2018 Annual Fol Meeting

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Annual Meeting for 2018 included a presentation by Jean McFarren, the recently appointed Interim Executive Director of the Stark County Library. She updated the FOL members on the sound foundation and expertly run Stark County Librarysy system. We were sent off with confidence in the future of the our library.


by Dr. Heather Farrington

​Monday, September 25, 2017

​What is it like to be a museum curator?  Dr. Farrington's presentation was a virtual tour of the Cincinnati Museum Center’s animal collections and provided some insights into life at the museum which is housed in the historic Union Terminal train station. She even brought some of her "critters"!

2017 Stark County Local Authors

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. 

The authors highlighted this year were:

Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II :

David Wagoner, with a poem on a childhood memory from 1928:

Julie Lindsey, a local mystery author:

Tim Botos, with a famous story from the Canton Repository:

Ted Gup, the investigative reporter with a personal book about a family secret connected to Canton, The Secret Gift. We're providing you with a link to a video on the making of the book, which is to say, the unearthing of the secret of the suitcase:


Currently, you can still read last year’s authors at:

The library website for the 2015 tributes to our Stark County writers is:



by Richard Haldi

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A local history buff, Richard Haldi, told the story of Canton millionaire H. H. Ink's dream of building a grand theater for his community, and of how a young housewife from Malvern helped save it from imminent demolition on its 50th birthday in 1976. A full-color souvenir book was on sale by a Palace representative.

The Places We Find Ourselves

by Diane Kendig

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Poet, writer, translator, editor, and teacher is how Diane describes herself. We know her as a local published author who is a loyal FOL member. She shared poems distilled from her life experiences and detailed the back stories that inspired the poems. Her dramatic presentation captivated her very attentive audience. Can you believe she taught creative writing to inmates in prison for 18 years? 


Monday, October 30, 2017

We  appreciate our faithful volunteers so much that we planned a lovely luncheon for them. Delicious food and pleasant conversation was cause for many smiles. Thank you, loyal volunteers!

Recent events

sponsored by Friends of the Library

Valentine Treats for our SCDL Staff

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


As ;you can see, it was very hard to decide which treats to claim. So many to choose from... We are glad to honor our library family members and show them how much we appreciate their hard work as they serve our community. Thanks, staff, for your efforts.

victorian vignettes

by Sally Whiston

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sally shared with us about life in the Victorian age, when life was vastly different from our lives in the 21st century. Dressed as a Lady of the era, Sally explained customs and practices of Victorian culture. What a fascinating presentation.