New Fees & Fines


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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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.


Lego FestLego Fest47
Anime Club Cosplay 2010Anime Club Cosplay 201018Members of the club enjoy coming dressed as anime cartoon characters, or as original characters, and at one meeting we also had a show and tell about a visit to Japan.
Helping Hands Peace programHelping Hands Peace program44This program and project were made possible through a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant. The program consisted of music, storytelling and dance on the International Day of Peace, with international cookies and a chance for attendees to make a handprint to add to the quilts being made for refugee families.
Dessert Extravaganza 2010Dessert Extravaganza 2010365th Annual Dessert Extravaganza held at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Sept. 18 2010
2010 Photo Contest Winners2010 Photo Contest Winners11Some of the winning photos from adults and teens in this year's contest. Winners received cash prizes and ribbons, donated by the Friends of the SMFPL.
Mockingjay Book PartyMockingjay Book Party8To celebrate the release of Hunger Games vol. 3: Mockingjay, we held our own Hunger Games. After a trivia contest and a Cornucopia Challenge, we talked about the books, and gave away three copies to lucky winners.
2010 Battle of the Books2010 Battle of the Books21Stow's book quiz team defeated 4-time champs Twinsburg in a dramatic come from behind victory on the last question! Go team!
Silly Banz Show & SwapSilly Banz Show & Swap19Kids gather to show off their Silly Banzs.
Foam PartyFoam Party117Teen Summer Reading is winding down with a foamy splash at our Foam Party!
2010 Chess Tournament2010 Chess Tournament15Students in K-11th grades competed for trophies in our annual chess tournament.

Meeting Room Application


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

Barbara Krans Jenkins' Art on Display


Akron, Ohio artist, Barbara Krans Jenkins graduated from Kent State University, 1965 (B.A. Science in Education, Art, K-12). After teaching two years and while raising a family of 4 children, she free-lanced from her home doing calendars, logos, magazine illustrations, pet and home portrait commissions and art shows.

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