In June, the Library will host representatives from local trade schools, technical colleges, and universities. Come meet them and learn what each school has to offer. High school graduates and future high school grads are invited.
Ages 13-18 can embark on a creative adventure. Find a place you like to visit--locally or on summer vacation--and submit your photograph of it to our summer contest.
On Tuesday mornings at 11 AM, take time to exhale and unwind in the community room during chair yoga.

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Mission Statement

The Girard Free Library strives to provide materials and services to assist the residents of the Girard service area in obtaining information to meet their personal and educational needs.  Special emphasis is directed to obtaining a variety of popular materials to meet the reading, listening, and viewing interests and demands of the community.  

Internet Use Policy

Consideration for others must govern your selection of Internet sites. The library is a public place with people of all ages free to use any part of the facility. Remember that your viewing of Internet sites is taking place in this public setting and may be monitored by library staff.

Library staff is available, as time permits, to provide basic assistance to help patrons access the Internet and begin a basic search. Training sessions will be provided periodically for interested patrons. 

Internet Use by Minors

Privacy Policy

The Girard Free Library website is provided for information purposes only; it does not collect personal information from website visitors.The website uses cookies to collect traffic data for analysis and Google Analytics to track general use, but it does not permanently record information about individuals and their visits.

While the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in the website is correct, complete, and up-to-date.


Fax # 330-545-8213

The cost to send a fax from the library is $1.00 per page (single-sided).  The library can provide a free cover sheet, and a member of the reference staff will send it for you.

Patrons may receive faxes for free.

Community Room

Community organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities may be permitted to use the library's meeting room by approval of the Director and/or Board of Trustees. 

As of May 1, 2009, all other organizations/businesses will be charged a fee of $25.00 for four hours or less and $50.00 for five or more hours. 

If possible, a reservation must be made thirty days prior to the use of the room. The room will be assigned in the order in which requests are received. 

Girard History

Table of Contents

  1. Project Participants
  2. Introduction
  3. 1800 - 1836 Agricultural Settlement
  4. 1836 - 1860 Founding of the Town of Girard
  5. 1860 - 1890 Industrial Expansion
  6. 1890 to the Present


Project Participants

Book Authors

  • Jane Harris
  • James Dale