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NEW! Get Your Game on with Video Games from the Library

October 16, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County has come to expect the unexpected from Stark County District Library as it lives up to its vision of being The SmartStore where everything is free®. Now the library that lets you borrow unique items like bikes, WiFi hotspots, and museum passes is introducing its
latest new item: video games.

Library cardholders can borrow – for free – dozens of titles for all ages and interests. Popular titles include Madden 17, Overwatch, and LEGO Star Wars, with more being added all the time! Games are available for four of the hottest gaming platforms, including PlayStation 3 and 4, XBOX 360 and XBOX One.

Video games are available in the media box at four convenient locations:

DeHoff Memorial Branch
216 Hartford Ave. SE
Canton, OH 44707

Jackson Township Branch
7184 Fulton Drive NW
Canton, OH 44718

Main Library
714 Market Ave. N.
Canton, OH 44702

Plain Community Branch
1803 Schneider Street NE
Canton, OH 44721

“We’re excited to add video games into our collection. Video games contain some of the most innovative and immersive storytelling of our day,” said Greg Burlingame, Collections Development Director. “It’s also a great way to try out a game before you buy it.”

Library cardholders may check out two games at a time for one week. To learn more or place a hold for pick up at the media box, visit



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 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 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 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 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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