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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.)

We Celebrated Local Authors Week

April 4 - 9, 2016 

The Stark County District Library asked local writers to share a passage of their writing on the theme of "Place." The following writers' responses about Northeast Ohio places ranged widely, from Canton's Mother Gooseland to an imaginary and yet very real library; from a beloved grandparents' home at Christmas to spring at Sippo Lake. Our writers this year are two novelists, two poets, a creative nonfiction writer, and a journalist.  The  postings are:

Lisa Beazley, novelist 
Molly Fuller, creative nonfiction writer 
Gary Brown, Canton Repository journalist 
Theresa Gottl Brightman, poet
Audrey Lavin, novelist 
David McCoy, poet 

Check out the SCDL webpage https://starklibrary.org/home/events/stark-county-local-authors-2016 to learn more about these local authors and to get a taste of their writings.