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The Discover Your Library Second Annual Benefit was held at the library on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Many thanks to everyone who worked, donated, and volunteered to make that evening a success! This year, proceeds raised will be used to refresh the Teen Central section of the building.  So far, $4,210.44 has been raised for that cause, including a $1250 pledge for a matching donation from the Friends of the Library.
Our hope is to update and brighten Teen Central so that it is a more functional and welcoming space for teens.  If we invest $20,000 into the space, we will be able to:

  • Upgrade lighting to a more functional level
  • Replace worn furniture
  • Remove wall covering which is about 30 years old and apply a fresh coat of paint
  • Repurpose space currently occupied by wall-mounted magazine storage which is no longer needed
  • Add charging stations for Chromebooks and other devices

If you are interested in supporting this project, donations are welcome.  Contributions to the Library, as described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, are “charitable contributions” and are deductible under Section 170(a)(1) of the Code.  If you would like to make a year-end gift, you may send a check to the library and indicate “Teen Central” in the memo to restrict your gift to this project.  For questions or additional details, please contact the Library Director Julianne Bedel at 330-745-1194 ext. 1430 or

UPDATE - 3/5/2018
We are pleased to share with you that the Barberton Community Foundation has awarded us a grant in the amount of $4,500 to help in refurbishing Teen Central.  Specific plans for update the space will be announced soon.



Donate to the Library
The Library is a hub of knowledge, culture, and communication.  We strive to make it a source of lifelong learning and community pride.  Your charitable financial contribution is most welcome and helps us to realize this goal.  Gifts of any size are most welcome and help to assure a vibrant future for the library in the Barberton community.  Your generosity can help:

  • Support literacy and lifelong learning
  • Promote art and culture
  • Build library collections
  • Fund library special projects and programs

A memorial donation may be made to commemorate any special occasion such as the birth of a child or to honor the life of a special person.  Memorial book plates are placed on items to commemorate the gift. 
A will or trust may designate a particular gift to the library.  Such contributions can take the form of money, stocks, bonds, real estate or other types of assets.  It is also possible to give a percentage or excess of your estate, after all the other terms of the will or trust have been satisfied.  We are happy to work with you to determine the best way to manage your gift.  Please contact Julianne Bedel at 330-745-1194, ext. 1430 or
The Barberton Public Library is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio as recognized under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3375. As such, contributions to the Library, as described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, are "charitable contributions" and are deductible under Section 170(a)(1) of the Code.  Please consult your financial advisor for specific information.