Library Announcements

Posting: Library Trustee Position

Are you passionate about the importance of libraries and want to help shape our library's future?

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is now accepting applications for a January 1, 2022 appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Linda Sutherland, Fiscal Officer
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
3512 Darrow Road
Stow, Ohio 44224

In order to be considered for this appointment, all resumes must be received on or before Friday, January 28, 2022.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is now Fine Free

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We believe in providing access to knowledge for all. 

Eliminating fines for overdue materials means more people in our community have greater access to our library’s vital materials, resources, and services. Late fines, no matter how small, are a very real and significant burden for some individuals. These kinds of financial barriers can discourage many people who rely on the library, which means they can’t access books required for schoolwork, use public computers or job resources, or simply have a safe, open, welcoming space to visit.

2021 Poetry Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Poetry Contest. Click the file attachment below to read the winning entries.

Children:

  • Violet Rumburg, 1st place "A Perfect Day in Nature"
  • A. J. Rumberg, 2nd place "Flying Birds"
  • Nora Flaker, 3rd place, "Falling Leaves"

Teen:

The Library is a Golden Buckeye Card Sign-Up Site

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The Ohio Department of Aging's Golden Buckeye program connects Ohio businesses with older adults and people with disabilities. The businesses offer cardholders special savings, such as discounts, waived fees, free products or services, and more.

Age 60 and older

If you have a current Ohio Driver's License or State ID card, you should automatically receive your Golden Buckeye Card from the Ohio Department of Aging. Look for it during the month before your 60th birthday.

Book It On Metro

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Ride FREE* on METRO fixed-routes with your library card on the first Thursday of every month. Visit akronmetro.org for schedules and more information.

*Up to two children, age 5 and under, can ride free with an adult showing a valid library card. Free rides are not valid on METRO SCAT/Paratransit, Call-A-Bus, or NCX. 

Toothpaste Drive for Bulldog Bags

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Help support Bulldog Bags, Inc. Full-size tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes are needed. Please bring your donation to the Checkout Desk.


BULLDOG BAGS, INC. is an all-volunteer managed, community non-profit organization that addresses food insecurity in children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. The organization grew out of a movement by members of the Stow-Munroe Falls community, including school district and city officials, who recognized that some children in the SMFCSD did not have adequate meals on the weekend.

Library Update COVID-19

Important Update on Library Service

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is open to walk-in traffic. Drive-Up Window and Curbside Pickup Service are also available.

Library Hours

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 AM - 9 PM
Fri.: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat.: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 1 - 5 PM

Drive-Up Window and Curbside Service ends 15 minutes prior to closing.

Summit County Community Resources

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Are you or is someone you know experiencing a crisis?

United Way of Summit County 2-1-1 Helpline

The United Way’s 2-1-1 is a powerful tool available to address needs in real time. This free, non-emergency telephone number can connect you to vital health services and human resources. Call specialists are waiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information about the full range of available community services.

Dial 211 for the Summit County Community Resource Directory, or visit www.211summit.org

Service Animal Access is Protected by Federal Law

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What is a service animal?

Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

 

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.