Library Announcements

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

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Our library joins with the American Library Association and other public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a library card. Patrons who sign up for a library card anytime during the month of September will receive a sweet treat! To sign up, patrons 18 and older must present a photo ID with current address. If the ID does not have the current address, please provide a personal check or piece of mail forwarded by the post office for proof of current address.

Announcing the winners of our Peeps Diorama Contest!

Our annual diorama contest really took off this year, as there were 40 entries! Wow! We opened up the theme to include not just books but also movies, history, current events, videogames, or anything (as long as it is family-friendly). And our peeps artists responded with some amazing ideas! Prizes were peeps merchandise (like giant stuffed peep toys) and $20, $15 and $10 Target giftcards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Photos of all of the entries can be found here and the winners in each category are:

Children:

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Checkout and stream video to your computer or mobile device!

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  Did you know that new movies are just a few clicks away with your library card?  

  Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library offers two ways to stream video right to your computer or mobile device.

  Hoopla and the Ohio Digital Library both offer streaming content, playable through a desktop media player (Windows Media Player for example) or mobile app. Just sign in with your library card to access movies, TV and music!

Hard to Find Item? Try SearchOhio!

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SearchOhio provides access to a catalog of more than ten million items, searchable from our Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library catalog. Search our catalog for your selection, and if the item is not available, you will be referred to the SearchOhio catalog. In addition, you can search for research papers and journal articles in OhioLINK.