The Tuscarawas County Public Library System announces that it has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees due to the expired term of Ms. Joanne Limbach of New Philadelphia. This vacancy is one of three Board positions (out of seven) appointed by the Court of Common Pleas. Applicants for this at-large board position must be residents of the Tuscarawas County Public Library District in Tuscarawas County and live in the New Philadelphia school district.
Based upon Ohio Revised Code, trustees of County Library Boards serve seven year terms; the term for this board position will expire on 12-31-2026.
The Tuscarawas County Public Library consists of mobile services and five facilities located in New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, and Tuscarawas. The Board of Trustees currently includes representatives from each of these communities.
In 2018, customers of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System checked out and used 1.2 million items circulated more than 1 million items, answered more than 51,000 reference questions, and provided programs for over 23,898 people.
The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Main library in New Philadelphia. Applicants are asked to forward a letter of interest and resume of qualifications to Board President Mary Burns, in care of the Tuscarawas County Public Library, 121 Fair Avenue NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Individuals with additional questions are encouraged to contact the Library’s Director, Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, at 330/364-4474.