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Friends of the Stark County District Library
Dedicated to promoting and supporting the Stark County District Library.

Our Mission:

To promote increased community awareness and use of the library.
To enhance services and projects.
To develop and maintain a volunteer program.

The Friends of the Stark County District Library is a dedicated organization whose mission is to assist and promote the library through volunteer efforts. FOL is making a difference in our community by:

  • Providing supplies and funding for Library programs
  • Providing scholarship funds for Library staff who are continuing their education
  • Serving as ambassadors for the Library throughout the community
  • Providing funding for professional development and training opportunities
  • Funding facility improvements and additions
  • Supporting levy campaigns
  • ​Volunteering at Library programs
  • Raising money through monthly Used Book sales and on-going book sales at our Gift Shop.
  • Supporting projects such as Books for Babies, Academic Challenge, and Poetry Month events.

Our future depends on current members and new memberships. The Friends of the Library welcomes new members who are interested in making a contribution to our mission and helping our Library meet the needs of our community.

(Click on the Facebook icon to visit the FOL Facebook page.)

Friends of the Library announces

two scholarship winners!

Ann Pukansky, Manager of the East Canton Branch will begin her practicum at Kent State University this coming fall.  Pukansky looks forward to studying in a different environment.  Both Olexa and Pukansky are earning their MILS degrees through Kent State. 

Kim Olexa appreciates the opportunities she receives as she moves from one area to another and  learns more about the library in every department.  Her interest in further schooling fuels the desire to help her children with their school-related tasks and library patrons with their questions and requests. Kim is married and has four sons.  Olexa says she  “…really enjoys working in the new book room and creating displays to satisfy reader curiosity.”

​They are finalized. Click here -- Upcoming Events page -- for details of the outstanding  spring programs being planned for you.

Thanks to Livvy Mull, our FOL Gift Shop is fully stocked and decorated. Stop in to see all of our new items for book lovers and readers. Shop local and support your library.

Save the date! Our Evening With Friends is Saturday, April 28, 2018. 

Notes from Decades of the

Great American Songbook

An entertaining presentation of our favorite melodies by The Kevin DiSimone Trio, featuring Hilary James DiSimone. 

Click here for more details.




We will greatly miss Carol Simon and her leadership skills, but we are happy to welcome Peggy Beck (right). We look forward to offering the same level of service to our customers, and to providing support for the Stark County District Library and its staff.

Change of Command

Retiring from service after 20 years as

FOL Office Manager: Carol Simon

Assuming command: Peggy Beck

Drop by to say goodbye and hello to these two lovely ladies.


Carol Simon's Retirement Party

Tuesday, May 1st from 2 - 4 PM

in the McKinley Room

Just come and say,

"Hello. Good-bye. We'll miss you to the moon and back."

No gifts are expected.

We will be having a few snacks.