
eBay Selling for Total BeginnersApr 237:00 pm
Meet the KindleApr 2610:00 am
Excel 1Apr 287:00 pm
Excel 2May 57:00 pm
Getting Started 1May 610:00 am
Going Further 1May 87:00 pm
Excel 3May 127:00 pm
Getting Started 2May 1310:00 am
Going Further 2May 157:00 pm
Mac BasicsMay 1710:00 am
Excel 4May 197:00 pm
Getting Started 3May 2010:00 am
Apps for AndroidsMay 2210:00 am
Going Further 3May 227:00 pm

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The WalkMay 1210:00 amBook discussion
The WalkMay 122:00 pmBook discussion
History of the World in 6 GlassesJun 910:00 amBook discussion
History of the World in 6 GlassesJun 92:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Beautiful RuinsMay 57:00 pmBook discussion
Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldJun 27:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name (change from Orange is the New Black)May 277:00 pmBook discussion
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