New Board Member

Chris Sbaraglia

Our Past:
FOL was incorporated on July 17, 1979. The FOL Statement of Purpose said, "The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, literary, and education purposes."

Our Future:
Our future depends on current members and new memberships. By joining the Friends, you indicate your support of the Stark County District Library, a vital community resource. Volunteer opportunities are available if you desire.

Sherry Seybert - President

Kathy Paris - Past President

Kathy Kling - Vice President
Mary Anna Kling - Secretary
Louise Moore - Treasurer
Carmella Jeffries - Past Treasurer
Carol Boydston

Marcia Cussen

Joellen Esber
Nancy Farrington

Chrisi James

Roberta McGovern
Diane Merritt

Linda Moledor
Chris Sbaraglia


Tena Wilson

Main Library Manager

Megan Johnson

Office Manager

Carol Simon

Our Present:
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 as we:

  • Underwrite SCDL Library staff in-service day
  • Fund and volunteer for Books for Babies program established by FOL
  • Provide Staff Appreciation Events
  • Honor Volunteers with an Annual Luncheon
  • Present  PERKS, entertaining and informative programs for members and the public
  • Raise money through monthly used book sales, on-going book sales, and our Gift Shop
  • Provide equipment and services outside the library's budget
  • Support "Vote Libraries"
  • ​Sponsor Annual "Evening with Friends"
  • Compile folders and other items for the Spark Program
  • Partner with SCDL in Special Community Events such as sthe Poetry Contests and First Friday Celebgrations
  • Prepare packets for the Heritage Seed Project
  • Assist at Author Events by selling the author's books
  • Grant scholarships to library employees working toward a MLIS degree
  • Provice Tri-County High School Academic Challenge with medals and meals
  • Act as advocates and ambassadors for the Stark County District Library

Throughout our history, funds have been raised through:

  • Used Book Sales
  • Contributions
  • Life Memberships
  • Annual Memberships
  • Social Events
  • Gift Shop
  • Private donations & library discards

    Our Goals:

    • To expand existing activities
    • To increase our membership
    • To support new Library projects
    • To explore new fundraising projects
    • To provide programs supporting a life-long love of learning
    • To stimulate community interest and involvement in using Library services
    • To promote literacy