Our Mission Statement

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is
dedicated to fostering a love of reading, viewing,
and listening in our community, empowering
individuals of all ages and backgrounds to build
a more informed, engaged, and connected community.


Our Vision

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library as
a vital and inclusive community hub
where everyone can explore, discover, and connect.


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Our Values

Accessibility: We believe everyone should have equal access to the information and resources they need to succeed. We are committed to providing a wide range of materials and services that are inclusive and reflective of our community's diverse needs and interests. 

Inclusivity: We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community and to provide services and programming that are inclusive of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. 

Education: We value lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge. We are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to explore new subjects, gain new skills, and discover new passions. 

Service: We are committed to providing excellent service to our community and working in partnerships with community organizations to meet the needs of our community. 

Innovation: We embrace new technologies and ideas to improve our services and to ensure that our library remains relevant and responsive to the changing needs of our community.

Partnerships: We believe in the power of partnerships to create a positive change in our community and are committed to building strong, collaborative relationships with community organizations, educators, businesses, and other stakeholders. 


Board Of Trustees

Mr. John J. Preston, President

Mrs. Karen Flanagan, Vice-President

Mrs. Rosemary Rooker, Secretary

Dr. James Darrach

Mr. Don Essex

Dr. Julie McIntosh

Mr. Roger Miller

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Mr. John J. Preston, Mrs. Rosemary Rooker, Mrs. Karen Flanagan, Dr. Julie McIntosh, Mr. Roger Miller, Dr. James Darrach 

Not pictured: Mr. Don Essex          


The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at the library


July Board of Trustees Agenda


Public Participation Policy and Public Participation Form

     Public Participation at Board Meetings is based upon the library’s Public Participation Policy. If a resident of Hancock County, Ohio wishes to participate they shall register at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance by submitting this form or give notice of their name, address, and group affiliation to the Public Relations Coordinator at or 419-422-1712.



Director, Sarah Clevidence 

Director Sarah Clevidence



Assistant Director, Joel Mantey 

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Adult Services Department


Manager: Joel Mantey 419-434-1474 


Book Cellar


Manager: Emilee Whetstone


Circulation Services Department


Manager: Kayleen Kroeger 419-434-1485


Community Relations Coordinator

Heather Rhoads 419-434-1480


Extension and Outreach Department


Manager: Kayleen Kroeger 419-434-1485


Facilities Services

Manager: Larry Hammond 419-434-1477


Fiscal Officer/Records Officer

Rachel Rader 419-434-1478


Deputy Fiscal Officer

Kelly Conine 419-434-1478


Genealogy Department


Genealogy Associate: Justin Crawfis 419-422-4553


Human Resources CoordinatorDepartments

Charlie Ervin 419-434-9473


Information Technology Manager

Courtney Ward 419-434-1481 


Media Services Department


Manager: Lynnette Coppler 419-434-1475


Tech Services Department

Manager: Holly Brandi 419-434-1432


Teen Services Department


Teen Services Associate: Jen Hoadley


Security Services


Manager: Mike Martien


Youth Services Department


Manager: Brittany Lutes 419-434-1484





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