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Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

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

Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales

Summer Reading for all ages runs from June 1 – August 8. Readers of all ages can track books and activities to win prizes and earn chances to enter the grand prize drawings. If you registered for Summer Reading last year, simply log in and update your contact information. If this is your first time, create an account on the Beanstack app or at smfpl.beanstack.org. Need help signing up or logging books and activities? Stop by the library or call (330) 688-3295. The library will hold various outdoor events this summer. Visit www.smfpl.org/summer2021 for the full schedule and how to register.

Pet Show

Enter your pet in our virtual “Tails & Tales” Pet Show! Pet owners of all ages can enter this friendly competition. Email one or two photos of your pet to pets@smfpl.org between Monday, June 7, and Saturday, June 12. All entries will be posted on the library’s Facebook page on Monday, June 14. The photo that receives the most “likes” by 4 PM on Tuesday, June 15 will win the People’s Choice Award and a $50 Pet Supplies Plus gift card. Library staff members will award each pet a virtual certificate. All winners will be announced on social media in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 16. For the full list of contest rules, visit www.smfpl.org/petshow.

Spot Spike the Library Turtle

Every week, a cutout of Spike, our library's turtle, will be hiding at an area park or local business. Visit the library's Facebook page for clues, and log it as an activity on Beanstack when you find her! Questions? Give us a call at (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or 5.

Summer Birds of Northeast Ohio

Did you know that more than 50 species of birds travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles each spring just to raise a family in Northeast Ohio? Join Matt Valencic from the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. as he showcases 50 species of “Summer Visitors” with 180 photographs of adult birds, babies, nests and habitats. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. A valid email address must be provided at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link prior to the program.

We’re Hiring

The library is seeking a full-time library associate for our Children’s Department. Position duties include working the service desk, outreach to local preschools and elementary schools, weekly story times, and other programming opportunities. For more information and how to apply, visit www.smfpl.org/library/joblist.

ToshoCon: Teen Anime Celebration

Join us for an online event celebrating anime for teens ages 12 – 17 on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. This virtual event will be held via Zoom and will consist of a variety of fun activities including breakout discussions, a cosplay contest, an art contest, and trivia. Win digital Amazon gift cards! Registration is required, including a valid email address at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email with their Zoom invitation link the day before the program. This program will not be recorded. To register, visit www.smfpl.org, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4, email teenlibrarian@smfpl.org, or stop by the library. To enter the Anime Art contest, email your original digital art or a digital photo of your art (largest size resolution file possible) to the same address, by June 16.

Puzzle & Game Sale

Don’t miss the fantastic bargains on pre-owned puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Puzzle & Game Sale on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These items are in beautiful condition ready to present as gifts complete with ribbons and bows. This sale is free and open to the public. Face masks required are optional and occupancy will be limited. Proceeds from this sale will be used to support library programs for all ages.

Bulldog Bags Toothpaste Drive

Help support Bulldog Bags, Inc. and our community. Full-size tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes are needed. Please bring your donation to the Checkout Desk. Bulldog Bags, Inc. is an all-volunteer managed, community non-profit organization that addresses food insecurity in children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. Bulldog Bags, Inc. was incorporated and obtained its 501(c)(3) status in 2015 to seek to reduce hunger on weekends for students on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, or otherwise qualified, by providing the breakfasts and lunches on the weekend that they miss by not being in school.

Carry-Out Crafts for Kids

Stop by and pick up a craft to take home each Friday of the month. 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 second and fourth Saturday of each month in June and July, 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.

Story Time at Home

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