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2013

A N N U A L REPOR T T O T H E C O MMU NI T Y

DIR E CTOR’S MESSAGE 2013 was my first full year as director, and it was a time of listening and learning. A vision began to grow, informed by those who use (and don’t use) the libraries, the Board, the talented library staff and our many library partners. We focused on early childhood literacy, lifelong learning, and community connections — while looking ahead to new opportunities.

T ENA W I LSO N Executive Director

2013

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Long known for promoting literacy, your library is evolving to promote the newest form: digital literacy. Electronic magazines, and streaming movies and music were added to the collections in 2013. Nearly 230 technology classes were attended by over 3,000 patrons, and nearly 2,600 online technology tutorials were viewed through our website in 2013. Your library is always open at www.starklibrary.org. We spent much time and effort in 2013 planning and creating an improved online experience for you. Look for it to be launched in the summer of 2014. Your library is a gathering place. In addition to fostering an environment for learning, entertainment, and self-improvement, the programs brought thousands of people together. A few of the programming highlights in 2013 included author visits by Rosemary Wells and Todd Blackledge, poetry contests and readings, ballroom dancing lessons, and the Dewey Decibel Tour Opening Act Contest. It is my hope that you will fully utilize the Library’s vast array of materials, digital resources, welcoming spaces, and enriching programs. While we accomplished much in 2013, stay tuned. Even bigger, smarter things are coming to your library.

PR E S IDENT’S MESSAGE Over two-thirds of Stark County residents own a library card. In 2013, 1.4 million Stark County District Library visitors borrowed 3.5 million items from the collections. These statistics defy any predictions of the demise of libraries and are evidence that libraries are vital to the community.

ST EV EN P I T T M A N President, Library Board of Trustees

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Collaboration was a key component of our 2013 achievements. Partnerships with organizations such as Harvest for Hunger, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, ArtsinStark, Stark County Job and Family Services, SARTA, Mercy Medical Center, Stark Parks, the Library Foundation, and our Friends of the Library groups advanced our outreach, contributions, and ability to make a difference. The Library is proud to be a part of such a generous and supportive community of residents, volunteers, organizations, and businesses. As always, foremost in our thoughts as we envision the future is the enrichment of the lives of our library users while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We do our best to operate the Stark County District Library in a prudent, fiscally responsible manner, which, in turn, results in a stronger library and a smarter community.

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trustees Pictured Left to Right

STEVEN PITTMAN President

SUSAN RODGERS Vice President

BERT NERO Secretary

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SUPPORTS THE STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY’S MISSION OF INSPIRING IDEAS, ENRICHING LIVES A N D C R E AT I N G CO M M U N I T Y.

Pictured Left to Right

BETH BORDA EDMOND MACK JOHN MROCZKOWSKI SHAWN O’BRIEN

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your store of knowledge is better than ever, thanks to supporters like you.

key donors

TO THE STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY Applebee’s - Apple American Group

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Ben Heggy Candy Company

Stark County District Library Foundation

Carpe Diem Thomas Chelpka Chick-fil-A - Store #01734 Chipotle Mexican Grill E. A. Mahoney Family Foundation Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Competitive Grant Friendly’s - Apex Eagle Hospitality In memory of Edra Litman In memory of Marcia Moorhead In memory of Barbara Spellman Institute of Museum and Library Services J & K Subway Restaurant Jackson Friends of the Library 4 Kids Clothing David Krantz Lake Friends of the Library Lucasfilm Company Store Main Library Friends of the Library Jenny L. Miller Marion Mills Charles and Julia Ostrout Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Ramseyer Farms Sandy Valley Friends of the Library Stark Community Foundation

Structured Employee Benefits of Ohio Taco Bell - Charter Foods Betty Toy Twice Is Nice Two E’s In A Pod Wendy’s - S Group Companies

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key donors TO THE STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS DAVID W A IK E M P resid en t

Mr. and Mrs. David E. Adante

Martha Klein Lottman

Emil and Kristine Alecusan

William and Sharon Luntz

Mary Ann Beck

Dan and Paula Mastroianni

Mrs. Daniel M. Belden

Rick and Jean McFarren

Better World Books

Ken McPeek

Anne M. Bretean

Daniel Meehan

Brewster Dairy, Inc.

Minerals Technologies Inc.

Michael and Mary Calnon

Mr. and Mrs. William Muzzy

JANET BAKER

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Charnovic

Dr. Don and Rev. Sharon Nichols

R IC HA R D B R IA N

Dr. and Mrs. Tim Conlan Linda Dahl Darlene Drage Dr. Jorge and Lynne Esguerra The Albert W. and Edith V. Flowers Charitable Foundation Ryan Fowler

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pittman

Closing Foundation assets

$229,740

Donations received

$21,156

MAU R E E N AT E R

MA RY BY R N E

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

J. Steven Renkert

B A R B COC K R OF T

from individuals, foundations, and

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Riegler

RYA N F U L ME R

businesses which have been used to

Chris and Denise Scala Dr. and Mrs. Edward Schirack Rachel Schneider

Judge Scott and Monica Gwin

Sam and Karen Simmerman

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support library programming and to begin to build an endowment fund. The focus in 2013 for the Library

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Schulman

MIC HA E L MA RVIN

Foundation was preparing and

Sadie Shaheen

D E N IS E S C A L A

planning for future growth.

L E S L IE K . S C HN E ID E R

A FRIENDraiser event held at the

Superior Beverage Group Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vail Jr.

K E VIN SMIT H

Jim and Darlene Violet

R OB VA IL

Helen Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wells

DA R L E N E VIOL E T

Mrs. Michael Kane

Mrs. B. J. Wilkins

Kismet Foundation

Jim and Linda Wilkins

Dean G. and Jane G. Lauritzen Philanthropic Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilkof

Mr. Carl and Dr. Audrey Lavin

$185,913

PPi Graphics

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Goehring

Jackson Township Lions Club

J E A N N E F R E ITAG Trea surer

Opening Foundation assets

MA RY C A L N ON

David and Jeanne Freitag

Michael Hill

PAU L A MA ST R OIA N N I Sec reta r y

LIBRARY FOUNDATION FINANCIALS

John and Tena Wilson Dr. and Mrs. J. Richard Ziegler

MA R C IE W IL L IA MS C A N DY ZE IG E R

Main Library was co-hosted by the Foundation and the Friends of the Library in May.

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Photos courtesy of DesignGroup, Columbus, Ohio.

STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY 2013 FINANCIAL STATISTICS

2013 LIBRARY STATS

General Fund Receipts

Items Borrowed

3,506,134

Cardholders

166,546

Total Items Available

1,013,832

Downloadable Items Available

252,589

Physical Items Available

761,243

Library Visits

1,404,000

Programs

8,155

Public Library Fund (PLF)……………………………………………………………… $6,390,872 Property and Other Local Taxes……………………………………………………… 6,296,317 Intergovernmental…………………………………………………………………… 1,109,203 Patron Fines and Fees…………………………………………………………………… 233,940 Earnings on Investments…………………………………………………………………… 4,358 Services Provided Other Entities…………………………………………………………… 76,899 Contributions, Gifts and Donations……………………………………………………… 9,509 Other Receipts……………………………………………………………………………… 82,373 Total General Fund Receipts……………………………………………………… $14,203,471 General Fund Disbursements Salaries………………………………………………………………………………… $6,101,755

Program Attendance 171,677

Employee Benefits…………………………………………………………………… 2,561,513

Computer Use

285,639

Supplies………………………………………………………………………………… 239,665

Website Visits

505,904

Downloadable Items Borrowed

139,026

Rents and Leases — Buildings and Equipment…………………………………………… 85,650 Utilities…………………………………………………………………………………… 239,575 Professional Services…………………………………………………………………… 271,648 Communications and Publicity………………………………………………………… 229,713 Maintenance — Buildings and Equipment…………………………………………… 1,008,613 Other Purchased and Contracted Services…………………………………………… 174,173 Library Materials and Information…………………………………………………… 1,616,406 Capital Outlay…………………………………………………………………………… 259,927 Other Disbursements……………………………………………………………………… 51,072 Total General Fund Disbursements………………………………………………… $12,839,710 Excess of Receipts over Disbursements……………………………………………… $1,363,761 General Fund Transfer Out……………………………………………………………… (250,000) Beginning Balance at January 1, 2013………………………………………………… 969,010 Ending Balance at December 31, 2013……………………………………………… 2,082,771 Reserve for Encumbrances……………………………………………………………

$696,430

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INSPIRE ENRICH

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SHARE community libraries Main Library 715 Market Avenue N

North Branch 189 25th Street NW

DeHoff Memorial Branch 216 Hartford Avenue SE

Perry Sippo Branch 5710 12th St NW

East Canton Branch 224 North Wood Street

Plain Community Branch 1803 Schneider Street NE

Jackson Township Branch 7487 Fulton Drive NW

Sandy Valley Branch 9754 Cleveland Avenue SE

Lake Community Branch 565 Market Avenue SW

Bookmobile Services 715 Market Avenue N

Madge Youtz Branch 2921 Mahoning Road NE

2013

A N N U A L REPOR T T O T H E C O M M UN I T Y

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