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Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library announces that Connor Marek, 14, of Stow, has won the Grand Prize in the library's Teen Winter Reading Challenge. He won a $25 Amazon digital gift card, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

The Library Is Open

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is open to walk-in traffic. Drive-Up Window and Curbside Service are also available. Library hours: Mon. – Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: Closed. For the latest information, visit www.smfpl.org/update.

Library Giving Day

April 7 is the third annual Library Giving Day - a nationwide event that gives library lovers like you a chance to elevate and support your local library. A one-time or recurring monthly gift to the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Foundation of $5, $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. Visit www.smfpl.org/donate to give a gift.

National Library Week

Join us in celebrating National Library Week April 4 – 10. Automatically enter to win a library-themed prize bundle when you check out materials. Visit our social media pages throughout the week as we highlight different community members and what the library means to them. Share your story with us and enter to win more prizes. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through access to technology, education, and programming.

Beyond Vital Records

There are many resources readily available to genealogical researchers, and the most interesting information is often found in unusual places. Join Local History Librarian, Gretchen Quinn on Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss different online and print resources to enhance your genealogy and family history research. A valid email address must be provided at the time of registration. To register, call 330- 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. Participants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link prior to the program.

Virtual Peeps Diorama Contest

Our annual Peeps Diorama Contest will be a virtual contest this year. Families and individuals can work together on creating their diorama and submit it from home. Your display can have any theme, as long as it is family-friendly. Email at least 2 photos of your entry (front and side view) to peeps2021@smfpl.org. Submit photos between Saturday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 6. All entries must be received by 8 p.m. on April 6. Prizes include toy Peeps, Peeps books, and Amazon e-gift cards. All entries will be posted on the library’s Facebook page on April 8. The photo that receives the most “likes” by 4 p.m. on April 12 will win the Peeple’s Choice Award. For complete rules, visit www.smfpl.org/peeps.

Book Chats

Have you missed talking about books as much as we have? Then join our librarians for bimonthly themed Book Chats to discuss recent releases, hot bestsellers, favorite classics, and much more. We will meet virtually using a Zoom chat room on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit smfpl.org/calendar. For technical assistance or any other questions, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4.

Carry-Out Crafts for Kids

Stop by and pick up a craft to take home. These craft kits can be picked up at the Drive-Up Window or curbside while supplies last. Crafts are intended for ages 2-8. Additional household supplies, such as glue and markers, will be required to complete the crafts.

Tween Take & Make Craft

Stop by and pick up a craft to take home on the fourth Saturday of each month through May, while supplies last. Crafts are intended for ages 9-12. Additional household supplies, such as glue and markers, will be required to complete the crafts.

Kindergarten Readiness: Home Activity Series 

You can prepare your 4- or 5-year-old child for kindergarten success by practicing the necessary skills at home, and Spike’s Place is here to help! Every month, we'll post stories, songs, and tips on our website. Activity kits will be available to pick up while supplies last. These activities will help your child practice skills recommended by the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. Visit www.smfpl.org/kindergarten for more information.

Story Time at Home

Do you miss Story Time? You can still enjoy stories and songs from home every Tuesday at 10 a.m. by visiting www.facebook.com/SMFPL. To access our full collection, go to www.smfpl.org//storytime.

Submitted by the staff of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.