Perry Sippo


Phone: 330.477.8482
Fax: 330.479.0015



5710 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 15 public computers with Internet access and the full suite of Microsoft Office programs; wireless Internet access; a 400 gallon fresh water aquarium; a decorative art tile wall created by Perry Township children; 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 the Stark County District Library.  Staff members work together demonstrating a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach, and stewardship of financial resources. 

Portions of the facility are available to the community, including three banquet and meeting rooms and a Video Conference Center. Visit for rental information, photos and availability.


  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Public Computers
  • 400 gallon fresh water aquarium
  • Decorative art tile wall
  • Reading terrace overlooking Sippo Lake
  • Fireplace
  • Notary Public
  • Wireless Printing


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.


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)


Upcoming Closings

Independence Day, Monday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, September 5
Thanksgiving Eve (Library System Closes at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 23

What's Happening

Jul 25
Minecraft Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm Create, play, and survive in Minecraft worlds with others. Bring your WiFi enabled device with the most recent version of Minecra ... Read More
Jul 26
Knitting Club 2:00pm-4:00pm Join fellow knitters & crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks. ... Read More
Jul 28
Color Me Calm 6:00pm-7:30pm Coloring isn't just for kids. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the ... Read More
Jul 30
9th Annual On the Big Screen 7:00pm-11:00pm Watch THE GOOD DINOSAUR on the big screen with activities before the movie. Co-Sponsored by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Librar ... Read More
Aug 1
Story Time 10:00am-10:30am Introduce your child to the exciting world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills. Registration is requi ... Read More

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