Daily Book Sale
In the vestibule of the main entrance to the library is a shelf of books that have been discarded from the collection and are available for purchase at bargain prices. The selection changes often, so be sure to take a look every time you visit.
Donations & Gifts
Your library accepts monetary donations as well as gifts of books, music and movies. These gifts can be given in memory of a loved one who has passed away or to honor a special occasion, such as an anniversary. Donated items which meet our selection criteria may be added to the library’s collections. Contact the library at 330-832-9831 if you have questions about gifts.
Massillon Public Library can be named as a beneficiary of your estate. Contact the Director at 330-832-9831 ext. 314 to schedule an appointment to discuss options.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of Massillon Public Library is an association of people interested in increasing, improving and making better known the resources of the Massillon Public Library. The Friends organize and run the annual book sale, contribute funds for new equipment, plan social events and participate in community activities such as the Fun Fest and PRISM Awards.
Junior Friends of the Library
Junior Friends is a community service organization of local teens that has been helping the Library since 1998. Membership is open to all students in grades 7 through 12. The Jr. Friends assist the adult Friends organization with the annual book sale in addition to conducting their own fund raising activities.
The library has placed a distinctive green and yellow “PaperRetriever” dumpster-sized recycling bin in its parking lot on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Second Street and Lincoln Way East, next to the State Farm Insurance office. The public is invited to put paper, newspapers, magazines, mail, junk mail and catalogs in the bin. The library is then paid for materials that would otherwise have been thrown out.
A number of opportunities exist for donating your time and service to the library. Contact Mary Ellen Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-832-9831 ext. 301 for more information about volunteering or pick up an application at the Adult Circulation Desk or Children’s Desk at at the Main library. The volunteer application is also available online.