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Swing into Spring Moves to Friday, May 17th!

The date for our "Swing Into Spring" event has changed. It is now scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change, but we hope that the May date will allow more people to enjoy a festive evening of dining and dancing. If you purchased tickets for the original date (March 16), we will contact you soon to ask whether you can join us in May or would prefer a refund. If you couldn't be with us for the original date, you now have another chance to Swing into Spring with the Akron Big Band. We are accepting new reservations.

  • To be held at St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, 144 - 30th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709
  • Dinner and dancing w/Akron Big Band performing
  • 6:00pm     Doors Open
  • 6:30pm     Appetizers
  • 7:15pm     Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00pm     Akron Big Band
  • Silent Auction, Basket raffle, 50/50 raffle
  • Promises to be a delightful evening

Click the "find out more" button to download a reservation form.

Find out more

Additional Information:

Ticket price: $40/single or $75/couple

Cash or check only

Please place order by May 10, 2019.

Paid tickets will be held at the door.

Mail ticket order w/payment to:

Friends of the Library

Attn: Swing

715 Market Ave. N

Canton, OH 44702

All proceeds benefit the Stark Library.

Akron Big Band in action

Akron Big Band in action

About Us

How We're Helping


 The Friends of the Stark Library is a dedicated organization whose mission is to assist and promote the Stark Library through volunteer efforts. FOL is making a difference in our community as we:   


  • Underwrite Stark 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" fundraisers
  • Compile folders and other items for the Spark Program
  • Partner with Stark Library in Special Community Events such as the Poetry Contests and First Friday Celebrations
  • 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
  • Provide Tri-County High School Academic Challenge with medals and meals
  • Act as advocates and ambassadors for the Stark Library

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team.

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."  

Throughout our history, funds have 

been raised through:

  • Used Book Sales
  • Contributions
  • Life Memberships
  • Annual Memberships
  • Social Events
  • Gift Shop Sales

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 Future:
Our future depends on current members and new memberships. By joining the Friends, you indicate your support of the Stark Library, a vital community resource. Volunteer opportunities are available if you desire. 

Thank You


So many opportunities for you to get involved!

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporting friends like you. 


 Thank you for choosing  to join us and help support our Stark Library.

Our Leaders:

Kathy Kling - President

Sherry Seybert - Past President

Joellen Esber - Vice President
Mary Anna Kling - Secretary
Louise Moore - Treasurer
Carmella Jeffries - Past Treasurer
Carol Boydston

Marcia Cussen

Chrisi James

Linda Moledor

Marilyn Nagle
Chris Sbaraglia

CEO/Executive Director-Stark Library
Mary Ellen Icaza

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

SCDL Friends of the Library

715 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44702

(330) 458-2630


Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 3pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed