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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

Sep 8
Book To Big Screen: Movie Viewing 11:00am-1:00pm Adults: Read a book, watch the movie, and enjoy a comparative discussion. ... Read More
Sep 14
Minecraft Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm Children: Bring your own device and join with others to create and play in Minecraft worlds. Must have Minecraft app and WiFi ena ... Read More
Sep 15
Book To Big Screen: Book/Movie Discussion 12:00pm-1:00pm Adults: Read a book, watch the movie, and enjoy a comparative discussion. ... Read More
Sep 15
eBooks @ the Library: Kindle App 2:00pm-3:30pm Learn the basics of locating, downloading, and reading a digital library book on your mobile device using the Kindle app. (Library ... Read More
Sep 16
Mid Week Movie 6:00pm-8:00pm Adults: Enjoy a classic movie each month. ... Read More
Sep 17
Confessions of an OSU Usher 6:00pm-7:00pm OSU football fans will not want to miss author Trevor Zahara as he shares humorous and heartwarming insights from his book, Confes ... Read More
Sep 19
3‒in‒1‒day 1:30pm-3:30pm National Talk Like a Prate Day. ... Read More
Sep 21
Baby Story Time 10:00am-10:30am Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun. ... Read More
Sep 21
Toddler Story Time 11:00am-11:30am Get your child ready to read with stories, songs, and fun. ... Read More
Sep 21
VolunTeens 6:00pm-7:30pm Connect with other teens, earn service credit, have a say in your library, and have fun! ... Read More

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