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.
The library is grateful for volunteers who assist in various in-person and online duties such as transcription of historical documents, gardening, packing donated books for sale, and distributing food to students for the “Snacks To Go” afterschool program. To apply to be a volunteer, download and complete the application. You may print the application and return it to the library or submit it via email to Laura Klein. A background check is required. Please contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, x 319 for more information.