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Host Your Next Meeting at Stark County District Library For Free

June 9, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Every group needs an occasional off-site meeting place, but it can be expensive to book and difficult to find one that suits your organization’s needs. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a better option? There is! One of Stark County’s best kept secrets: free meeting rooms at Stark County District Library.

"A lot of people assume our meeting rooms are only available for community groups or individuals, but that’s not the case. Any group is welcome,” said Jen Welsh, Community Libraries Director. “We love seeing groups of all types and sizes using our facilities to share ideas.”

Free meeting spaces are available at all library branches to any group – businesses, non-profits, community groups, clubs – regardless of affiliation, in a variety of sizes and capabilities throughout Stark County. Options (depending on location) include tables and chairs, AV equipment, whiteboards, kitchenettes, set up assistance, sound equipment, and TVs. 

Another new feature the library added recently are projection capabilities —many rooms  come equipped with a projector installed, but portable projectors are  available for all rooms upon request. 

Meeting rooms and capacities include:

Main Library:
McKinley Room (Capacity: 80 with just chairs; 40 with tables and chairs)
Innovation Center (Capacity: 50 with just chairs; 20 with tables and chairs)

DeHoff Memorial:
Meeting Room (Capacity: 40 with just chairs; 22 with tables and chairs)

Lake Community
Meeting Room (Capacity: 35 with tables and chairs)

Madge Youtz:
Meeting room (Capacity: 47 with just chairs; 25 with tables and chairs)

Lower Level  (Capacity: 57 with tables and chairs)
Main Floor (Capacity: 17 with tables and chairs)

Perry Sippo:
Program Room (Capacity: 40 with just chairs; 24 with tables and chairs)

Plain Community:
Upstairs (Capacity: 35 with tables and chairs)
Lower Level (Capacity: 120 with tables and chairs)

Sandy Valley:
Meeting Room (Capacity: 50 with tables and chairs)

To book a meeting room, simply call 330.452.0665. Room options vary by branch and are first come-first served; so please indicate what equipment is needed when making a reservation. Meeting rooms are available during regular library hours. For more information visit



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit

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