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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.

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Children Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesJan 1612:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Story Time at HomeJan 1910:00 amVirtual Program
Carry-out CraftsJan 2210:00 amAvailable for pickup while supplies last. For ages 2-8.
Tween Take and Make CraftJan 2310:00 amAvailable while supplies last. For ages 9-12
Harry Potter Book Week: Participant packets available to pick upJan 2512:00 amHarry Potter Book Week is Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 2021
Story Time at HomeJan 2610:00 amVirtual Program
2021 Winter Reading ChallengeFeb 112:00 amThrough Sunday, February 28
Harry Potter Book Week: Escape RoomFeb 112:00 amVirtual Program-Available All Week
Story Time at HomeFeb 210:00 amVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Trivia NightFeb 26:30 pmVirtual Program via Zoom
Harry Potter Book Week: Craft Show and TellFeb 312:00 amVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 42:00 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 46:30 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: PrizesFeb 512:00 am
Carry-out CraftsFeb 510:00 amAvailable for pickup while supplies last. For ages 2-8.
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 812:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 912:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Story Time at HomeFeb 910:00 amVirtual Program
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 1012:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 1112:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 1212:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesFeb 1312:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Story Time at HomeFeb 1610:00 amVirtual Program
Carry-out CraftsFeb 1910:00 amAvailable for pickup while supplies last. For ages 2-8.
Story Time at HomeFeb 2310:00 amVirtual Program
Tween Take and Make CraftFeb 2710:00 amAvailable while supplies last. For ages 9-12
Story Time at HomeMar 210:00 amVirtual Program
Carry-out CraftsMar 510:00 amAvailable for pickup while supplies last. For ages 2-8.
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 812:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 912:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Story Time at HomeMar 910:00 amVirtual Program
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 1012:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 1112:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 1212:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last
Kindergarten Readiness Home Activity SeriesMar 1312:00 amActivity packets available for pick up while supplies last

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Harry Potter Book Week: Participant packets available to pick upJan 2512:00 amHarry Potter Book Week is Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 2021
2021 Winter Reading ChallengeFeb 112:00 amThrough Sunday, February 28
Harry Potter Book Week: Escape RoomFeb 112:00 amVirtual Program-Available All Week
Harry Potter Book Week: Trivia NightFeb 26:30 pmVirtual Program via Zoom
Harry Potter Book Week: Craft Show and TellFeb 312:00 amVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 42:00 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 46:30 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: PrizesFeb 512:00 am

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Cookie Decorating with Chef SarahJan 207:00 pm
Harry Potter Book Week: Participant packets available to pick upJan 2512:00 amHarry Potter Book Week is Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 2021
Book Chat: Best Suspense Reads of 2020Jan 272:00 pm
Acme Receipts DueJan 3012:00 am
2021 Winter Reading ChallengeFeb 112:00 amThrough Sunday, February 28
Harry Potter Book Week: Escape RoomFeb 112:00 amVirtual Program-Available All Week
Harry Potter Book Week: Trivia NightFeb 26:30 pmVirtual Program via Zoom
Harry Potter Book Week: Craft Show and TellFeb 312:00 amVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 42:00 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: Book DiscussionsFeb 46:30 pmVirtual Program
Harry Potter Book Week: PrizesFeb 512:00 am
Book Chat: Love in LiteratureFeb 96:30 pm
Double Victory: African Americans in WWIIFeb 103:00 pm
Book Chat: YA Books for AdultsFeb 242:00 pm
The Shawshank Redemption RevealedFeb 256:30 pm
Book Chat: Comics and Graphic NovelsMar 26:30 pm

Computer Class

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Daytime Reading Group

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Book Chat: Best Suspense Reads of 2020Jan 272:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

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Tuesday Evening Reading Group

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Requirements for Birth Certificates

Passport

REQUIREMENTS FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATES

To be used as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for a passport application, certified copies of birth certificates must include the following information:


Passport FAQ

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take to receive my passport?

Routine application processing takes between 6–8 weeks. The Library can also provide expedited service, for an additional $60.00 fee, which reduces the processing time to as little as 3 weeks. Contact the Information Desk staff for current processing times.

Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

For births in Ohio, you may obtain a certified birth certificate from any county health department for $22. The two closest locations are the Kent Health Department, 414 E. Main Street, Kent (330-678-8109) and the Summit County Health Department, 1867 West Market Street, Akron (330-812-3845). Call for hours. You may also contact the Ohio Office of Vital Statistics.

For obtaining birth certificates from other states, consult the Centers for Disease Control list of Where to Write for Vital Records or go to www.vitalchek.com.

What if my name has changed?

The name on your passport should match your evidence of identity and citizenship. To change your name on a passport or as a proof of identity, you must submit a marriage certificate, or a certified copy of the court decree substantiating the change.

To have a replacement passport issued, submit this document with a completed Form DS-5504, following the Department of State instructions on the document.

If more than one year since the date of issue has passed, you must submit Form DS-82 (or DS-11, if appropriate) and pay the applicable fees.

Can I get a passport for my child?

For all children under age 16:

  • Children must accompany you to apply for a passport.
  • All applications for children under 16 require both parents or legal guardians to be present at the appointment. If a parent or guardian cannot be there, they must submit a notarized consent form.
  • Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport).

For all children age 16 to 17:

  • The minor must appear in person.
  • One parent or legal guardian should accompany the minor to the appointment, present identification and co-sign the application.

For security reasons, parental consent is required. Consent may be implied by a parent’s signature on the fee payment check; in some cases, an affidavit of consent may be requested.

I have an expired passport. Can I renew it by mail?

If the passport is an adult passport, is not damaged, was issued within the last 15 years and was issued in the same name (or the name change can be documented), you can renew it by mail

How can I get a replacement for a lost or stolen passport?

You can report your passport lost or stolen at this link on the State Department's website. To replace a lost or stolen passport, complete Form DS-11 (and Form DS-64 if you didn't report the loss online), following the instructions on the Department of State webpage.

Where can I get information about the status of my application?

Status information is available by checking the Application Status Page on the Department of State webpage.

I have a family emergency and need a passport immediately. What can I do?

Contact the National Passport Information Center and the staff there will advise you. There is no charge for this call. 

What if the name on my passport doesn’t match the name in which I’ve purchased my airline tickets?

Airlines strongly encourage you to buy tickets with the exact name listed on your passport.

If you have purchased international flight tickets, be sure the name you use on your passport application will match the name on your airline tickets.

To change your name on a passport or as a proof of identity, you must submit a marriage certificate, or certified copy of the court decree substantiating the change.

To have a replacement passport issued, submit this document with a completed Form DS-5504, following the Department of State instructions on the document.

Visas

Passport application acceptance facilities and agencies do not handle visas. A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country. Foreign entry requirements vary by country.

Visas are obtained through consular offices. Some travel agents handle visa requirements.

Travel to Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada or Mexico

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires travelers to and from the Americas, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.

See the Department of State’s website for more on foreign entry requirements.  Those traveling by land or sea can use the Passport Card; those traveling by air must use the Passport Book.

OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY

The U.S. Department of State regularly issues travel advisories and information on U.S. Embassies that may be helpful for travelers who are planning travel to countries that are unstable or high-risk. The State Department offers Tips for Traveling Abroad to ensure safety when abroad.

Additional passport information is available at the U.S. Department of State Passport Services website.

Passport Services at the Library

Effective on Mon., December 7, 2020, passport services at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library are suspended until further notice. For questions, please call Information at 330-688-3295 ext. 4. For the latest information regarding international travel, please visit travel.state.gov . - Updated on 12/05/2020

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library – a Passport Application Acceptance Facility

APPOINTMENTS

Passport Services (including passport photos) are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Please call (330) 688-3295 x 4 to make an appointment. Walk-ins cannot be accepted. Please plan to appear at your appointed time. Applicants who are more than 15 minutes late will be rescheduled.

Routine application processing takes 10 to 12 weeks.  An expedited passport takes 4 to 6 weeks.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT

Please refer to http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html for full information and requirements for applying for a passport. You may also call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

A passport book can be used for international air travel. A passport card can be used for land or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.  The adult passport book and card are good for ten years. The minor (under age 16) passport book and card are good for five years.

You must appear in person when applying for a passport. Minors must be accompanied by their parents or guardians.

When applying for a passport book or card, you must provide:

  • A completed application (form DS-11) for a passport (available at the library OR at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/forms.html). If filling out the form online, it must be printed on separate sheets of paper. If filling out the form by hand, the form must be completed in black ink only. Do not sign the application before coming to your appointment. You will sign it in front of the Passport Acceptance Agent. Do not fold the application.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship which may be a previous U.S. passport, certified birth certificate*, or Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization. No photocopies will be accepted. The original document will be submitted with your application and will be returned with your issued passport. If you do not have a certified copy of your birth certificate, see the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm or order a new one through www.vitalchek.com.

     

     

    . Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/apply-in-person.html for full information on documents for proof of citizenship. Also note that for applicants under 16, the birth certificate must be supplied, even if the applicant has a previous passport.
  • Current proof of identity which may be established with a previous U.S. passport or a current valid driver's license, military I.D. card, or State I.D. card. Further proof of identification is required if providing a State I.D. card or out-of-state driver’s license.  Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/apply-in-person.html for full information on poof of identity requirements, including name change requirements.
  • A photocopy of the front and back of your photo ID (we can provide this)
  • One passport photo**
  • Check or money order made out to U.S. Department of State for appropriate application fee***
  • Check, cash, or money order for execution fee ($35 per application) and photo fee ($12) made out to Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

*Birth Certificate Requirements

To be used as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for a passport application, certified copies of birth certificates must include the following information:

 

  • Full name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full names of applicant’s parents
  • The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year of date of birth)
  •  

    Birth certificates must be issued by the city, county or state (not a hospital).

     

Birth certificates missing this information are not acceptable as evidence of citizenship. To obtain a new birth certificate, see the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm or go to www.vitalchek.com.

For births in Ohio, you may obtain a certified birth certificate from any county health department. Locally, the Summit County Health Department, 1867 West Market Street, Akron (330-812-3845) and Kent City Health Department, 414 E. Main Street, Kent (330-678-8109) offer certified birth certificates. Call for hours.

**Photo requirements

  • Size of photo:2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm);Head must be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Recent, taken within the last 6 months to reflect current appearance
  • Matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Head must face the camera directly with full face in view
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open
  • In color
  • Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis
  • No glasses (If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application).
  • No hats or head coverings (Unless worn daily for religious or medical purposes. Submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public or a signed doctor's statement verifying the item is used daily for medical purposes. Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.)
  • Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily
  • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices
  • If you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.


Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library can provide a passport photo (by appointment only) for $12 Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/photos.html for full information on passport photos.

***Passport Fees

Check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State per application:

  • Adult passport book   $110
  • Minor (under age 16) passport book   $80
  • Adult passport card   $30
  • Minor (under age 16) passport card   $15
  • Expedited service    $60
  • 1-2 Day Delivery Service (book only) $16.48
    • Execution fee per application   $35
    • Photo fee   $12
    • Children Under 16

      • All applications for children under 16 require both parents’ consent.
      • Both parents must appear with the child when applying for a passport.
      • Both parents must submit ID.
      • Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport).
      • If both parents cannot be present, the applying parent must submit Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances, notarized and signed by the non-applying parent, along with a photocopy of the front and back of the non-applying parent’s  ID.
    • Minors ages 16 and 17

      • Applicant must appear in person with at least one parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must provide identification and sign the DS-11 form.
      • Applicant must submit copy of certified birth certificate and present identification.
      • Applicants ages 16 and 17 apply for an adult passport.
    • It is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
    • It was issued when you were age 16 or older
    • It was issued within the last 15 years
    • It was issued in your current name (or your legal name change document is mailed in with your application)
  • Separate Check, money order, or cash made payable to Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (please note: the library cannot accept out of state checks):

    Please Note - The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

    Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/fees.html for full information on passport fees. 

    Requirements for Minors:

    Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/under-16.html for full information on requirements for minors.

    RENEWING YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT

    Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library does not accept passport renewal applications. You must complete the mail-in renewal process yourself.  You may pick up a paper copy of the DS-82 Passport Renewal form at the library or print one from the state department website.

    You can renew your passport if these conditions apply to your current U.S. passport:

    You will need a current passport photo to submit with your application.  Photos are available at the library for $12 by appointment only.

    Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew.html for full information on Passport Renewal Requirements.

Wednesday Movies

Join us for popcorn and movies as we present feature films on Wednesday afternoons at the library.

To view upcoming titles, you must enter the first 5 digits of your library card number.

These programs will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room.

Board Minutes

Minutes from the Board of Trustees Meetings are available for download in PDF format:

Return to the Trustee's Page

Minutes by Year

Check Out our New Multi-Media Conference Room

Our new Multi-Media Conference Room features the equipment and technology you need to conduct productive business meetings.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Dept.TitleWhenOther Info
Organizational MeetingJan 18 at 6:00 pm
Regular Board MeetingJan 18 at 6:30 pm
Children ProgramStory Time at HomeJan 19 at 10:00 amVirtual Program
Adult ProgramCookie Decorating with Chef SarahJan 20 at 7:00 pm
Children ProgramCarry-out CraftsJan 22 at 10:00 amAvailable for pickup while supplies last. For ages 2-8.
Children ProgramTween Take and Make CraftJan 23 at 10:00 amAvailable while supplies last. For ages 9-12
Adult ProgramHarry Potter Book Week: Participant packets available to pick upJan 25 at 12:00 amHarry Potter Book Week is Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 2021
Children ProgramStory Time at HomeJan 26 at 10:00 amVirtual Program
Daytime Reading GroupBook Chat: Best Suspense Reads of 2020Jan 27 at 2:00 pmBook discussion
Adult ProgramBook Chat: Best Suspense Reads of 2020Jan 27 at 2:00 pm
Adult ProgramAcme Receipts DueJan 30 at 12:00 am
Adult Program2021 Winter Reading ChallengeFeb 1 at 12:00 amThrough Sunday, February 28
Adult ProgramHarry Potter Book Week: Escape RoomFeb 1 at 12:00 amVirtual Program-Available All Week
Children ProgramStory Time at HomeFeb 2 at 10:00 amVirtual Program
Adult ProgramHarry Potter Book Week: Trivia NightFeb 2 at 6:30 pmVirtual Program via Zoom
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