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The Library offers a library card for educators who work in a K-12 school, college or university; educators who work in a licensed daycare center or preschool; and home educators. These cards are provided to check out items related to curriculum use in a classroom or homeschool environment. Educators should retain their personal cards to check out personal items.

Proof of valid educator status must be provided to obtain or renew a card:

  • Home school certification letter from the superintendent of the school district of residence (per the Ohio Administrative Code)
  • School/Employee ID Badge
  • Pay Stub from School Employment

Educator cards must be renewed annually in September.

Educators may borrow materials for six (6) weeks, and the items may be renewed if not requested by another patron.

  • If more than ten children’s books per year are lost or damaged beyond repair, charges will be incurred for the eleventh and each subsequent item. 
  • Full payment is required for all lost adult materials, parent-teacher materials, puppets, and audio-visual materials.
  • Any children’s material costing over $40.00 may be charged at the library’s discretion.
  • The library reserves the right to determine if an item will not be cleared.
  • Home educators will be responsible for all lost materials. 

The following items MAY NOT be borrowed with an Educator card:

  • Express books and Express DVDs
  • Tech gadgets
  • Kindergarten Readiness Packs
  • Note: Adult and Young Adult DVDs may be checked out on an Educator Card for a loan period of 7 days, and can be renewed if not on hold for another patron.

Educators may request items through Search Ohio and OhioLINK. All materials checked out through these services are subject to their policies. Search Ohio and OhioLINK policies, fines, and charges are determined by their consortia and cannot be waived or negotiated.


Classroom Units

The Library staff will assemble a collection of materials for use in the classroom or home school upon request.

  • Please request units from the library location where you will be picking them up. Unit requests may be placed
    either in person, by phone, or online: Educator Unit Request Form
  • At least one week’s notice is requested

  • Units will be held for up to one week from the scheduled pickup date and will then be returned to circulation.

Literature Kits

  • Lit Kits are multiple copies of the same book title that circulate for six (6) weeks at a time.
  • Lit Kits should be reserved by contacting the location at which the unit is housed, but they can be sent to any location for pickup.

Below are some of the Literature Kits available, if you’re interested in multiple copy titles that are not listed or in subject units please contact your Children’s or Teen’s Librarian at your nearest library branch.

Main Library, Children's

715 Market Ave, Canton

Perry Sippo Branch

5710 12th St NW, Canton  330.477.8482

Plain Community Branch

1803 Schneider St NE, Canton

Al Capone Does My Shirts
Among the Hidden

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
Because of Winn-Dixie
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Best School Year Ever
The Book Thief
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bridge to Terabithia
Charlotte’s Web
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

The Chocolate War
The Contender
The Devil’s Arithmetic
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Diary of a Young Girl
Enrique’s Journey
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
The Fault in Our Stars
The First Part Last
Forged by Fire
The Fourteenth Goldfish
Freckle Juice
Freedom’s Wings
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Giver

Grace For President
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
How I Live NowHow to Eat Fried Worms
Hunger Games
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
James and the Giant Peach
Julie of the Wolves
Lemonade War
The Lightning Thief
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: American Revolution
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Ancient Rome and Pompeii

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Dinosaurs
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Knights and Castles

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Penguins and Antarctica
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Pilgrims

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Titanic
Magic Tree House: Christmas in Camelot
Magic Tree House: Civil War on Sunday
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Magic Tree House: Eve of the Emperor Penguin
Magic Tree House: Knights at Dawn

Magic Tree House: Leprechaun in Late Winter
Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning
Magic Tree House: Night of the Ninth Dragon
Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Magic Tree House: Tonight on the Titanic
Magic Tree House: Twister on Tuesday

Magic Tree House: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms

Message in the Sky
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Number the Stars

The One and Only Iva
The Outsiders
The Pearl
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Playground
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
The Tale of Desperaux
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tears of a Tiger
Thirteen Reasons Why
This Present Darkness

True Believer
Tuck Everlasting
Warriors Don’t Cry
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Whale Talk
The Whipping Boy
Woods Runner


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Freak the Mighty
Maniac Magee
Out of the Dust
Walk Two Moons

6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Animal Farm
Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of A Hidden Childhood During World War Two
Catching Fire
Fahrenheit 451
Fallen Angels
Gaining Ground: A Story Of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The Giver
The Great Gatsby
Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story
The House on Mango Street
The Importance of Being Earnest
King Lear
Life of Pi
Lord of the Flies
The Martian
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
My Sister’s Keeper
The Natural
Nineteen Minutes
Oedipus Rex
Of Mice and Men
Romeo and Juliet
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Things They Carried
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
Wuthering Heights
Yellow Star



Bring your class or group to the library for a tour.  Computers and books on the study subject may be reserved. Book talks and story times may also be requested.   Can't make it to us?  Librarians can visit your class or group.  Tours and school visits should be booked through your nearest SCDL location.  For more information email, call or stop by your nearest library location.

Main Library - Children's Services 330.458.2641
Main Library - Teen Services 330.458.2650
Mobile Services (Bookmobile) 330.458.2824
Kidmobile 330.458.2822
DeHoff Memorial Branch 330.452.9014
East Canton Branch 330.488.1501
Jackson Township Branch 330.833.1010
Lake Community Branch 330.877.9975
Madge Youtz Branch 330.452.2618
North Branch 330.456.4356
Perry Sippo Branch 330.477.4356
Plain Community Branch 330.494.3399
Sandy Valley Branch 330-866-3366


Early Childhood Resource Center
1718 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44703

The Early Childhood Resource Center, in a unique collaboration with the Stark County District Library, houses a specialized early childhood library containing an extensive collection of children's fiction and non-fiction books, big books, storytelling kits, and DVD's. ECRC also has a wonderful selection of professional resource books and DVD's.

If you are looking for quality books and materials for children age birth through eight or resources for yourself, you need to visit the Early Childhood Resource Center's library. For convenience, materials borrowed from the Center can be returned to any Stark County District Library branch. All you need to borrow from the ECRC library is a Stark County District Library Card.

During your visit, check out the interactive "I Spy" tree located in the center of the library. This unique tree contains a variety of colorful toys hanging from it's branches, along with corresponding picture booklets children can use to play "I Spy."

For more information about the Early Childhood Resource Center Library or to register for a library card, please call 330-491-3272 Ext. 5683 or visit



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