New Board Member

Chris Sbaraglia

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




    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.

    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



    FOL BOARD MEMBERS:
    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

    Director-SCDL

    Tena Wilson


    Main Library Manager

    Megan Johnson


    Office Manager

    Carol Simon