About the Friends

Friends of the Stow Munroe Falls Public Library

Friends Officers 2016-2017 Friends Annual Meeting Friends book sale - Barb Book Sale Friends Library staff at Fourth of July parade

Join the Friends

Membership in the Friends of the Library is only $5 for individuals or $10 for an entire family. Membership applications are easy to fill out and are available at the library or online.

What are the Friends Doing?

The mission of the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is to focus public attention on library functions, services, facilities and needs, and to provide resources and equipment not available from public funds.

Support for Library programs

The Friends of the Library provide funds for many of the Library's public programs. These funds pay for speakers, refreshments and prizes for various events. Here are just a few of the programs the Friends have cosponsored:

  • "Getting Started: A Crash Course in College Planning"
  • "Battle of the Books"
  • "Amateur Photography Contest"
  • "Popcorn & a Movie" series
  • "Essential Oils 101"
  • "Holiday Cooking"
  • "Eating in Season at the Farmers Market with Chef Giulia"
  • "Antiques with Jason Adams"
  • "Navigating the College Search Process"
  • "A Cook & A Book"
  • "Monet: Master Inspired Art Workshop"

Staff Appreciation and Support

  • Two dining tables, chairs, sofa and easy chairs for Staff Lounge
  • Refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave for Staff use
  • Water cooler in Circulation Office
  • Funds supporting staff enrichment and education
  • Polo Shirts for recognition at community events
  • New paper cutter for the Public Relations Department
  • New money saving disc cleaner for Technical Services

Special purchases for the Library

  • Flag pole outside the Library
  • Bert Bell Garden in front of the Library
  • Television set in the lobby
  • Events Monitor by the elevator
  • Lectern in the meeting room
  • Geochron Clock
  • Special shelving and electronic sign in the Teen Area
  • Storage case in the History Room
  • Large display case outside Children’s Room

For more information read our NEWSLETTERS.