Can You Help Us


Can You Help Us - "Fill Our Shelves"

Why is this necessary?

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is trimming its operating budget and reducing staffing hours to deal with the rapid decline in state funding. Since January of 2009, the Library has received a public library fund reduction from the State in the amount of $147,658. State funding accounts for 56% of our budget, with the balance made up from a 5-year local operating levy. Among other things such as a hiring freeze, reduction in the number of hours our library is open and unpaid furloughs for our workers, we found it necessary to cut our materials budget by 21%. This is roughly $85,000. How can we make up this hole in our collection of popular books? We need your help.

We know our wide variety of popular, uptodate materials is one of the reasons you come to our library, so we are asking for your assistance in building up our materials budget. You can do so by making a tax deductible donation to our library for our "Fill Our Shelves" Program.

All books purchased through this program will be identified with a "Fill Our Shelves" bookplate.

Our Promise to You

100% of the money generated through this fundraising project will be used to purchase the high-quality library materials you've come to expect from Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

Donations may be Tax Deductible

Contributions to the library may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.


Call Library Director Douglas H. Dotterer at 330-688-3295.

Our Mission

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.

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