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2014 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

WELCOME TO THE SMART STORE


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the smart storewhere everything is free®

PR E S IDENT’S MESSAGE Our Library has an impressive history. Now positioned as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, it is poised to begin a new chapter in its institutional life, building on and magnifying its strengths in ways that can profoundly impact and enhance our community. The innovations undertaken during the past year will keep the Library relevant to individuals, businesses, schools and community partners in a world that is rapidly changing.

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

Make no mistake – what is best about the Library will endure. As a public library, this includes free and open access for all, an unshakable commitment to intellectual freedom, and a dedication to providing for the unique needs of Stark County. At the same time, the Board will continue to support the Library leadership in making changes that keep the Library’s facilities, collections and services appealing, up-to-date and relevant. This new direction has clearly captured the attention of community leaders, as reflected by the participation in last fall’s ChocoVino fundraiser, sponsored by the Stark County District Library Foundation. The black-tie event hosted at the historic Onesto Hotel honored the Friends of the Library and the Joseph A. Jeffries family. The Board gratefully acknowledges the many ways that the Foundation Board, the event committee and Chairs Ryan and Evrim Fulmer contributed to the success of this event. The Library is an exceptional steward of community resources, providing profound value in very cost-effective ways. The Board looks forward to continuing to guide, support and oversee the work of Library staff, leadership and volunteers in the exciting times to come.

DIR E CTOR’S MESSAGE What an exciting time to lead a public library! 2014 was a year of great motion for the Stark County District Library. In September, we officially launched The Smart Store, where everything is free®. This new way of thinking about the library artfully captures the Library’s special position as a vital and dynamic community institution, and the special responsibility that we feel toward the 240,000 Stark County residents we serve. By reimagining our Library as The Smart Store®, we aim to raise our profile in the community as a valuable and distinctive resource, offering a remarkable variety of activities, materials, services, spaces and technologies to all. T E NA W I LS O N Executive Director

To better serve our valued patrons and increase use of the Library, 2014 heralded another major innovation – the elimination of fines on overdue materials. This – coupled with simplified limits on checked-out items and increasing the number of times items can be renewed – exemplifies our determination to see our resources circulating vigorously throughout the county. While many libraries nationwide are experiencing declining use, we are encouraged to see increases in visits, circulation and program attendance. As we continue to innovate, our efforts are guided by three strategic points of emphasis: •  Start Smart – Build a critical foundation for the youngest members of our community with broad offerings that foster early childhood literacy and development. •  Stay Smart – Encourage a culture of lifelong learning, engaging the expansive interests of patrons of all ages. •  Share Smart – Embrace our unique role in the community as a place for engagement and civic dialogue, and energetically pursue community partnerships that enhance life in Stark County. If you are a regular patron, I thank you and welcome your feedback about how we can serve you better. If it’s been awhile since you visited, I invite you to come see what’s new at one of our 10 branches or many Mobile Library stops. You can also visit us online at the newly revamped StarkLibrary.org: sign up for a Library card, download a movie or digital book, listen to music, or put a book on hold – all while wearing your pajamas!


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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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key donors A Quality Facility Services

Ms. Cynthia Cryder

Dr. Audrey Lavin

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Samolczyk

Mr. and Mrs. David E. Adante

Mr. and Mrs. Scott DePerro

Leonard Insurance Services

Chris and Denise Scala

Emil and Kristine Alecusan

Employers Health

In Memory of Henrietta Looman

T. W. Schervish

Dr. and Mrs. Rafael Arsuaga

Dr. Jorge and Lynne Esguerra

Edmond Mack

Second Hand Treasures

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ash

Gary and Kay Feagles

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Marvin

Scott Talbot Salon and Spa

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Baker

The Albert W. and Edith V. Flowers Charitable Foundation

John Mroczkowski

Kevin and Linda Smith

Rick and Jean McFarren

The Carl S. and Sally A. Sorenson Charitable Advise

Ms. Judy Baston Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bauer Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management

David and Jeanne Freitag Mr. Phillip Graber Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Graner

The Belden Brick Charitable Trust

Judge Scott and Monica Gwin

Joanna Belden

H-P Products Inc – Paul Bishop

Black, McCuskey, Souers, Arbaugh, LPA

Mary Hagen

Laura Sirpilla Bosworth Mr. and Mrs. William Breall Anne M. Bretean Brinker’s International Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Michael and Mary Calnon Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Holzheimer Bolek & Meehan Architects, LLC

Mid’s Spaghetti Sauce Midwest Tape Ms. Patricia Miller Phillis Milligan Minerals Technologies Inc. Bertha Nero NiSource Corporate Services Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Humerickhouse

Northstar Asphalt

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Hunt

Harold O’Brien

Innis Maggiore Group

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Olivieri

Jane Williams Mahoney Philanthropic Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Paxos

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Janke Jeff’s Motorcars

Nick Changet JR. Jeweler

The Joseph A. Jeffries Co

Mary Cirelli

Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC

Barbara Ewing Cockroft

KFC - Kendall House, Inc

Mr. and Mrs. James Conley

Key Bank Foundation

Coon Restoration & Sealants, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kinney

Mr. and Mrs. David Cornet

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA

OBS, Inc

Ms. Arlene Perkkio Mr. and Mrs. Steven Pittman PNC Financial Group Mr. William Pohlman PPi Graphics Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Reiter J. Steven Renkert R.C. Miller Family Susan Rodgers

Standard Plumbing and Heating Co. The Stark Community Foundation Stifel Nicolaus Timken Timken Steel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vail Jr. Dr. Jim and Darlene Violet Dr. Barbara Volk Craig Waikem David Waikem Natalie and Michael Weinz Jim and Linda Wilkins John and Tena Wilson Ms. Margaret Wrensch Dr. and Mrs. J. Richard Ziegler


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FOUNDATION

LIBRARY FOUNDATION

STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FINANCIALS

2014 FINANCIAL STATISTICS

DAV I D WAI KEM Pre si d e n t

Opening Foundation assets

$229,740

Public Library Fund (PLF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,253,008

PAU L A M AST ROI ANNI S e c retar y

Closing Foundation assets

$357,152

Intergovernmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,330,150

J E A N N E F REI TAG Trea su re r

Donations, ChocoVino Proceeds and Other Income received $133,493

Patron Fines and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,990

MAU RE E N AT ER

Property and Other Local Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,429,549

K E V I N B U RWELL MA RY C A L NON B A R B CO CKROFT

The Stark County District Library Foundation raises funds to

Salaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,552,754

the library. The Foundation

Employee Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,604,148

individuals, foundations,

MI C H A E L MARVI N MI C H A E L POLNI K LE S LI E K . SC HNEI DER

Total General Fund Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,397,208

the mission and values of

RYA N F U L MER

AU DRE Y L AVI N

Other Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132,034

General Fund Disbursements

has received donations from

TO N Y L A M B OS

Services Provided Other Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,993

financially support and advance

J A M E S CONLEY

S COTT GWI N

Earnings on Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,871 Contributions, Gifts and Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,613

IN GRI D A RSUAGA J A N E T B AKER

General Fund Receipts

and businesses which have been used to support library

Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,968 Rents and Leases-Buildings and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171,518 Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263,045 Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444,044 Communications and Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282,001

programming and to begin to

Maintenance-Buildings and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 967,220

build an endowment fund.

Other Purchased and Contracted Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181,126 Library Materials and Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,970,517 Capital Outlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,639 Other Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,716 Total General Fund Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,942,696

KYLE S H E POSH K E V I N S MI T H R O B VA I L

Excess of Receipts over Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $454,512 General Fund Transfer Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (500,000) Beginning Balance at January 1, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,082,771

DA RLE N E VI OLET

Ending Balance at December 31, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,037,283

C A N DY Z I EGLER

Reserve for Encumbrances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $774,845


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library donors Amazon Smile Auntie Anne’s/CAB Twist Chick-Fil-A/Store #01734 Chipotle David Schauer E. A. Mahoney Foundation Friends of Stark County District Library Little Theatre Troupe In memory of Loretta Galica Jackson Friends of the Library Jackson Lions Club Jackson Township Community Improvement Corporation Lake Friends of the Library Lorraine Kessler Main Library Friends of the Library McDonald’s/Siegfried Enterprises Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Rotary Club of Canton Sandy Valley Friends of the Library Scheetz Stark Community Foundation Stark County District Library Foundation Structured Employee Benefits of Ohio Taggarts Wendy’s/Tromi Corporation

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Friends of the Library (FOL) groups support Stark County District Library through a variety of avenues. Eight library locations have designated FOL groups, including the Main Library FOL that supports the Main Library as well as the entire Library staff. The FOL volunteer networks were founded to support the mission and provide additional resources to the Library. FOL groups provide support to the Library in the following ways: • Providing supplies and funding for Library programs • Volunteering at Library programs • Serving as ambassadors for the Library throughout the community • Providing funding for professional development and training opportunities • Providing scholarship funds for Library staff who are continuing their education • Funding facility improvements and additions • Supporting levy campaigns The Library’s eight FOL groups have a great impact and serve as a valuable partner to Stark County District Library.


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IN 2014 OUR COMMUNITY BORROWED…

3,500,000 items from our

1,200,000 item collection during

1,500,000 onsite visits and

500,000 website visits.

THEY PARTICIPATED IN…

280,000 computer sessions and as

170,000 program attendees. They asked

144,000 reference questions and

103,000 have active cards.

ALL FROM… 200 staff at

10 locations and 6 mobile libraries.


START SMART STAY SMART SHARE SMART A NNUA L REPORT TO T HE C O M M U NIT Y

library locations 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

7 1 5 MA RK E T AV E N U E N O RT H CA N TO N , O H 4 4702 330. 452. 0665

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2014 Annual Report for Stark County District Library  

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