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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Stark County District Library (FOL) are dedicated organizations whose mission is to assist and promote the Library through volunteer efforts. The FOL is making a difference in our community as they:

  • Underwrite staff training
  • Provide Staff Appreciation Events
  • Sponsor informative programs and events for members and the public
  • Raise money through used book sales
  • Provide equipment and services outside the library's budget
  • Support "Vote Libraries"
  • Grant scholarships to library employees working toward a MLIS degree
  • Support projects such as The Novel Event and Poetry Month events
  • Promote literacy for infancy to teen

The Stark County District Library has incorporated, 501(c)(3) Friends of the Library groups at:

Booster clubs are active at our other locations, including:

  • East Canton Branch 
  • Sandy Valley Branch
  • 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.

  • 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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