Library and Branches Closed for Labor Day

The Massillon Public Library and its branches (Pam S. Belloni Branch in Brewster and Barry Askren Memorial Branch in Navarre) will be CLOSED on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. There will be no Bookmobile stops on September 1. 

All library locations and services will resume their normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 2. 

Historical Fiction Book Club

On Tuesday, September 2, the Historical Fiction Book Club will talk about "The Obituary Writer" by Ann Hood.

H.P. Lovecraft Mythos Book Club

The first meeting of the H.P. Lovecraft Mythos Book Club will be held at the library on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. This session will include general information on H.P. Lovecraft and an overview about some of the events and activities the group will be covering. Subsequent meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. 

We’re not ignoring you!

The library has been having problems with its voice mail system.  If you have left a recorded message for any library staff member since mid-August, you can assume that no one has been able to retrieve it.  If that’s the case, please call us again, and if your party is not available, we’ll give you their email address or take an old-school paper message until our system is restored. We apologize for this glitch in service. 

The History of Perry Township

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m., guest speaker and local author and historian Cary Coates will present “The History of Perry Township” during the monthly meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society.
Soon after beginning his book on the history of Perry Township, Coates saw that to try and present its history separate from the history of Massillon and Kendal was impossible. The history of the founding families and how the land development unfolded are inexorably intertwined.

Paws to Read

Next session: Tuesday, September 9
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

What's better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a Paws to Read therapy dog and a good book! Kids, dogs, and books—what a great relationship! 

Paws to Read is a very simple concept: Children read to dogs. The dogs listen and don't tease, laugh, or judge the child. The Massillon Public Library offers Paws to Read once a month, giving children the chance to read to therapy dogs.

Junior Friends

next meeting: Tuesday, September 9
6:30 p.m.

The Junior Friends is a community service organization of local teens that has been helping the Library since 1998. The group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, in the Second Floor Meeting Room of the Main Library. Membership is open to all students in grades 7 through 12.