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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|

MCTV Business Services is Now MCTV BusinessPro

MASSILLON, Ohio (October 17, 2016) – MCTV, a leading Internet, Voice and Television provider in Stark and Wayne Counties, announced today that it has re-named its business services department to MCTV BusinessPro. With the rapid growth and evolution of telecommunication needs for area businesses, the move was made to redefine MCTV’s business offerings. “The name [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|MCTV News|


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 10th for a Staff Enrichment Day. All library locations will reopen at their normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 11th.  For more information, please call the library at 330-832-9831, Ext. [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Massillon Public Library|

Massillon Public Library Children’s Department begins 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

The Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to participate in a new early literacy initiative called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! The program encourages families to read together by challenging them to share 1,000 books by the time they enter Kindergarten. 1,000 books may sound a little daunting, but keep [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Massillon Public Library|

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Joe Cool says:  What’s cooler than being cool?  Having a library card.  This September, Joe Cool, also known as Snoopy, is proud to once again serve as Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Massillon Public Library joins with the American Library Association to encourage people of all ages to get [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Local, Massillon Public Library|