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Canton Symphony Orchestra Comes to Library for a Special Story Time Listen at the Library Returns for 11th Year

February 22, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – The Symphony Orchestra and Stark County District Library team up for the 11th year to bring back the popular musical story time, Listen at the Library!

Listen at the Library is a free event that combines music and story time, creating an interactive experience for children and parents. Children can experience how music and literature fit together with this unique collaboration. The musicians will also teach the children about their instruments and demonstrate how each instrument makes different sounds.

A Listen at the Library story time will be held at each Library location and will last approximately 45 minutes. The program schedule is:

Monday, March 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. — East Canton Branch
11:30 a.m. — DeHoff Memorial Branch

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. — Jackson Township Branch
11:30 a.m. — Perry Sippo Branch

Thursday, March 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. — Main Library
11:30 a.m. — Sandy Valley Branch

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. — Madge Youtz Branch
11:30 a.m. — North Branch

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. — Plain Community Branch
11:30 a.m. — Lake Community Branch

Marianna DiGiacomo, Director of Community Services is excited for the return of the special story time. “We love partnering with the Orchestra on Listen at the Library each year,” said DiGiacomo. “It’s one of our most popular family events. Kids love the music and parents love that it’s educational.”

This collaboration with the Canton Symphony Orchestra is one of the many efforts at the Library to enable educators, caregivers, and families to help children “Start Smart” by developing early literacy skills. It’s all part of the Library’s reimagination of itself as The Smart Store®.

Registration is requested for this free story time, but walk-ins are welcome. More information, including location addresses, is available at or by calling 330-452-0665.


One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 110,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.4 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 170,000 attendees and provides 260,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit

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