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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 Massillon Public Library system overdue fines on your library record. Collection fees and charges for lost or damaged items are not covered [...]

By | 2017-11-16T21:11:15+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

Jr. Friends of Massillon Public Library Collecting Pet Supplies for Donation to Stark County Humane Society

From November 15th to December 15th, the Jr. Friends of Massillon Public Library are conducting a Pet Supply Drive to be donated to the Stark County Humane Society. Items that are most needed are bleach, canned cat and dog food, dry cat and dog food, 9x13 cake pans, cupcake pans, leashes, Swiffer 360 dusters, blue Dawn dish [...]

By | 2017-11-16T20:54:27+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Massillon Public Library|

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|

MASSILLON PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOLD POETRY CONTEST and READ-IN FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD

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|