Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library meeting and working at book sales

The Friends of the Library conducts book and puzzle sales throughout the year.  You may access details on upcoming sales on the Library Events Calendar.

In addition to the semi-annual sales, the Friends of the Library offers a daily book sale during regular library hours in the first-floor lobby. There are carts with gently used books for children, teens, and adults. Books are priced from $1 to $9. Cash payments may be dropped into the designated collection box next to the book carts. 

The Friends' Mission

The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in books, libraries and literacy; to focus public attention on library functions and services; to facilitate donations of books and other materials; and to encourage donations and bequests to the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library endowment fund.

The Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Library is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


  • Interim President - Joan Brower
  • Interim Vice-President - Penny Lutz
  • Treasurer - Judy Cohen-Baer
  • Interim Recording Secretary - Diane Bussan
  • Past President - Barbara Nelson
  • At Large Members - Joan Arborgast, Barb Beiling, Joanna Butler, Janet Dodson, Dave Hadley, Mary Lashomb, Hermine Meyer, Ian Oppenheim, Mary Paugh, Joanna Rocco, Ed Weisman

Activities and Events

  • Meetings are held at 2 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with the exception of December and July
  • Book Sales in spring, summer, and fall
  • Puzzle Sale in December
  • Donation Days in spring and fall
  • Daily sorting and boxing of donated materials
  • Annual Membership Meeting

Examples of Supported Programs and Projects

  • Children's Programs - Winter and Summer Reading Programs, Bubble Lady, Bunny Hop, Norio Haunted House Building, Touch a Truck
  • Teen Programs - Peeps Diorama Contest, Anime Club, High School and Middle School Book Clubs, Meet the Author programs
  • Adult Programs - Cooking Series, Antiques Appraisal, Musical Concerts (Malyuk Sisters), Speakers (Terry Pluto), Book Discussion Groups, Summer Reading Program Grand Prizes
  • Flagpole
  • Story Time Room Renovation
  • Library Building Replica at Safety Town (in conjunction with the Library Foundation)
  • Children's Room Grand Opening
  • Pop-Up Book Sales

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