From modest beginnings in a single room of the North Canton Community Building in 1928 with a collection of 1,000 books, to our current building complete with an art gallery and a collection of 155,163 items in our physical collection, the North Canton Public Library has served the community for 91 years.
Maintaining the integrity of this community building and preserving the library for future generations is critically important to us.
The library has been through many renovation projects, and the latest is currently underway.
The current work involves three distinct projects:
1. HVAC Replacement
2. Building Façade Repair
3. Roof Replacement
The library is phasing the project, allowing the building to remain open during construction. We hope to maintain access to materials and programming as safety and renovation logistics allow, however noise disruptions are possible. In the event the library must close for a day or two, notices will be posted on the library website, Instagram and Facebook pages.
The project is expected to wrap up in November, and the result will be a dry and comfortable library for current community members and future generations to enjoy.
UPDATE: October 29, 2019
On Wednesday, October 30, the library’s phone system and website will be down temporarily in the morning. Some digital products will not work during this time. Also a reminder: the library will not open until 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 30.
UPDATE: October 28, 2019
The library will not open until 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 30.
UPDATE: October 28, 2019
The children’s department is now open (as of 2:30 p.m.)!
UPDATE: October 25, 2019
The children’s department will be closed Monday, October 28 due to renovation. A limited selection of children’s materials will be available on the main floor. We expect the closure to last just one day.
UPDATE: September 25, 2019
The library will be closed Thursday, October 3, because the renovation project will restrict safe accessibility to the building. Book drops will NOT be accessible either. Item due dates will be extended and fines will be waived. Normal hours are expected to resume Friday, October 4. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
UPDATE: September 13, 2019
The library is open!
UPDATE: September 10, 2019
The library will be closed Thursday, September 12, because construction equipment will restrict safe accessibility to the building. Book drops will NOT be accessible either. Normal hours are expected to resume Friday, September 13. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
UPDATE: August 21, 2019
Our main parking lot is open today, but will be closed as needed for construction safety. Unfortunately, we don’t receive much notice when this happens. We are grateful for your patience.
The children’s department is open this week (August 21), and we expect it will remain open throughout most of this process, but we cannot make any guarantees right now.
As of Monday, August 12, we are unable to accept donations of books, DVDs, CDs, etc due to storage space restrictions during renovation. We will begin accepting these donations when the renovation is complete.
Art classes will resume in January 2020. The Little Art Gallery will remain closed throughout the renovation process.
UPDATE: August 8, 2019
The main library parking lot will be closed Monday and Tuesday, August 12-13. Please enter through the entrance near the Ream Street parking lot book drops during this time.
The children’s department will be closed for approximately one week beginning Tuesday, August 13.
Beginning Monday, August 12, we are unable to accept donations of books, DVDs, CDs, etc due to storage space restrictions during renovation. We will begin accepting these donations when the renovation is complete.