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In response to the North Canton community’s desire for educational opportunities, the North Canton Public Library will host a fair celebrating knowledge seekers of all ages.

The fair aims to connect community members with the many educational opportunities available to them both inside and outside of the library’s walls. Attendees will be exposed to resources that will allow them to learn about the arts, technology, literacy, fitness, cooking, music, finance, entrepreneurship and more.


Both obvious and not-so-obvious education providers from in and around North Canton will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share information with you. These include the Stark County Community TimeBank, the North Canton YMCA, WordCamp North Canton, the Canton Hacker and Maker Place and many more. Additionally, four mini-classes will be hosted in the Little Art Gallery throughout the event. These include drumming with Elec Simon, upcycled artwork instruction with Pam Neff, “So you wanna be an Entrepreneur” with Joe Rozsa and a 3D prining demonstration presented by the Canton Hacker and Maker Place. 


The library’s children’s department will feature the many educational materials available to families with children of all ages.

Explore Online Learning

The North Canton Public Library encourages you to never stop learning. We are making that easier by providing two powerful new continuing education services that are designed specifically for patrons of public libraries. Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, you now have access to online courses that are accessible anywhere, anytime. Some classes may provide CEU credit (at a fee to the user).

Courses that are free for all patrons interested in any discipline


Well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students


A platform that is easy to use; you use your library account to sign up and log in


Six-week courses that are offered year-round

Enroll in the courses of your choice through the "learning and research" tab at 

Enroll free in as many as five courses at a time


Take up to six months to finish each course


Access your course 24/7 via the Internet


Attend class and complete assignments on your schedule


Each course has a real instructor with whom you may communicate with via eMail



Check out our new document station that allows you to fax and scan from the library!

It's available on the main floor near the front desk, and there is no cost to use it.

Looking to revitalize your brain after the draining holidays? Come and join one of our many vitalizing book clubs! Meet new people and enjoy some conversations you can’t find anywhere else. You can refresh your life in 2015 by joining one of NCPL’s intriguing book clubs! 


First Monday Book Chat

First Monday of the month at 2 p.m.


Unforgettable Mysteries Book Club

First Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.


Readable History Book Discussion

Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

We are excited to introduce the North Canton community to the timebanking concept. Timebanks work to educate, train, and share resources to strengthen neighborhoods and build sustainable, healthy, interconnected communities.


The Stark County Community Timebank will offer an orientation at the library Saturday, January 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 


Visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Programs

For Children 

new! easy. open. accessible.
We are no longer requiring registration for the ongoing children’s programs listed below. So, pop-in for a storytime or join us for a Lego Club. We hope you can make the full session of each program, but we understand if you can’t. And if you’re that family who always intended to register, but forgot, come join us! We know you’re busy. We know committment can be hard. We’re embracing the flexibilty that families need. BUT we still plan to see you, so mark your calendars!

Ongoing Programs

No registration required. Please let the children’s department know if you’d like reminder eMails or calls.


Baby, Books & Me for newborn-24 month old with caregiver

Tuesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.

February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 24


Tales for Twos for two year olds with a caregiver

Wednesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.

February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18, 25


Reading Round-Up for 3-5 year olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12, 19, 26


Evening Story Time for families with 3-5 year olds 

(siblings welcome)

Tuesdays, 6:30-7 p.m.

March 24 and April 28


K-One Club for kindergarteners and first graders

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

February 2, 9, 23 and March 2, 9, 16 


Family Lego Club for children in grades K-5 with a caregiver

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6


Mother/Daughter Book Club 

for girls in grades 3-5 with their moms

Thursdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m.

February 19, March 26, April 23

Pick up the selected book title at the Children’s Desk beginning January 26.


Special Interest Programs

Registration IS REQUIRED for the following programs. 

Please note registration dates.


Frozen Party for 4-8 year olds with caregiver

Saturday, February 7 starting at 10 a.m.

Enjoy Frozen themed activities and snacks.

Registration begins January 19 at


Valentine Party for 2-6 year olds with a caregiver

Saturday, February 14 starting at 10 a.m.

Registration begins January 19 at


Crafty Kids for 1st-3rd graders

Fridays from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

February 20, March 20, April 17

Join us to complete a variety of fun crafts!

Registration begins January 19 at


Board Games for grades 3-5

Saturday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration begins January 19 at


Read to Sarge, Our Tail-Wagging Tutor

Register in person or by phone for a 10 minute session.

Tuesdays, between 6:30-7:30 p.m.

January 6, 20, February 3, 17, March 3, 17

For Teens and Middle Schoolers


Second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m.

Join us as we relax after a hard day of school with a movie and some delicious food. Movies to be announced. Signed permission slips will be required for any movies with a PG-13 rating. Stay tuned to for details!


One Direction Celebration

Friday, January 2 at 3 p.m.

Directioners! It’s going to be all about your favorite band: games, karaoke, trivia and prizes to win. Bring your 1D merch and join the fun. Non-Directioners are welcome! Register at


Teen Gamer Club

Thursdays, January 15, February 19 and Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m

Do you love video games? Then join us for this new monthly program in which you and your fellow gamers can unite to talk, play, eat and breathe video games! The future activities of this club will be decided by the group members, so don’t miss out on being a part of shaping this new library tradition. Permission slips required.

Teen Graphic Novel Club

Thursdays, January 22 and March 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Whether you are a comic book nerd or a manga junkie, you won’t want to miss our new Teen Graphic Novel Club! Join us as we gather together to discuss our favorite graphic novels, do fun activities, discuss which graphic novels should be added to the library’s collection, and just enjoy the company of some fellow graphic novel fans. Be sure to bring your favorite graphic novel, or whatever graphic novel you happen to be reading at the moment for our first meeting on January 22. We’ll discuss them. The focus of future meetings will be decided by the group.

For Adults

Origami Workshop

Wednesday, January 14 at 6 p.m.

Learn to make beautiful origami with Ken Palosi. All materials provided. Please register in advance at

Cookbook Club

Tuesday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Do you love to cook? Are you eager to try new recipes, but hesitate to spend money on ingredients for a dish your family may not enjoy? Cookbook Club is the perfect place for you! Bring a covered dish to share as well as the recipe and we’ll spend time sampling and discussing each other’s creations. January’s theme is healthy cooking. Plates and flatware provided. Call 330.499.4712 x311 for more information.

Crafter’s Corner

Tuesday, February 10 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early by decorating a wine glass for yourself and someone special. Please register in advance at beginning February 1.

For the Love of Chocolate!

Wednesday, February 11 at 6 p.m.

From decreasing cortisol levels to immune-boosting flavonoids, Hometown Chocolates will help us explore the health benefits of America’s favorite creamy confection. Plenty of tasty samples provided! Registration begins February 1 at

Balloon Twisting Workshop

Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. 

Learn balloon twisting tips and techniques sure to delight the child in your life or anyone young at heart! Please register in advance at beginning February 1.

New! Read the New York Times online free any time you are inside the library.

In the Little Art Gallery

Currently on display:
The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader
December 4, 2014 - January 8, 2015

Coming up next:
Art from the Classroom

featuring the artwork of North Canton City Schools and St. Paul’s School


High School Exhibit

On display January 15 - February 1

Opening reception: Thursday, January 15, 5-6:30 p.m.


Middle School Exhibit

On display February 5 - February 22

Opening reception: Thursday, February 5, 5-6:30 p.m.


Intermediate School Exhibit

On display February 26 - March 15

Opening reception: Thursday, February 26, 5-6:30 p.m.


Elementary School Exhibit

On display March 19 - April 5

Opening reception: Thursday, March 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.

The Heart Gallery, a project of the Stark County Department of Job and Family Services, is on display in the library through January 11. The project depicts children in beautiful art, created by local artists, with hope that the artwork will inspire families to envision themselves as potential adoptive families, forever changing the life of a child.
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