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.”

Carol Simon's Retirement Party

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

​Lots or hugs and reminiscing

Good memories

Book Donation Reminders

We accept book donations at the garage on Monday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m. or when a book sale is in progress.  FOL volunteers are there to help unload the books.  Small containers of books may be dropped off in the Gift Shop during regular hours.  





Evening with Friends

Notes from the Great American Songbook
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Our guests enjoyed the musical artistry of nationally recognized Kevin DiSimone, who has collaborated with famous musical names such as Barry Manilow, Carly Simon, and Bette Midler, has written and produced hit songs, and has appeared on national television. Performing with him and his trio was the accomplished vocalist, Hilary James DiSimone.​ In addition, we dined on delicious  hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and beverages.

Welcome, Peggy Beck

Our new Office Manager

Get To Know....

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.

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