Next meeting: Friday, July 1
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Junior Friends is a community service organization of local teens that has been helping the Library since 1998. The group meets in the Second Floor Meeting Room of the Main Library. Membership is open to all students in grades 7 through 12.
The July meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society on Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. will feature the library’s recently-acquired historic Sanborn Fire Insurance map.
The library's new Genealogy Specialist, Jill Wingard, will explain the history of the Sanborn Company and its maps, how to read them, and why they are invaluable tools to genealogical and local history research.
Over the last few years, incidents of bed bug infestations have become a growing problem for all public buildings including hotels, schools, hospitals, libraries, churches, and any other building where the public frequents in large numbers. Because bed bugs can hide in items like jackets, back packs and other soft materials, they can be brought into any location and create a new case of infestation.
On Wednesday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m., the Children's Department invites all ages to meet race car driver Will Nonnamaker as part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!”
On Saturday, July 2, the Children's Department invites children up to grade 6 to attend T-Shirt Scribble Art at either one of two sessions: 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. as part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!”
Massillon community, we need your help.
The main building of the Massillon Public Library was constructed in 1936 and features a Greek Revival style entrance with four Corinthian columns. The building is considered an iconic landmark of the community. Unfortunately, those columns are now in dire need of replacement, a project that is expected to cost the library $57,000.