Library

Library of the Future

Watch as Marty tries to get back to the Library of the future in our new video! You won't want to miss it!

Auction Items

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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.
Spike vs. Sharkie: The World TourJul 1612:00 am
4-and 5-Year-Old Story TimeJul 1610:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Chess ClubJul 166:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Toddler Story TimeJul 1710:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeJul 1711:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJul 171:00 pmPractice reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.
Dive into Stories at Maplewood PoolJul 181:45 pmat 4386 Maplepark Drive, Stow
ArtSparks: Loving Literacy for Ages 2-5Jul 186:00 pmRegistration required beginning July 9
ArtSparks: Loving Literacy for Ages 6-12Jul 187:00 pmRegistration required beginning July 9
Walking Babies Story TimeJul 1910:00 amFor walking babies; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeJul 1911:00 amFor lapsit babies; no registration required
Chill Out with Stories at Handel'sJul 196:30 pmat 3048 Graham Road, Stow
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Jul 2110:00 amdrop-in activities for 4 and 5 year olds
4-and 5-Year-Old Story TimeJul 2310:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeJul 2410:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeJul 2411:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJul 241:00 pmPractice reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.
Children's Talent ShowJul 256:30 pmRegistration required - forms available beginning May 15
Walking Babies Story TimeJul 2610:00 amFor walking babies; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeJul 2611:00 amFor lapsit babies; no registration required
Drop-In Craft for 6-12 year-oldsJul 2710:00 amDrop-In Craft for 6-12 year olds
Last day to pick up Summer Reading prizes is today!Jul 3112:00 am
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJul 311:00 pmPractice reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.
Bow Wow Book BuddiesAug 71:00 pmPractice reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.
Dive into Stories at Maplewood PoolAug 81:45 pmat 4386 Maplepark Drive, Stow
Chill Out with Stories at Handel'sAug 96:30 pmat 3048 Graham Road, Stow
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Aug 1010:00 amdrop-in activities for 4 and 5 year olds
Bow Wow Book BuddiesAug 141:00 pmPractice reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs.
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketAug 143:00 pm
Yoga for Walking Babies & 2 Year Olds with a CaregiverAug 159:15 amRegister beginning July 30
Yoga for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds with a CaregiverAug 1510:00 amRegister beginning July 30
Yoga for Walking Babies & 2 Year Olds with a CaregiverAug 1510:45 amRegister beginning July 30
Yoga for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds with a CaregiverAug 1511:30 amRegister beginning July 30
Robotics Class for Children Ages 6-12Aug 1810:00 amRegister beginning August 6
Chess ClubAug 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Music Together for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersAug 2510:00 amRegister beginning August 13
Brick and Block ClubSep 54:15 pmNo registration
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Sep 710:30 amactivities for 4 and 5 year olds
Toddler Story TimeSep 109:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1011:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 1110:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1111:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketSep 113:00 pm
Walking Babies Story TimeSep 1210:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeSep 1211:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 1310:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesSep 137:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Harry Potter Fan ClubSep 137:00 pmfor children 8-12 years old

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Chess ClubJul 166:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Teen Author FestJul 211:00 pmto 4:00PM
Finding & Telling Your StoryJul 212:00 pmto 3:00pm; registration required
Battle of the BooksJul 236:30 pmat Twinsburg Public Library
Amateur Photography ContestJul 259:00 pmEntries due July 24 & 25
Photography Contest ReceptionJul 317:00 pmEntries due July 24 & 25
Dungeons and Dragons ClubAug 32:00 pmto 4:00pm
Chess ClubAug 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
TECH TUESDAYJul 171:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYJul 177:00 pmto 8:30pm
Meet the Author: Romona RobinsonJul 177:00 pm
Popcorn & a MovieJul 181:00 pm
TECH THURSDAYJul 191:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Teen Author FestJul 211:00 pmto 4:00PM
TECH TUESDAYJul 241:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Master Inspired Art Workshop: Mary CassattJul 246:00 pm
Popcorn & a MovieJul 251:00 pm
Amateur Photography ContestJul 259:00 pmEntries due July 24 & 25
TECH THURSDAYJul 261:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Adults Night Out with the Alans Live...and Crafts for Kids!Jul 267:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYJul 311:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Photography Contest ReceptionJul 317:00 pmEntries due July 24 & 25
Coffee with the EditorAug 110:00 am(Marsha McKenna)
Jazz ConcertAug 16:30 pm
TECH THURSDAYAug 21:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYAug 71:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Midwest America with Chef Sarah MentzerAug 75:00 pm
Midwest America with Chef Sarah MentzerAug 76:30 pm
TECH TUESDAYAug 77:00 pmto 8:30pm
TECH THURSDAYAug 91:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupAug 103:00 pm
Bridge ClubAug 1312:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYAug 141:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketAug 143:00 pm
Bluebirds in Summit CountyAug 147:00 pm
TECH THURSDAYAug 161:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Cut the ClutterAug 167:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYAug 211:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYAug 217:00 pmto 8:30pm
TECH THURSDAYAug 231:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupAug 243:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYAug 281:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYAug 301:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Altered Book JournalingAug 306:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYSep 41:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYSep 47:00 pmto 8:30pm
Morning Star BluegrassSep 47:00 pm
Coffee with the EditorSep 510:00 am(Marsha McKenna)
Jazz ConcertSep 56:30 pm
TECH THURSDAYSep 61:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Bridge ClubSep 1012:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYSep 111:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketSep 113:00 pm
The Wonderful World of OwlsSep 117:00 pm
The Sky's the Limit!Sep 127:00 pmwith Astronaut Mike Foreman
TECH THURSDAYSep 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The Wright BrothersAug 1310:00 amBook discussion
The Wright BrothersAug 132:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Small Great ThingsAug 67:00 pmBook discussion
Letters from SkyeSep 107:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Life We BuryJul 247:00 pmBook discussion
Last Days of NightAug 287:00 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
Battle of the Books 2014Battle of the Books 201441Our team of 4 teens had tough competition in this year's battle against Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library teams. Akron won the battle and Stow came in third.
Teen
07/28/14
Blue Radio concertBlue Radio concert13Local teen rock band Blue Radio performed an acoustic concert at the library. They were short one member (their drummer) so they were not their usual amped selves.
Teen
07/22/14
Cool Crafts for TeensCool Crafts for Teens10A small but enthusiastic group of teens came to make bottlecap necklaces/magnets, learn how to weave on a CD, and create a duct tape wallet.
Teen
07/15/14
ToshoCon3 2014 StowToshoCon3 2014 Stow103Our semi-annual anime mini-con for teens, with cosplay and art contest, anime screenings, drawing workshop, panels and more!
Teen
06/28/14
Lifesize BattleshipLifesize Battleship32"You sunk my battleship!" Teens played a giant sized version of the popular boardgame.
Teen
06/14/14
HS Book Club Field Trip 2014HS Book Club Field Trip 201435The library's high school book club members came to the public library for their last meeting of the year. They got to play a QR Code Scavenger Hunt, Book Speed Dating, and eat pizza as well as discuss the last book of the year. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding the club and the pizza!
Teen
05/07/14
Dessert Extravaganza 2014Dessert Extravaganza 2014139Our annual Library Foundation fundraiser at Roses Run Country Club, with desserts, appetizers, and a silent auction.
Adult
04/24/14
Peeps Diorama Contest 2014Peeps Diorama Contest 201436Our first annual Peeps Contest, in which kids, teens and adults created little shoebox-sized scenes representing their favorite books! Winners received plush Peeps and target giftcard prizes.
Adult,Children,Teen
04/15/14
Spike's Place Grand Reopening 2014Spike's Place Grand Reopening 201445With facepainting, balloon animals, snacks, iPads to play with, wild animals to meet, and a juggler, Spike really knows how to show off her new place in the children's room of the library!
Children
04/05/14
Silly Saturday 2014Silly Saturday 201446Our annual April Fool's Day scavenger hunt for all ages: these are the "silly things" we did to the library, for patrons to discover! The player or team who found the most things won a $75 BAM giftcard, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Adult,Children,Teen
03/29/14
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