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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | November 8th, 2016|Akron Zoo|

Special Meeting of Records Commission Committee of Massillon Public Library Board of Trustees

Due to Thanksgiving, the November meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Massillon Public Library will be the third Thursday of November, November 17th, at 4 p.m. Immediately preceding the start of the Board of Trustees meeting, there will be a very short meeting (starting at 4 p.m.) of the Records Commission Committee. For [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Akron Zoo|

Massillon Public Library, its Branches and Bookmobile to Accept Canned Goods and School Supplies During Food for Fines Drive

From November 15th through December 15th, the Massillon Public Library, its branches and bookmobile will accept non-perishable food items and/or new school supplies in lieu of fines. This fine forgiveness is for all overdue fines on your library record. Collection fees and charges for lost or damaged items are not covered through this drive.  The [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Massillon Public Library|