How We're Helping

How We're Helping

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

How We're Helping

How We're Helping

 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

How We're Helping

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 - Past President   

Joellen Esber -  President 

Mary Anna Kling - Secretary 

Louise Moore - Treasurer 

Carmella Jeffries - Past Treasurer 

Carol Boydston  

Marcia Cussen  

Dan Lowmiller

Roberta McGovern

Linda Moledor  

Marilyn Nagle 

Chris Sbaraglia

CEO/Executive Director-Stark Library 

Mary Ellen Icaza

2020-2021 FOL Officers


From left to right: Kathy Kling (Past President), Joellen Esber (President), Louise Moore (Treasurer), and Mary Anna Kling (Secretary)