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Massillon Public Library, its Branches and Bookmobile Closed for Staff Enrichment Day Monday, October 9

The Massillon Public Library, Barry Askren Branch in Navarre, Pam S. Belloni Branch in Brewster and the Bookmobile will all be closed on Monday, October 9th for a Staff Enrichment Day. All library locations will reopen at their normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 10th.  For more information, please call the library at 330-832-9831, Ext. 311, [...]

By | 2017-09-20T14:58:17+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

PRISM Award Recipients Announced by Massillon Public Library

The Massillon Public Library has announced the winners of its prestigious PRISM awards. The 29th annual presentation honored Performance Recognition in Schools of Massillon, spotlighting outstanding leadership, citizenship, scholarship and other noteworthy accomplishments. Students are nominated by teachers, parents or friends and chosen by a selection committee. During the awards presentation in the Massillon Public [...]

By | 2017-06-01T15:00:10+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Massillon Public Library Receives Grant Allowing Purchase of 13 NABI Tablets

Thanks to a grant from the Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund, under the umbrella of the Stark Community Foundation, the Massillon Public Library will purchase thirteen 20-inch NABI tablets loaded with children’s educational apps. Library Director Sherie Brown saw these devices at the Ashland Public Library and has since heard of [...]

By | 2017-05-31T20:46:56+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Massillon Public Library’s Archivist Awarded 2016 Kenneth Carroll Prize

Massillon Public Library’s Archivist, Dr. Barbara Wittman, has been awarded the 2016 Kenneth Carroll Prize for her publication, “Mary Bordon Rodman’s Register of Publick Friends, 1656-1804,” in the journal Quaker History, (Spring, 2015). The Register, preserved in the Rotch-Wales Archives of the Massillon Public Library, lists the names of 185 female Quaker ministers from England [...]

By | 2017-03-28T15:12:30+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|


In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the Massillon Public Library invites all local bards to submit their original poems to be entered into our eleventh annual poetry contest. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3-8, grades 9-12, and adult.  A $75 gift card to Books-a-Million will be awarded to [...]

By | 2017-03-06T20:36:29+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Massillon Public Library Offers Seed Packets to its Patrons

Evidence of Spring is already pushing through the soil, and along with books about gardening, Massillon Public Library patrons will be able to choose free seed packets beginning March 1. Through partnering with several agencies, StarkFresh has distributed 10,000 packets of seeds throughout the community to individuals, groups and community gardens as well as supplement [...]

By | 2017-03-06T20:31:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Massillon Public Library Invites Readers to an Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Between February 1st and March 31st, the Massillon Public Library invites adults to be part of the 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program. Readers who successfully complete the challenge will receive an Adult Winter Reading Challenge tote bag and will be entered into a grand prize drawing! The challenge includes reading five books of your choice, including audiobooks [...]

By | 2017-02-08T13:36:22+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Barry Askren Branch Library presents Virtual Gingerbread House Contest

With their gumdrop roofs and candy cane fences, making gingerbread houses together creates family time during the holidays, where the merry is in the making! Barry Askren Branch Library will accept photo entries for its Virtual Gingerbread House Contest from Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 23rd. You do not have to bring in your [...]

By | 2016-12-12T13:50:35+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Akron Zoo|

Massillon Public Library, Barry Askren Branch and Bookmobile Closed on Thanksgiving Day

The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East, in Massillon, and the Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library, located adjacent to the Towpath YMCA, in Navarre, will both close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th.  Both libraries will resume their normal operating hours on Friday, November [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:41:33+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Akron Zoo|