Library

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
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
Lifesize Monopoly 2012Lifesize Monopoly 201232Children and teens played in our annual larger-than-life Monopoly games, winning prizes provided by the Friends of the Library.
Children,Teen
12/28/12
Santa and the Highland Singing EaglesSanta and the Highland Singing Eagles34Celebrating the Holidays with music and a special guest!
Children
12/19/12
Hobbit Celebration 2012Hobbit Celebration 201221All the way from Middle-Earth, our hobbits came to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's book and the upcoming movie with crafts, games and food.
Teen
11/14/12
Halloween Makeup WorkshopHalloween Makeup Workshop30Teens learned how to create zombie makeup and fake blood, scars and burns and bruises in this hands-on demonstration from librarian Kim Castle and Hudson Haunted House makeup artists Kelsey Kallies and Jesse Ruda.
Teen
10/23/12
Anime Club Kamibashi & Cosplay 12-13Anime Club Kamibashi & Cosplay 12-1320Our Anime Club came dressed in costumes this meeting, and we made a craft: kamibashi string dolls.
Teen
10/13/12
Minecraft Building ChallengeMinecraft Building Challenge15Eleven teens took on the challenge of creating a virtual building in the world of the videogame Minecraft. They won Minecraft prizes and ate a Minecraft-themed snack.
Teen
10/09/12

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.

Guidelines for Art Exhibits and Displays Form

Form for displaying collections and art works at the library.

Library Contacts

WIFI

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We setup three new wireless access points at the library for you.
Bring your laptops and wireless devices.
We have increased bandwidth and can handle many connections.

Connect to the wireless address (SSID)
SMFPL

Protocol
Open

What to do with it?
Check your e-mail, surf the web, play games, do homework, and use the library services, of course.

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