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July 1, 2020 Update

Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, the main floor of the North Canton Public Library building will re-open with COVID-19 safety measures in place. While maintaining social distance, Library customers will be able to browse the shelves, use the self-checkout stations, make appointments for public computers, ask quick account questions, and use printers, copiers, scanners and the fax machine. Library hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 10 to 11 a.m. each day reserved for vulnerable populations.

At this time, the library is unable to provide access to the second floor, lower level, and the Little Art Gallery. The Children’s Department remains closed for browsing, but a selection of materials has been relocated to the main floor. The full children’s collection will continue to be available using Library to Go and through the traditional hold system. Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted in the Library during this phase of re-opening, and meeting rooms will remain closed.


May 27, 2020 Update

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, the North Canton Public Library will launch two initiatives as it continues to phase in services: Library to Go and the Epic Summer of Giving and Celebration of Community.

Get all of the details about Library to Go.

Get all of the details about our Epic Summer of Giving and Celebration of Community.


May 6, 2020 Update

Outdoor book drops will open beginning Monday, May 11. There will be no overdue fines applied to accounts while the building remains closed. Please do not feel that you need to rush to return items.

We encourage you to stay tuned to our website and social media for announcements about forthcoming new services including no-contact curbside service.


May 1, 2020 Update

The library remains closed to help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We are currently implementing a plan for a phased restoration of services based on recommendations from Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. We look forward to serving you again as soon as it is safe to do so.

All events and classes are canceled. All meeting rooms are closed.

Please visit our blog for information that will help you take advantage of our many digital services during this time.


April 1, 2020 Update

In response to the current concern that encouraging in-person library visits will contribute to the community spread of COVID-19, the North Canton Public Library will continue to provide Remote Patron Service through April 30. Providing Remote Patron Service will allow us to support patron use of our digital and streaming materials, address authentication issues and provide vital reference services.

We are closely monitoring this evolving health crisis and at this time, we intend to reopen to the public May 1, 2020.

All physical library materials will be due May 13. No fines will be charged. Due to limited staffing, we ask that patrons do not return materials early.

Additionally:

– All events and classes are canceled until further notice.

– All meeting rooms are closed until further notice.

– Spring Art Classes will not be held. If you’ve already registered, we will be in touch regarding refunds.

– The 2020 May Show will be postponed. Entries will NOT be accepted March 31 and April 1 as previously planned.

Need assistance from our librarians, email them at askncpl@northcantonlibrary.org.

Need assistance with library authentication (pin resets, library card numbers)?
Email us at support@northcantonlibrary.org.

We will use this webpage to communicate any additional changes in service due to COVID-19, so please check it for up to date information. We will also communicate updates via social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Be safe and well.

We’ve put together a curated list of some of the best resources we’ve found to help keep them entertained AND educated. This page has information about digital materials from the library as well as links to resources from children’s authors, TomTod Ideas and more!


March 16, 2020 Update

In response to the current concern that encouraging in-person library visits will contribute to the community spread of COVID-19, the North Canton Public Library will close to the public at 8 p.m. this evening and begin providing Remote Patron Service on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Providing Remote Patron Service will allow us to support patron use of our digital and streaming materials, address authentication issues and provide vital reference services.

We are closely monitoring this evolving health crisis and at this time, we intend to reopen to the public on Monday, April 6.

All physical library materials will be due the week of April 13. No fines will be charged. Due to limited staffing, we ask that patrons do not return materials early.

Additionally:

– All events and classes are canceled until further notice.

– All meeting rooms are closed until further notice.

– Spring Art Classes will not be held. If you’ve already registered, we will be in touch regarding refunds.

– The 2020 May Show will be postponed. Entries will NOT be accepted March 31 and April 1 as previously planned.

Need assistance from our librarians, email them at askncpl@northcantonlibrary.org.

Need assistance with library authentication (pin resets, library card numbers)?
Email us at support@northcantonlibrary.org.

We will use this webpage to communicate any additional changes in service due to COVID-19, so please check it for up to date information. We will also communicate updates via social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Be safe and well.


Explore our Digital Materials

To get started, visit our Digital Materials page.

If you want a book to read or listen to, we have access for you to The Ohio Digital Library as well as hoopla digital.

If you’d rather watch something, we offer three services for streaming video: hoopla for movies and TV, Kanopy and Kanopy Kids for films and documentaries, and Acorn TV for British TV and films.

This blog post has all of the information you need to enjoy the library from your home.


March 13, 2020 Update
Read the letter to patrons from the Library Director.


Please Note
At present, the library is open regular hours, however we are implementing some changes:

From March 16 until (at least) March 31, the the Library will not be hosting programs for adults, children and teens. This includes story time, book clubs, trivia, art classes, craft programs and all other programs.

The March Friends of the Library book sale has been postponed to a future date TBD.

We will not be allowing outside groups to use our conference or meeting rooms until further notice. If you have booked a meeting room, we will be in touch to arrange for rescheduling or cancelation.


Should I visit the library?
We encourage you to stay home if you are feeling ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or are simply concerned about potential exposure. It is important that we all do our part to prevent the spread of germs and disease to keep our neighbors safe.

We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can start at our Digital Materials page. If you want a book to read or listen to, we have access for you to The Ohio Digital Library as well as hoopla digital. (The Ohio Digital Library also has magazines, and Hoopla has comics.)

If you’d rather kick back and watch something, we have three services for streaming video: hoopla for movies and TV, Kanopy for films and documentaries, and Acorn TV for British TV and films.

This blog post has all of the information you need to enjoy the library from your home.


Additional COVID-19 Resources
Centers for Disease Control – Coronavirus Outbreak

World Health Organization – Coronavirus Outbreak

Ohio Department of Health – Coronavirus Outbreak