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Events - 2 Month View

Children Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
VIRTUAL Peeps Diorama ContestMar 3112:00 am
Toddler Story Time - CanceledMar 3110:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledMar 3110:45 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 19:45 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 110:15 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Lapsit Story Time-CANCELEDApr 111:00 amFor babies not yet walking; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 210:00 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 210:45 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Apr 310:30 amActivities for 4 and 5 year olds. No registration required.
Silly Saturday Story Time - CANCELEDApr 410:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6; no registration required
Bow Wow Book Buddies - CANCELEDApr 51:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children ages 5-11.
4-5-Year-Old Story Time - CanceledApr 610:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 611:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 710:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 710:45 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 89:45 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 810:15 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Lapsit Story Time-CANCELEDApr 811:00 amFor babies not yet walking; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 910:00 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 910:45 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
Toddler-Preschool Movement Time - CANCELEDApr 1010:30 amNo registration required
Silly Saturday Story Time - CANCELEDApr 1110:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6; no registration required
4-5-Year-Old Story Time - CanceledApr 1310:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 1311:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Chess Club - CANCELED 3/18Apr 136:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 1410:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 1410:45 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 159:45 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 1510:15 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Lapsit Story Time-CANCELEDApr 1511:00 amFor babies not yet walking; no registration required.
After School Adventures Club - CanceledApr 154:30 pmRegistration required
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 1610:00 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 1610:45 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
Drop-In Craft - CanceledApr 1710:00 amDrop in between 10 AM and 1 PM
Storybook Theater - CanceledApr 1711:00 amRecommended for ages 2-5. No registration
Silly Saturday Story Time - CANCELEDApr 1810:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6; no registration required
Bow Wow Book Buddies - CANCELEDApr 191:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children ages 5-11.
4-5-Year-Old Story Time - CanceledApr 2010:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 2011:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 2110:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Toddler Story Time - CanceledApr 2110:45 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 229:45 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Walking Babies Story Time-CANCELEDApr 2210:15 amFor walking babies to 24 months; no registration required.
Lapsit Story Time-CANCELEDApr 2211:00 amFor babies not yet walking; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 2310:00 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
2-5-Year-Old Story TimeApr 2310:45 amFor ages 2-5; no registration required.
Stories and Stretches - CanceledApr 2410:30 amA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities. Please bring a towel and wear socks.
Silly Saturday Story Time - CANCELEDApr 2510:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6; no registration required
Bow Wow Book Buddies - CANCELEDApr 261:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children ages 5-11.
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!May 110:30 amActivities for 4 and 5 year olds. No registration required.
Free Comic Book DayMay 29:00 amto 4:30 pm
Lunch & Learn A Series for FamiliesMay 211:10 amChildhood Development: What is Typical?
Bow Wow Book Buddies - CANCELEDMay 31:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children ages 5-11.
Toddler-Preschool Movement Time - CANCELEDMay 810:30 amNo registration required
Mother's Day Drop-In CraftMay 910:00 amDrop in between 10 AM and 1 PM
Drop-In Craft - CanceledMay 1510:00 amDrop in between 10 AM and 1 PM
Storybook Theater - CanceledMay 1511:00 amRecommended for ages 2-5. No registration
Stow Tree FestivalMay 1610:00 amCelebrate trees 10 AM - 12 PM
Bow Wow Book Buddies - CANCELEDMay 171:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children ages 5-11.
Chess Club - CANCELED 3/18May 186:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Stories and Stretches - CanceledMay 2910:30 amA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities. Please bring a towel and wear socks.

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
VIRTUAL Peeps Diorama ContestMar 3112:00 am
Chess Club - CANCELED 3/18Apr 136:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Free Comic Book DayMay 29:00 amto 4:30 pm
Chess Club - CANCELED 3/18May 186:30 pmto 8:30 pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
VIRTUAL Peeps Diorama ContestMar 3112:00 am
Coffee with the Stow Sentry Editor - CANCELED April 1Apr 110:00 am
Popcorn & a Movie - CANCELED 3/18, 4/1Apr 11:00 pm
Jazz Concert - CANCELED April 3Apr 16:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5Apr 210:30 am
Stamped Leather Cuff Bracelet - CANCELEDApr 26:30 pm
Spanish Conversation Group - CANCELED 3/22, 4/5Apr 33:00 pm
Build A Better World with the Akron Zoo - CANCELEDApr 77:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5Apr 910:30 am
The Voyage of Apollo 13 - CANCELEDApr 146:30 pm
Popcorn & a Movie - CANCELED 3/18, 4/1Apr 151:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5Apr 1610:30 am
Spanish Conversation Group - CANCELED 3/22, 4/5Apr 173:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5Apr 2310:30 am
Antiques Appraisal - CANCELEDApr 286:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5Apr 3010:30 am
Spanish Conversation Group - CANCELED 3/22, 4/5May 13:00 pm
Free Comic Book DayMay 29:00 amto 4:30 pm
World of Tea: A Tea Talk & TastingMay 56:30 pm
Coffee with the Stow Sentry Editor - CANCELED April 1May 610:00 am
Popcorn & a Movie - CANCELED 3/18, 4/1May 61:00 pm
Jazz Concert - CANCELED April 3May 66:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5May 710:30 am
Digital PrivacyMay 77:00 pmTech Talk Series
Sushi WorkshopMay 126:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5May 1410:30 am
The Shawshank Redemption RevealedMay 147:00 pm
Spanish Conversation Group - CANCELED 3/22, 4/5May 153:00 pm
Popcorn & a Movie - CANCELED 3/18, 4/1May 201:00 pm
Family Folklore - CANCELED March 16 - April 5May 2110:30 am
Self-DefenseMay 266:30 pm
Spanish Conversation Group - CANCELED 3/22, 4/5May 293:00 pm

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Lost Roses-CANCELEDApr 1310:00 amBook discussion
Lost Roses-CANCELEDApr 132:00 pmBook discussion
The Whisper NetworkMay 1110:00 amBook discussion
The Whisper NetworkMay 112:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Burial Rites --CANCELEDApr 67:00 pmBook discussion
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love--CANCELEDMay 47:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love-CANCELEDApr 287:00 pmBook discussion
EducatedMay 267:00 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 2016Battle of the Books 201633Our intrepid team did their best, trying to answer questions from the four Battle Books, but in the end, Akron took the championship this year. The battle took place at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The books were: Peak by Roland Smith, Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans.
Teen
07/25/16
Photo Contest Winners 2016Photo Contest Winners 201636Our 8th annual Photo Contest had 140 entries, by teens and adults; here are most of the winning photos. Our contestants submit 5x7 matted photos to the contest, so that we can display the entries in the library for two weeks. Winners receive ribbons, certificates, and cash prizes courtesy of the Friends of the SMFPL.
Adult,Teen
07/19/16
Stow Fourth of July Parade 2016Stow Fourth of July Parade 201620Library staff marched in the annual parade, handing out candy next to our library's Outreach Vehicle.
Adult,Children,Teen
07/04/16
Patron Appreciation Day 2016Patron Appreciation Day 2016100Our day-long series of activities for the whole family (formerly called Pride in Library Day) included an author signing, balloon twisting, face painting, magic show, free ice cream, a jazz band concert, and just for teens and tweens, some fun outdoor games on the library lawn.
Teen
06/30/16
Pet Show 2016Pet Show 201632Children and their families brought pets to the library for our annual animal-palooza!
Children
06/29/16
Children's Events Summer 2016Children's Events Summer 201666
Children
06/25/16
ToshoCon 5 Anime Con 2016ToshoCon 5 Anime Con 2016128Teen anime fans from Stow, Munroe Falls, Hudson and surrounding areas spent an evening at the library watching their favorite shows, competing in a ramen-noodle-eating contest and a cosplay contest, and doing other fun activities revolving around Japanese animation.
Teen
06/17/16
Mindy McGinnis Author VisitMindy McGinnis Author Visit16
Teen
04/13/16
Peeps Diorama Contest 2016Peeps Diorama Contest 201658Kids, teens and adults created scenes of their favorite books using marshmallow peeps, and competed for prizes (peeps merchandise and books, and Target giftcards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library). Winners were revealed and the "Peeple's Choice Award" given at the Peeps Party.
Adult,Children,Teen
03/23/16
Stow-aways photographsStow-aways photographs95These photos were taken from the Stow-aways scrapbook. Stow-aways: Memories of the Past is a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the 1978 classes of Garnet Byrne, Workman School (Stow High School). This scrapbook contains photos taken during the interviews.
Local History
03/17/16

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.
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