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

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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 ScrapbookStow-aways Scrapbook32Stow-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
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.

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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