Perry Sippo


Phone: 330.477.8482
Fax: 330.479.0015



5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708

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The Perry Sippo branch is located in the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. It has a collection of 57,000 items, including the latest bestsellers, movies, music, and special nature collections. It has 15 public computers with Internet access and the full suite of Microsoft Office programs; wireless Internet access; a 400 gallon fresh water aquarium; a decorative art tile wall created by Perry Township children; reading terrace overlooking Sippo Lake; a fireplace; and a notary available. 

The Exploration Gateway is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library.  Staff members work together demonstrating a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach, and stewardship of financial resources. 

Portions of the facility are available to the community, including three banquet and meeting rooms and a Video Conference Center. Visit for rental information, photos and availability.


  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Public Computers
  • 400 gallon fresh water aquarium
  • Decorative art tile wall
  • Reading terrace overlooking Sippo Lake
  • Fireplace
  • Notary Public


The Perry Local Board of Education donated land near the Perry Schools campus on 13th Street for the Perry Heights Branch of the library in 1963, and the library opened to the public in 1964. The branch occupied this space through several renovations and enlargements until it was destroyed in a fire in 2002. On May 14, 2007 the branch opened in its new location, sharing quarters with the Stark County Park District Education Center on Sippo Lake.


Sunday Closed
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

* closed Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Open 1pm - 5pm September - May.

What's Happening

Jul 30
Super Scratch 2:00pm-3:30pm Teens: Scratch is a free, web-based programming site where users can create their own stories, designs, and animations. We’ll us ... Read More
Aug 1
8th Annual on the Big Screen 7:00pm-11:00pm Watch BIG HERO 6 (PG) on the big screen with activities before the movie. Co-Sponsored by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Library ... Read More
Aug 6
Book Discussion Group at Perry Branch 6:00pm-7:00pm New members are welcome. Books are available at Circulation Desk. ... Read More
Aug 10
Baby Story Time 10:00am-10:30am Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun. ... Read More
Aug 10
Toddler Story Time 11:00am-11:30am Get your child ready to read with stories, songs, and fun. ... Read More
Aug 10
Minecraft Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm Bring your device and join with others to build cool, new biomes in Minecraft worlds. Must have Minecraft app and WIFI enabled dev ... Read More
Aug 11
From Book to Big Screen Brown Bag Book Discussion: Movie Viewing 11:00am-1:00pm Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books available at desk. Jun. 9... If I Stay, Jul. 14... Th ... Read More
Aug 12
Toddler Story Time 11:00am-11:30am Get your child ready to read with stories, songs, and fun. ... Read More
Aug 13
Preschool Story Time 11:30am-12:00pm Get your child ready to read with stories, songs, and fun. ... Read More
Aug 13
An Evening with Sherlock Holmes 6:30pm-7:30pm The game's afoot! Actor Jim Knight will share the background and cultural influence of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous and legendary ... Read More

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