The Children’s Outreach Services Team visits all 13 of the preschools and daycares in Stow and Munroe Falls on a monthly basis. We visit the following preschools and daycares: Children's Place, Tot's Landing, Childtime, New Hope, Small Steps - Big Strides, Kid's Country, Stow Alliance Preschool, Play and Learn, Stow Alliance Preschool, All Around Children, Kathy's Pre-School Center, Indian Trail, United Methodist Preschool, United Methodist Preschool and Holy Family.
We also offer deposit collections of materials for preschools and daycares that are delivered monthly. The following facilities receive materials: All Around Children, Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Indian Trail, Kid's Country, New Hope, Play and Learn, Small Steps - Big Strides, Stow Alliance Preschool, Tot's Landing.
In addition, we welcome preschools and daycares to the library with our Family Night Program. Daycares and Preschools may schedule one special night a year for their families to come to the library for an extra special story time with their Outreach Librarian.
We provide services to elementary schools with book talks, presentations about summer reading and other programs. Every May we present summer reading assemblies to all of the elementary schools in Stow and Munroe Falls.
Teachers can also contact us and request expertly-chosen materials for their classroom. We offer teacher loans on a one-time or recurring basis.
When time permits, we visit other local venues on a one time or ongoing basis such as local businesses, special events, and community spots. We have done story times at Corner Cup, Starbucks, Maplewood Pool, 2 Girls Bakery and Cafe, Cafe O'Play, Handel's and more. In addition, we have participated in community events including: Stow Summer Sunset Blast, Stow Munroe Falls Community Showcase, Stow 4th of July Parade, Munroe Falls River Day, and Munroe Falls Ice Cream Social.
We also take a selection of children's and adult books to our mini Laundromat Library at Laundry Time at 3760 Fishcreek Road in Stow. You can peruse these books while waiting for your laundry. We refresh these books each month so that you will never get bored with the selection!
In 2015 we did 308 programs for 9,641 people. In addition, we send out materials by request or on an ongoing basis to preschools, daycares, and elementary schools. In 2015 we sent out a total of 12,928 items for educational use and provided 360 items at the mini Laundromat Library at Laundry Time.
The Children's Outreach Services Team is here to help you! Miss Amanda coordinates outreach visits and Miss Evie coordinates teacher loans. If you are a teacher or help plan programs for children in Stow or Munroe Falls, contact us at 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to learn more about the services we offer.