Perry Sippo

Contact

Phone: 330.477.8482
Fax: 330.479.0015

Email: perry@starklibrary.org

Location

5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708


Directions: Maps and driving directions

Features

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 StarkPartyHall.com for rental information, photos and availability.

Services

  • Public Computers
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wireless Printing
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Notary Services (Free, By Appointment)
  • Print, copy, scan, fax equipment
  • Reading terrace overlooking Sippo Lake
  • Fireplace
  • Book Drop (During Park Hours)

History

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.

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

Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16
Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 16
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14

What's Happening

Apr 29
Spring Hike @ Exploration Gateway 2:00pm-3:00pm Get out and enjoy an early spring hike with a naturalist from Stark Parks. Meet in the Exploration Gateway atrium. ... Read More
May 1
TeensCREATE 6:00pm-7:00pm Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. ... Read More
May 2
Knitting Club 2:00pm-4:00pm Share your knitting and crocheting tips with others. All levels are welcome. ... Read More
May 2
Intro to the Ohio Digital Library 6:00pm-7:30pm Learn the basics of locating, downloading and reading a digital library book on your mobile device or computer using the Ohio Digi ... Read More
May 3
Story Time & More 10:00am-10:30am Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills. Registration is required for a ... Read More

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