Main Library

Contact

Phone: 330.452.0665
Fax: 330.452.0403

Email: main@starklibrary.org
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Departments
Children's Services: 330.458.2641
Adult Services: 330.458.3155

Location

715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Directions: Maps and driving directions
Bus Route: Sarta Route 108
School District: Canton City School District

Features

Genealogy Services, extensive reference collections, original Stark County Probate Records, video games Collection, foreign language collections, foundations/grants collection, black oral history, Canton High School yearbooks, braille materials, Friends of the Library book store, technology center, McKinley meeting room, drive up window, Book Mark Cafe.

Main Library- Reserve DVDs & Video Games Online

Services

History

Stark Library traces its roots to the Spread Eagle Tavern, owned by James W. Lathrop, who assembled a collection of 30 books in 1816. The library moved several times from those humble beginnings, officially becoming the Canton Public Library in 1884. It took up residence in the Carnegie building on 3rd Street South in 1905.  The Canton Public Library became the Stark County District Library in 1971, reflecting its service to much of Stark County.  The library moved into its current building in 1978, the site was once William McKinley's house, and was the scene of his 1896 front porch campaign for President of the United States. During the campaign, McKinley addressed about 750,000 people who came to his home in Canton. The building was renovated to reflect its current configuration in 2001.

Hours

Sunday 1pm - 5pm*
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

* All locations are closed on Sundays during summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Computers will log off 15 minutes before closing

Upcoming Closings

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 21
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
Independence Day, Thursday, July 4

What's Happening

Apr 23
Community Seed Bank 12:00am-11:59pm The Community Seed Bank provides a variety of free seeds to those interested in planting a garden courtesy of the Stark County Mas ... Read More
Apr 23
Story Time & More 5:30pm-6:00pm Enjoy an interactive celebration of reading, along with activities, as we discover exciting new books and authors in a friendly, s ... Read More
Apr 24
Community Seed Bank 12:00am-11:59pm The Community Seed Bank provides a variety of free seeds to those interested in planting a garden courtesy of the Stark County Mas ... Read More
Apr 24
Access I & II 2:00pm-3:30pm In this two part series, learn the basic features of Access by creating your own database. You will work with the blank database ... Read More
Apr 24
Intro to HTML Series 5:30pm-7:30pm Discover HTML, the language websites are written in. This hands-on series introduces the basics of writing HTML code in order to c ... Read More

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