Board Vacancy – NP and Strasburg

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System announces that it has two vacancies on its Board of Trustees.

The first is 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 December 31, 2026.

The second is due to the unexpired term of its Strasburg representative. This vacancy is one of four Board positions appointed by the Tuscarawas County Commissioners. Applicants for this position must be residents of the Tuscarawas County Public Library District in Tuscarawas County and live in the Strasburg area. The term for this position will expire May 31, 2025.

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 2019, customers of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System checked out and used nearly 1 million items. The library system also answered more than 52,000 reference questions and offered some 1,751 programs for which more than 48,000 people attended.

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 a completed trustee application 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.