Location5710 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 StarkPartyHall.com 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
- 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.