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Perry Sippo


Phone: 330.477.8482
Fax: 330.479.0015



5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708

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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


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

Staff Day, Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Eve (Closes 6:00 pm), Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26

What's Happening

Dec 1
Hooks and Needles 2:00pm-4:00pm Adults: Share your knitting, crocheting or any type of needlework tips with others. ... Read More
Dec 3
Find Records Online 1:30pm-3:00pm Learn what records are available online to help in Genealogy Research. ... Read More
Dec 3
Big Band Holiday Concert 6:00pm-7:30pm Join us for a Holiday concert with the Savoy Big Band, a 14-piece jazz ensemble. Sponsored by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Libra ... Read More
Dec 5
Here Comes Santa Claus 10:00am-11:30am Come to the library for a visit with Santa, photo opportunities, stories, and songs. Other holiday activities, music, and more wil ... Read More
Dec 7
VolunTeens 6:00pm-7:30pm Connect with other teens, earn service credit, have a say in your library, and have fun! ... Read More
Dec 8
From Book to Big Screen: Movie Viewing 11:00am-1:00pm Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books available at desk. ... Read More
Dec 10
Adult Book Discussion 6:00pm-7:00pm New members welcome. Books available at the circulation desk. ... Read More
Dec 14
Minecraft Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm Children: Bring your own device and join with others to create and play in Minecraft worlds. Must have Minecraft app and WiFi ena ... Read More
Dec 15
From Book to Big Screen: Book and Movie Discussion 12:00pm-1:00pm Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books available at desk. ... Read More
Dec 16
Mid Week Movie 6:00pm-8:00pm Adults: Enjoy a classic movie each month. ... Read More

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