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Community Organizations

Community Organizations


The Hartville Branch of the Stark County District Library opened in November 1960. It moved to share quarters with the Hartville Fire Department in 1977, then in October 2003, opened in its present location in the Lake Community Center, also housing Lake Middle/High School, and the Lake YMCA. With this move the branch was renamed the Lake Community Branch.

The library offers ongoing popular children's, teen, and adult programs in addition to providing books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and reference materials to library patrons.



The Friends promote and support the Lake Community Library by making the library's resources, services, and needs known to the community.  The Friends conduct an annual used book sale fundraiser, read at AlterCare, and maintain an Alphabet Garden.  They also oversee a library and provide book bags to children of seasonal families employed at the Hartville Migrant Center, and volunteer in countless ways as needed at the local branch.



The mission of the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, serving Hartville, Uniontown, and Greentown, is to create a positive environment to promote business success and growth, while reflecting the community's values.

The Chamber provides referral and networking opportunities, community resources, educational seminars, tourism marketing, healthcare discounts, and workers' comp savings. Membership is a tax deductible expense.



The Lake Township Historical Society, founded in 1994, is an active organization that regularly stages special events highlighting the history and heritage of the Township. Past popular events have included a Barn Tour, Home Tours, an evening dinner in a local privately owned estate, and an event recalling Hartville's early ties to the Longaberger Basket Company.

The Society has converted the former Greentown Library located at 3300 Myers St. into a museum and meeting room. Their permanent collection includes farming, commercial, home, and military items, manuscripts, published material, photographs, audio visual materials, and period clothing. New exhibits are presented regularly.


LIONS CLUB (Hartville and Uniontown Chapters)

Both Hartville and Uniontown have Lions Club chapters that promote community service and projects. In addition, the Hartville organization produces a Hartville phone book and participates in downtown Hartville events, while the Uniontown chapter sponsors a Student of the Month recognition program, and holds a popular annual August festival on the grounds of the Hartville MarketPlace. The Hartville Lion's Club, Uniontown Lion's Club in conjunction with the Lake Local Board of Education, sponsors a recogntion program October - April each year to recognize outstanding students, teachers, classified staff, and volunteers within the school district.