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New checkout policy.

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Effective Tuesday, September 1st,

all NEW adult, teen and children's material will be checked out for 7 days.

As a reminder: As of August 1st, holds may no longer be placed on new DVDs. New DVDs will check-out on a first-come, first-served basis.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Events - 2 Month View

Children Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Summer Reading Program - Building A Community of Readers First Official DayMay 309:00 amSign up in person at the Children's desks or online at smfpl.beanstack.org
Stories at Maplewood PoolMay 311:45 pmAt Maplewood Park Recreation Club
Children's Movie Jun 210:00 am
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 59:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 511:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJun 610:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 61:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Make Your Own Alien, Monster or Robot CraftJun 76:00 pmDrop in program available until 8 p.m.
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJun 810:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJun 811:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler & Preschool Movement TimeJun 910:30 amPasses required
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 129:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 1211:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJun 1310:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 131:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Snapology’s Creature Creator Robotics Class for Ages 5-8Jun 146:30 pmRegister beginning June 5
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJun 1510:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJun 1511:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Drop-In CraftJun 1610:00 am
Drop-In STEM Program for Ages 6-12Jun 1710:00 amDrop in anyime between 10 AM and 1 PM. No registration required
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 199:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 1911:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Chess ClubJun 196:30 pmto 8:30 pm
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJun 2010:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 201:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Snapology's Real World Robotics Class for Ages 9-12Jun 216:30 pmRegister beginning June 12
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJun 2210:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJun 2211:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 269:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jun 2611:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJun 2710:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJun 271:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Stories at Maplewood PoolJun 281:45 pmAt Maplewood Park Recreation Club
Pride in Your Library DayJun 2912:00 am
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJun 2910:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Jazz Band Jun 2910:00 am
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJun 2911:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Morning Star BluegrassJun 2912:00 pm
Pride in Your Library Day Petting ZooJun 296:00 pmDrop in any time between 6 and 8 PM. No registration required
Music Together for Lapsit Babies Jun 309:30 amRegister beginning June 19
Drop-In CraftJun 3010:00 am
Music Together for Walking Babies and Kids up to Age 5Jun 3010:30 amRegister beginning June 19
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 39:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 311:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJul 610:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJul 611:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Children's Movie Jul 710:00 am
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 109:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 1011:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJul 1110:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJul 111:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Building BonanzaJul 127:00 pmNo registration required
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJul 1310:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJul 1311:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
A Community of Readers Special EventJul 131:00 pmNo registration required.
Toddler & Preschool Movement TimeJul 1410:30 amPasses required
Music Together for Lapsit BabiesJul 159:30 amRegister beginning July 3
Music Together for Walking Babies and Kids up to Age 5Jul 1510:30 amRegister beginning July 3
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 179:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 1711:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Chess ClubJul 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJul 1810:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJul 181:00 pmThis program runs until 2 PM. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot when you arrive.
Cupcake Wars: Build a Better CupcakeJul 187:00 pmregistration required for ages 8-12
ArtSparks: Fabulous Fitness Fun for Ages 6-12Jul 196:30 pmRegister beginning July 10
Walking Babies Story Time - Walking babies up to 24 monthsJul 2010:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
Lapsit Story Time - Birth to not yet walkingJul 2011:00 amDrop in - first come, first served
ArtSparks: Fabulous Fitness Fun for Ages 2-5Jul 2110:30 amRegister beginning July 10
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 249:30 amDrop in - first come, first served
Toddler Story Time - Ages 2 and 3Jul 2411:00 amDrop in - first come, first served

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Teen Summer Reading ProgramMay 309:00 am
Amateur Photography ContestJun 19:00 amentries due July 12
Teen Summer Reading ProgramJun 29:00 am
Silent LibraryJun 32:00 pmto 3:00 pm
Super Mario Smash Bros. TournamentJun 67:00 pmDATE CHANGED!!!
ToshoCon Anime ConJun 176:00 pmto 10:00pm
Chess ClubJun 196:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Pride in Your Library DayJun 2912:00 am
Jazz Band Jun 2910:00 am
Morning Star BluegrassJun 2912:00 pm
Teen Summer Reading ProgramJul 19:00 am
Escape Room!Jul 117:00 pmto 8:30 pm
Amateur Photography ContestJul 129:00 pmentries due July 12
Chess ClubJul 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Amateur Photography ContestJul 187:00 pmentries due July 12

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Family FolkloreMay 2510:30 am
TECH THURSDAYMay 251:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYMay 257:00 pmto 8:30 PM
TECH TUESDAYMay 301:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Amateur Photography ContestJun 19:00 amentries due July 12
TECH THURSDAYJun 11:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Investigating BigfootJun 17:00 pm
Spanish Conversation GroupJun 23:00 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationJun 512:00 am
Calling All Artists!Jun 512:00 am
TECH TUESDAYJun 61:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYJun 67:00 pmto 8:30pm
TECH THURSDAYJun 81:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYJun 87:00 pmto 8:30 PM
TECH TUESDAYJun 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYJun 151:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupJun 163:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYJun 201:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYJun 207:00 pmto 8:30pm
TECH THURSDAYJun 221:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYJun 227:00 pmto 8:30 PM
Summer Book Sale Sneak PreviewJun 265:00 pm- 8:00pm
Summer Book SaleJun 2710:00 am- 8:00pm
TECH TUESDAYJun 271:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Pride in Your Library DayJun 2912:00 am
Stow Corners Walking TourJun 2910:00 am
Jazz Band Jun 2910:00 am
Morning Star BluegrassJun 2912:00 pm
TECH THURSDAYJun 291:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Beginning BeekeepingJun 292:00 pm
Spanish Conversation GroupJun 303:00 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationJul 312:00 am
TECH THURSDAYJul 61:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Photography for SeniorsJul 67:00 pm
Bridge ClubJul 1012:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYJul 111:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Amateur Photography ContestJul 129:00 pmentries due July 12
TECH THURSDAYJul 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYJul 137:00 pmto 8:30 PM
Spanish Conversation GroupJul 143:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYJul 181:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYJul 187:00 pmto 8:30pm
Amateur Photography ContestJul 187:00 pmentries due July 12
TECH THURSDAYJul 201:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Tasty Snacks on a BudgetJul 205:00 pm
Tasty Snacks on a BudgetJul 206:30 pm

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The Woman in the PhotoJun 1210:00 amBook discussion
The Woman in the PhotoJun 122:00 pmBook discussion
The Life We BuryJul 1010:00 amBook discussion
The Life We BuryJul 102:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
A Sudden LightJun 57:00 pmBook discussion
The Sound of GlassJul 37:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Seventh Most Important ThingJun 277:00 pmBook discussion

New Fees & Fines

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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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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

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.

Galleries

SetTitlePhotosDescrDate
2013 Photo Contest Winners2013 Photo Contest Winners28The winning photographs in our annual summer Amateur Photography Contest, which were displayed in print form in the library for two weeks. Winning photographers won cash prizes and ribbons, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Adult,Teen
08/13/13
Late Night at the Library NTL2013Late Night at the Library NTL201367The Nationwide Teen Library Lock-In was a fun event for teens at many libraries all across the country. Our teens participated in the online author chat with Marie Lu, the Photo Scavenger Hunt, the national Minute to Win It competition, and made a Frankenfood monster. In addition, at our local event we played mini-golf throughout the library and played board games and Wii games. Plus, there was PIZZA!
Teen
08/02/13
ToshoCon 2013ToshoCon 201370Our first ever anime convention brought over 50 teens to the library after hours for cosplay, anime screenings, a manga drawing workshop, candy sushi-making, kirigami and origami crafts, and a whole lot of fun!
Teen
07/27/13
Duct Tape CraftsDuct Tape Crafts23Teens came to the library to make several fun things out of duct tape, such as a "magic wallet" or a visor, a purse or even a small animal. Colorful and unique rolls of duct tape were provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Teen
07/09/13
Stow Fourth of July Parade 2013Stow Fourth of July Parade 201387Library staff had fun walking and hula hooping in the parade, handing out candy and driving our library vehicle with Spike waving to the crowd.
Adult,Children,Teen
07/04/13
Man of Steel PartyMan of Steel Party24Teens at this event celebrating the new movie played Superman Jeopardy and raced in the silly SuperRelay game; ate "super" cake and watched clips of previous Superman movies. Door prizes were given away: Regal Cinemas giftcard, Superman baseball hat, and Superman poster.
Teen
06/11/13
Touch a Truck 2013Touch a Truck 2013168Over 800 patrons visited the library to get an up close and personal look at 20 different vehicles, from a SWAT armored truck to a Brinks truck, from Herbie the Love Bug to a DeLorean. New this year was the Krav food truck, the Army pallet loader and more!
Adult,Children,Teen
05/04/13
High School Book Club Party 2013High School Book Club Party 201316Members of our high school book club came to the public library for the end of the school year "field trip" meeting. We played Book Jeopardy and Book Speed Dating, and discussed Hate List, by Jennifer Brown. And ate lots of pizza provided by the Friends of the Library, yum!
Teen
05/02/13
Mary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book ClubMary Pearson Skype w/ HS Book Club6The high school book club had a great visit with Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox, discussing her books and writing in general.
Teen
04/11/13
2013 Anime Art Contest2013 Anime Art Contest12Teens submitted their hand drawn or digitally composed art entries, pertaining to anime, manga, videogame or original anime-style characters. Winners received giftcards for art supplies, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and the winning art will be used to promote the library's Anime Club for teens. All art was also displayed in the library teen area.
Teen
04/02/13

Meeting Room Application

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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.

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