One Community, Many Stories

You may be familiar with past “One Book, One Community” programs in which area libraries selected one book to read together and planned programs around that book’s themes. This year, the theme of Resilience was chosen because of the stories that have risen out of the Pandemic from which we finally appear to be emerging. When trying to select an appropriate book, it became clear that no single title would best represent our community. So this year libraries in Stark County will be suggesting multiple inspirational titles and offering author events, book discussions, story times, crafts and more in support of the Many Stories that that make up our One Community.Massillon Public Library’s “One Community, Many Stories” programs include:October 1-31 Pick-up programming for adults at your convenience.  Coloring Kits for Grownups provide a proven health benefit. The library’s Take-home Craft kit for this month is a “Coloring for Resilience” packet.


Please Note: The October coloring kits were very popular and are now gone.
For more coloring options, visit our Coloring for Grown-Ups board on Pinterest!


Saturday, October 1 She Persisted11:00am -12:00pm in the Main Library AuditoriumMeet some of the history-making women from the “She Persisted” book series in this unique Living History program for children up to 6th grade. Talk with them and find out how they overcame obstacles to change history. Make your own button to wear on your backpack or jacket. All materials provided. No registration required.  


Tuesday, October 18 Family Movie Night5:30pm in the Main Library Auditorium

Bring the whole family to view a classic film with the theme of Resilience. Free snacks provided!

For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-9831, x317.



Tuesday, October 25 Glitter Jars7:00 p.m. in the Main Library AuditoriumChildren age 6th grade and under can enjoy positive bedtime stories and create a calming glitter jar (not glass!) to reduce anxiety and worry.

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required.


For more information about One Community, Many Stories,
visit the Stark County District Library’s website.