Library Cards are ELEMENTAL!

When you think of your Library, what comes to mind? Do you think of a place where people can connect with others over an author event or a book club? A place where you can be a lifelong learner and brush up on the latest tech or learn a new language? Where you can stretch your creative muscles and explore a new talent or hobby? Your Library is doing all that and more!

Everyone who visits Stark Library has their own unique needs. Some need help job hunting, others want to do research, hang out and connect to the internet. From school readiness programs like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to author events, we’re here to help with whatever it is you need. The best part about it is that it’s all FREE with your library card!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have yours yet? If not, you’re missing out! It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make. It can even save you money—just borrowing 30 books can save you more than $500 a year! 

Here are five great perks of having a library card:

Get FREE eBooks and Audiobooks

Why are you still paying Amazonian prices for your favorite eBooks, audiobooks, and music when you can get it for FREE with your library card? Your card unlocks more than 1,000,000 eBooks and audiobooks, subscription-less eMagazines, and thousands of movies, TV shows, and albums.

Try Before you Buy!

You can test equipment— like a projector, car sensor code reader, embroidery sewing machine, radon detector, and even a 3D printer— with the Library of Things and Maker Studio, or research your next big purchase with Consumer Reports.

Become a Lifelong Learner

We want to help you become the best version of “you.” Develop your business and software skills with LinkedIn Learning,  keep up with on the latest tech with expert one-on-one help, or even learn a new language with Mango Languages.

Stay Connected

Connect with your favorite authors like our upcoming guest Stephanie Land, author of the book Maid, bestselling author, Sandra Brown, visit (or start your own) book club, or sign up to get personalized reading recommendations sent straight to your inbox.

Visit an Art Exhibit

Check out a free adventure pass and explore the arts and history of Stark County and beyond. That’s right! You can take in an exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art, explore the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, or visit Stan Hywet Hall and gardens – FREE with your library card!

Of course, you can always get books, movies, music, and video games. It’s easy to sign up! Just visit any branch or sign up online and start browsing our online collection instantly.

Please believe us, this time the unbelievable offer is actually real. Get carded and open a new world of digital entertainment, reading, and learning - anywhere, any time with any device!