Library Giving Day

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The Library Foundation has been working to raise $72,000 for a set of 24-Hour Book Pickup Lockers. We still need to raise $38,000 to reach our goal. Will you help us?
What are they?  They’re a set of lockers installed outside the library that patrons can use to pick up holds anytime. We’re hoping to raise funds by the end of 2024 and install the lockers shortly thereafter. The secure unit will include a self-service screen, a return bin, and 32 lockers. You’ll scan your library card to retrieve your items.
Who can use them? Anyone can pick up their holds from the lockers, but they will especially benefit people who struggle to get to the library during regular hours. How can I help? Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to the Library Foundation. Your gift will mean so much to everyone we serve. Make a gift today

As a library patron, you already support the library in an important way. Every time you check out materials or attend a program, you demonstrate to your friends and family how important the library is to you.

There's another way you can help elevate and support your local library. A one-time or recurring monthly gift to the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Foundation of $10, $25, $50, or beyond will support significant projects that improve the building and expand services. These are projects that fall outside the library's operating budget and transform the way people use the library.

The Library Foundation is currently raising funds for a set of 24-Hour Book Pickup Lockers to be installed outside the library. These lockers would allow patrons to pick up materials at the library after-hours. Similar to an Amazon locker, the secure unit would include a screen that allows for self-service, a return bin, and 32 lockers. In addition to 24/7 access, the Library Book Pick Up Lockers would allow greater privacy for patrons picking up materials on sensitive topics.

We are hoping to raise $72,000 for the project by next spring for the lockers to be installed in the fall of 2024. We still need to raise $38,000 to reach our goal. Will you help us? Click the button below to donate securely online. You will be redirected to the Library Foundation's donation portal. For additional ways to give to the Library Foundation, visit

Thank you for your support - you make our library possible.

About the Library Foundation

Your tax money pays for the day-to-day operations of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, but that's only part of the story. Meet the Library Foundation. The Library Foundation has two objectives: to raise money to fund significant projects that enhance the mission of the library, and to build an endowment that will carry on the legacy of the library.

Foundation projects have included:

Modular children's furniture
Furniture for the Children's Department
exterior signs
Illuminated exterior signs
Divided work tables with reading lamps
Connect Zone work table
Shelving and signs in Tween Spot
Shelving and LED signs for the Tween Spot
Library van
Outreach vehicle (in conjunction with the library)
Underwater mural in the stairwell
Underwater mural in the stairwell