Publisher and

PowerPoint classes

The library will offer Publisher and PowerPoint classes in May. A current Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card is required to take computer classes. Classes are free of charge.

PowerPoint 2 will be offered May 21 at 10 a.m.

It is mandatory to have a ticket to attend the class. Tickets will be given out half an hour before the class begins. For more information on what is covered in the classes or a listing for all classes to be taught in May, stop by the Adult Information Desk and pick up a computer class calendar and brochure.

Unclaimed Funds

Staff from the Summit County Fiscal Office will be at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check unclaimed funds records for residents upon request.

Unclaimed funds held in the Summit County Fiscal Office Unclaimed Fund Account usually include vendor payments, real estate and personal property tax overpayments, court fees and costs and Sheriff sale proceeds.

Registration is not re-quired.


Douglas Adams

Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. The commemoration first took place in 2001, two weeks after his death on May 11, and since then has been extended to an annual event. On this day, fans carry a towel with them throughout the day. The towel is a reference to Adams' popular science fiction comedy series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Stop by the Adult Services department at the library May 25 with a towel and pick up a small prize for the effort.

Library closings

The library will be closed May 27 and 28 for Memorial Day holiday.

Class canceled

The "How to Use E-Mail" class scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 29 has been cancelled.

Les Roberts

Award-winning novelist and Northeast Ohio native Les Roberts will speak at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library on May 30 at 7 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room.

Roberts will discuss his new memoir "We'll Always Have Cleveland: A Memoir of a Novelist and a City."

A book signing will follow the program.

Pre-registration is necessary and attendees must have a ticket. It is mandatory to have a Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card to get a ticket.

Those who do not have a card can register for one at the Circulation Desk prior to program registration. There is a limit of two tickets per family. There is no phone registration.

Register and pick up tickets at the Adult Information Desk. Extra parking will be available at businesses adjacent to the library.

Introduction to Yoga

Come to the library for a one time, basic Introduction to Yoga class for beginners.

The free class will take place June 5 from 11 a.m. until noon. Space is limited.

Reserve a spot by calling the Adult Information Desk at 330-6898-3295.

Those who have a sticky mat should bring one, and everyone should wear comfortable clothing.

Teen volunteer orientation

The Children's Department at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library needs teen volunteers to help with summer programming. The volunteer program is for students who have finished sixth grade and older.

Duties will include supervising games and activities, serving refreshments, setting up and taking down tables and chairs, craft material preparation and cleaning and straightening the children's areas. At the end of the summer, volunteers will receive a certificate for any service-hour credits.

References also can be given for future job applications.

To become a summer volunteer, attend an orientation June 7 at 4 p.m. or June 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Registration is not required. For more information, call Betsy Adams at 330-688-3295.


reading programs

Summer reading programs for adults, teens and children will begin June 11 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 chance to play "Clue," everyone's favorite mystery game. The library's Clue game features some interesting suspects.

Children can stop by the library on or after June 11 and 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 can't 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 your sheet and start all over again.

Check out the library's Web site at for updates on summer reading programs and summer activities.

Madden tournament

The next Madden NFL XBox 360 tournament will take place June 16 from 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. for ages 10 to 18 only.

Registration will begin May 31 at the Teen Information Desk. Space is limited.

The grand prize will be a $50 Best Buy gift card and second prize will be a $25 Best Buy gift card.

Free pizza will be provided for players. This is a single elimination tournament with opponents randomly chosen. Players may play any regular season team of their choice. Rules will be available at the Teen Information Desk.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Stow Munroe Falls Public Library and Family Video of Stow.

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 from June 19 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. Advanced registration is not required.

Reading Riddlers

School-age children can come to the library for a different surprise program Tuesdays at 2 p.m. from June 19 to 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.

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