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.
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.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
Special programs at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in celebration of
National Library Week, April 11 - 17, 2010
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.
|Star Wars Party||65||About 150 "younglings" attended our Star Wars party, where they went through Padawan Training games to become "Jedi Knights"; played Star Wars videogames and Jeopardy trivia games; made character masks; and met costumed characters, for an afternoon of fun set in a galaxy far, far away.|
|Live Angry Birds Tournament||34||Tweens in grades 5 and 6 had a blast flinging stuffed birds at pigs hiding in block forts constructed by their opposing team. They also made a bird craft to take home, played games on the library's iPads, and had bird and piggy cookies for snack.|
|Teen Art Night||12||Teen artists spent an evening creating collage art out of magazines.|
|Foam Party 2012||220||Our annual foam fun was extended to younger kids this year, with less foam for the kids and higher foam for teens. Everyone had a bubbletastic time! Check out our videos on www.youtube.com/user/SMFPLTeenspace|
|Pet Show 2012||147||Enduring record-breaking heat, the library community brought their favorite pets for this fun annual event. There was lots of water for the animals to drink and everyone had a great time!|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament 2012||18||Twenty-four players in grades 5 and 6 competed in our Wii tournament. The GameStop giftcard prize was provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and GameStop store manager Dan Mulhall brought equipment and his expertise to help us have a great tournament.|
|Manga Drawing Workshop w/Mark Crilley||31||Mark Crilley, author of the three graphic novel series Akiko, Miki Falls, and Brody's Ghost, and the new how-to-draw book Mastering Manga, gave a workshop and hands-on drawing demonstration to library teens. Copies of his Brody's Ghost books were available for purchase, courtesy of The Learned Owl Bookshop, and he signed autographs for his fans. |
|2012 High School Book Club Field Trip||16||Our hs book club came to the library for their annual field trip. We discussed Bruiser by Neal Shusterman, played games and chose books for next year's club, and had pizza for lunch, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.|
|2012 Anime Art Contest||19||Teens submitted hand drawn and digitally created art of their favorite anime and video game characters, in our second annual contest. Winners received giftcards to Hobby Lobby for art supplies, courtesy of the Friends of the SMFPL.|
|Dessert Extravaganza 2012||47|
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.
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)
What to do with it?
Check your e-mail, surf the web, play games, do homework, and use the library services, of course.