Library Announcements

New Story Time at Home Videos

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Are you ready for Shark Week? Miss Amanda has new stories and songs for you, all about summer and...SHARKS! Visit: bit.ly/2EyNEuZ

Winter Reading Challenge

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Win prizes for reading this winter! Adults, teens, and children can join the Winter Reading Challenge which runs through February 28.

45 Days to Love Your Library

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Do you love the library? Brighten our turtle Spike’s day – write her a valentine and tell her why you love the library! You can send a message on Facebook, email prgroup@smfpl.org, or visit the library and drop a message in Spike’s mailbox. We’ll share your best messages on social media and by Spike’s tank. And who knows – maybe Spike will write a valentine back to you with a sweet treat attached! 

Mitten Line

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Make winter a little warmer for kids in need! Please bring unworn children’s scarves, hats, or mittens to Spike’s Place to add to our mitten line by Wed., Dec. 20. Items will be donated to Good Neighbors. Thank you for your generosity.

Drug Addiction Affects All Ohioans: Know the warning signs

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Know the facts:

Accidental overdoses kill over 11 people every day 

in Ohio.

Opiate pain pills, fentanyl, and heroin are all opioids.

One in five Ohio residents knows someone struggling with heroin addiction.

Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects 

of an opioid overdose.

Media Literacy

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Can You Spot Fake News?

Consider the source

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact information.

Read beyond

Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story?

Check the author

Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?

Supporting sources?

Click on those links. Determine if the information given actually supports the story.

Check the date

Avoiding Charity Scams

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Can You Spot Charity Scams?

Following a tragic event, there is often an outpouring of support for victims, and there are those who will attempt to take advantage. Before you open your wallet, consider these tips:

Avoid pressure tactics

Be wary of emotional appeals, such as “urgent” or “critical” from unfamiliar organizations.

Watch out for similar names

Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations.

Avoid paying cash

Summit County Advisory for Seniors: Watch out for Scams!

Learn more about how to prevent criminals from targeting senior citizens with phone, mail, e-mail and door-to-door scams, from Summit County:

Scams Targeting Seniors

Adult Program Proposal

  Thank you for your interest in presenting a program at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. We are always looking for programs that will be of interest and benefit to our patrons. Please scroll down to complete the entire form below. We will review your proposal and contact you shortly.

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