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Library Expands FREE Museum Pass Program to Include the First Ladies’ National Historic Site

February 20, 2019 (Canton, Ohio) – Now you can bring history to life while you explore unique exhibits showcasing America’s first ladies for FREE with a museum pass from Stark Library.

The National First Ladies’ Historic Site offers a glimpse into presidential history with a tour of the Ida Saxton McKinley Home and is the foremost repository of research and information about the significant role, contributions, and even fashion trends of First ladies throughout US history. Your Stark Library card grants you free site tours and discounts on gift store purchases and educational programs.

“We’re excited to partner with the National First Ladies’ Historic Site to offer free admission with our museum passes,” said Marianna DiGiacomo, Community Services Director. “It’s a great way to bring history to life and learn about extraordinary women, past and present. We hope to continue adding enriching partners to this program.”

Stark Library has been offering museum passes since 2017 and started out with free family passes to explore the Canton Museum of Art, one of Ohio’s premier museums for visual arts experience and education. The two-week family pass to the museum entitles guests to unlimited free admission to all exhibits, free opening night parties, special events, and discounts on Artisan Boutique purchases, museum art classes and ticketed special events. The Library is thrilled to expand this offering by partnering with the First Ladies’ National Historic Site and hopes to continue to add new partners to explore.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with the Library to provide local families with the opportunity to learn about the significant role of First Ladies of the United States.  This is a fantastic way to offer access to local history, as well encourage enthusiasm for national history.  We are proud to join in the mission to grow imagination, introduce new ideas, and maybe even help a guest find a new interest,” said Jennifer Highfeild, President and CEO of the National First Ladies’ Historical site.

For hours of the National First Ladies’ Historical site or to make tour reservations please visit FirstLadies.org or call 330.452.0876 after you print your free passes from the library. Library cardholders can visit their local branch to check out a museum pass or visit StarkLibrary.org/Museum or call 330-452-0665 to learn more.



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark 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 more than 240,000 residents, annually circulating nearly 4 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 166,000 attendees and provides 220,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch. In 2017, Stark Library served nearly 2 million visitors at all locations and online.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The SmartStore, 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, passport services and the StartSmart School Partnership.

For locations, hours or more information visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330.452.0665.

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