reading programs

Summer reading programs for adults, teens and children are under way at the library. The theme is "Get a Clue at Your Library."

As in past years, adults can read books or listen to books on CD, tape or Playaway and fill out entry forms. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

Teens entering the seventh-grade through high school are eligible for prizes for reading or listening to books, magazines and graphic novels.

Several mystery-themed programs will take place throughout the summer.

Adults and teens will have a chance to play "Clue," everyone's favorite mystery game. The library's Clue game features some interesting suspects.

Children can stop by the library to sign up for the summer reading program. They will receive a reading record that can be used to record all the time spent reading this summer. Prizes will be awarded each time a reading goal is met.

Children who cannot yet read can record time spent being read to by a parent or other adult.

The Book Bingo game will give children more opportunities to win. Pick up a game sheet at the library, read the appropriate books, turn in a sheet and start all over again.

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Book donations

are needed

Donations of books, especially paperbacks, and other materials are needed for the Friends of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library mini book sale, which will take place during Pride in Your Library Day June 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations may be brought to the front check out desk during regular library hours.

Annual Pet Show

The annual summer pet show is set for June 27 at 7 p.m. Children can sign up to bring a pet to the show. All kinds of pets are welcome at the show. Those who don't have a pet are invited to stop by to see all the animals.

Registration is under way.

Preschool Puzzler

Children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver can come to the library for a different surprise program each week Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

The program runs through July 24. Activities will include music, storytelling, crafts and much more fun.

Take a look at clues that will be posted each Wednesday, solve the mystery and guess the activity that will happen the following week.

Space may be limited. Arrive by 10 a.m. to pick up a special Spike the Turtle Pass to attend the program. Registration is not required.

Reading Riddlers

School-age children can come to the library for a different surprise program Tuesdays at 2 p.m. through July 24. The programs will include music, science mysteries and more. Take a look at clues that will be posted each Wednesday, solve the mystery and guess the activity.

Children must have already attended kindergarten to attend this program.

Space may be limited. Arrive by 10 a.m. to pick up a special Spike the Turtle Program Pass. No registration required.

Pride in

Your Library Day

Celebrate Pride in Your Library Day all day June 28. Prizes will be given to three random winners who check out materials at the front Circulation Desk. A display of watercolors by local artist Denise Hart Daugherty opens in the Corner Gallery.

Other events include the Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room, a jazz concert by the Community Jazz Band on the lawn from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and a Geocaching program for all school-age children at 2 p.m. where they will learn to find hidden treasure around Stow and Munroe Falls and make a their own treasure box. Registration is required.

A "History of Stow" PowerPoint presentation will run from 1 and 4 p.m. in the Local History Room. Stop by to learn about the first 200 years of Stow History.

A Mystery Photo Search begins June 25. Photos taken in Stow and Munroe Falls will be on display in the Children's Room. Pick up a playing card and try to identify the location of each photo. Forms must be submitted by July 1 and the winner will be drawn from all correct entries July 2.

Get organized

Get the family organized and learn to manage the business of life with professional organizer Chris Perrow July 10 at 6:30 at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

This program provides tools and techniques for organization. Learn how to use a family calendar, help teach priority setting skills for children and manage the overflowing piles of school and "family business" paperwork. The program is free.

Stop by the Adult Information Desk to register or call 330-688-3295.

Where in the World

is Carmen Sandiego?

Needed: Someone to help find the world's most notorious criminal. Come to the library for "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" June 20 at 7 p.m. Children will be asked questions based on their age and grade level, and everyone will get a chance to play.

Catch Carmen and shut down her international crime syndicate. The program is for school-age children. Registration is not required.

Summer Bridge Club

Come to the library this summer for cards and conversation. The Summer Bridge Club will meet July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10 from 12:45 until 3:30 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room at the library.

There is no fee to join the club, but a small collection will be taken for refreshments, which will be served at the last gathering. For more information or to register, call Cheryl Nelson at 330-688-3295 or send an e-mail to

Bridge Club is co-sponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Stow Woman's Club.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-3295.