Celebrate Furry Friends at Library’s Pet Expo

June 1, 2018 (Canton, Ohio) – Calling all pet lovers! Celebrate all things furry at the Pet Expo at the Main branch of Stark Library on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Families can enjoy a mutt strut, watch a variety of animal demonstrations, make a craft, read a favorite story to a furry friend and more.

The schedule of activities and demonstrations includes:
9 a.m. Learn about therapy cats with Lynette Roberts and make cat crafts
10 a.m. Learn about reptiles with Herps Alive Rescue
Noon Agility demonstration with Medina Swarm
1 p.m. Participate in the Mutt Strutt in the back parking lot
3 p.m. Therapy Dog Qualification Demo with Jennifer Smith and 4H
3:30 p.m. Detection Services Demo with American Blue Collar Canine
3:45 p.m. Dog Obedience Demo with Northeast Dog Training

The Library is also accepting donations to help support local animal care organizations including The Humane Society of Stark County and Friends of the Pound from May 21 to June 9th. Items can be dropped off at Main Library. Wish list items include litter, pet food, bleach, Dawn liquid, pet shampoo, paper towels, leashes, copy paper and bedding (i.e. sheets, towels, pillow cases, etc.).

Registration is not required for this free family event. Well behaved pets are welcome to join in the fun. Those who have questions about the event can contact the Main Library at 330-452-0665 or visit StarkLibrary.org. The Main Library is located at 715 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702.



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark 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 more than 240,000 residents, annually circulating nearly 4 million items from its 1.5 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 166,000 attendees and provides 220,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch. In 2017, Stark Library served nearly 2 million visitors at all locations and online.

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, passport services and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For locations, hours or more information visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330.452.0665.

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