Stark Library - Perry Sippo Branch
Location5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Directions: Maps and driving directions
The Perry Sippo branch is located in the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. It has a collection of 57,000 items, including the latest bestsellers, movies, music, and special nature collections. It has a 400 gallon fresh water aquarium, a reading terrace overlooking Sippo Lake, a fireplace, and a notary available.
The Exploration Gateway is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and Stark Library. Staff members work together demonstrating a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach, and stewardship of financial resources.
Some of our services are unavailable at this time, but here's a list of things you can do in the branch:
- Browse, return, and check out materials
- Pick up materials from our holds shelf, or use our Library to Go service
- Ask questions – from a safe distance
- Give us virtual hugs
- Personal Services – please see a staff member
- Computer assistance*
- Technology one-on-one
The Perry Local Board of Education donated land near the Perry Schools campus on 13th Street for the Perry Heights Branch of the library in 1963, and the library opened to the public in 1964. The branch occupied this space through several renovations and enlargements until it was destroyed in a fire in 2002. On May 14, 2007 the branch opened in its new location, sharing quarters with the Stark County Park District Education Center on Sippo Lake.