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National

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Stark County District Library

2009 Annual Report


The Job Fair and Workshops continue to be a high attendance program highlighting resumes, online job searching, and employment opportunities.

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Library Board of Trustees James M. Conley, president Robin Austin, vice president Steven O. Pittman, secretary John Mroczkowski Shawn O’Brien Susan Rodgers Wanda Young


General Statistics Circulation: 3.9 million Library Visits: 1.6 million Library Donors $UWVLQ6WDUN -DQH%L[OH\ *HRUJH'HXEOH)RXQGDWLRQ *HQHDORJ\'HSDUWPHQW3DWURQV ,Q0HPRU\RI6DOO\0DUVK

Total Borrowers: 159,346 Programs Presented: 8,178 Program Attendance: 184,395

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Pups and Pages is one of our most popular programs. Children read stories while a licensed therapy dog listens, and gets in a few snuggles, too.


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The Stark County District Library Foundation raises funds to financially support and advance the mission and values of the library. The Foundation has received donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses which have been used to support library programming and to build an endowment fund. Ted Allen, cookbook author and Food Network star, was the featured guest at the Foundation’s 2009 fundraising event, Ted Allen Talks Taste.

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Stark County District Library 2009 Annual Report