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THE SMART STORE - Where Everything is FREE!

THE SMART STORE™ is an unexpected way of describing a library, but think about it. Doesn't it make perfect sense? You go to stores everyday to buy things to make your life better. Some of the things you buy are for pleasure, some are basic necessities like food and clothing, and still many are for your personal education and improvement. We all want to be SMART!

At the Stark County District Library, we believe you are constantly seeking to improve your life. That is our mission. To help our community ... start, stay and share SMART. And we do so for FREE!

START SMART™

We start smart with the youngest in our community...our children. Our START SMART focus is designed to help families teach their children strong reading and basic life skills. This early childhood development mission allows us to provide FREE programs, events and many other resources to help parents develop in their children a lifelong desire to learn.

STAY SMART™

Most of us would describe ourselves as smart. And that's why we offer a second focus in our mission: lifelong inspired learning. But there are many in life who don't have access to resources that keep us on the learning track. The Stark County District Library offers all of its primary resources for FREE — books, ebooks, DVDs, periodicals, genealogy research, and much, much more. Just perform a quick search on this website and you won't believe how many resources are available on just about any topic you can dream of!

SHARE SMART™

Finally, it is incumbent on all of us — and an obvious privilege of being smart — to share our smarts with the community around us. Our third focus in our mission, community development, is inspired by the fact that each of us at some point in time needs a helping hand. Our community outreach mission manifests itself in the Bookmobile, community assistance programs, and the resources we offer on our website that bring people in touch with their community through their local branches.

We hope you find what you're looking for at THE SMART STORE. If not, please contact us in person, by phone or by email at one of our branches, or by using any of the contact forms available throughout the website.

  • Tech Tuesdays

    Main Library

    SCDL Technology Trainers and IT Specialists present various technology "I didn't know you could do that" demonstrations at each session. Click here to see what we'll be talking about.

  • Smart Scene is here!

    Summer 2015 Program Guide

    The latest Smart Scene is here! Find fun and FREE activities at your library. Pick up a copy at your nearest SCDL location or read it online.

  • Minecraft Mondays

    Perry Sippo Branch

    Grades 4–8: Bring your device and join with others to build cool, new biomes in Minecraft worlds. Must have Minecraft app and WiFi enabled device. Click for dates and more information.

  • LEGO® Club

    Find one near you!

    Imagine, create and build with LEGO bricks, which will be provided. Find a LEGO® Club near you.

  • Gardening Programs

    Get ready for Spring with your Library!

    We have free programs about shade gardens with Master Gardener Rita Mullet, and all about edible weeds with Master Gardener Rudy Moyer, and Joan Wiseman will address the method known as rotation gardening. Click for a list of free gardening programs.

  • SUMMER READING 2015!

    Children and teens: Challenge yourself to reading 40 days in a row this summer, and win prizes and giveaways for your progress! Get more info here or at your favorite library.

  • BikeSmart

    Stark County's Bike Share Program

    Yes, it's true. Your Stark County District Library has bike's you can borrow FREE for all library cardholders.

  • Summer Concert Series

    at the Exploration Gateway

    Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and live music FREE at the Perry Sippo Branch and Exporation Gateway this summer.

  • Meet Linda Castillo

    New York Times bestselling author

    New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo will discuss and sign her newest book, an Amish mystery thriller that takes place in Holmes County. Books will be available for purchase.

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