Ohio Stark County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Stark County, OH. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Ohio Stark County.

1. Branch Library BARRY ASKREN MEMORIAL BRANCH
Street Address: 148 N. Main, Navarre, OH 44662
Phone Number: (330) 879-2113 Stark N/A N/A

2. Branch Library BRANCH IN THE MALL
2500 W. State ST., Alliance, OH 44601
Phone Number: (216) 821-1313 Stark N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BREWSTER BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 245 W. Fifth, Brewster, OH 44613
Phone Number: (330) 767-3913 Stark N/A N/A

4. Central Library CANAL FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 154 Market ST. NE, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone Number: (216) 854-4148 Stark N/A N/A

5. Library System CANAL FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 154 Market ST. NE, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone Number: (330) 854-4148 Stark 188,879 120,484

6. Branch Library COMMUNITY CENTER BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1400 Sherrick RD. S.E., Canton, OH 44707
Phone Number: (330) 453-8042 Stark N/A N/A

7. Branch Library DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 216 Hartford AVE. S.E., Canton, OH 44707
Phone Number: (330) 452-9014 Stark N/A N/A

8. Branch Library EAST CANTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 224 N Wood St, E. Canton, OH 44730
Phone Number: (330) 488-1501 Stark N/A N/A

9. Branch Library JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7487 Fulton DR. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone Number: (330) 833-1010 Stark N/A N/A

10. Branch Library LAKE COMMUNITY
11955 Market Ave N, Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone Number: (330) 877-9975 Stark N/A N/A

11. Library System LOUISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 Lincoln AVE., Louisville, OH 44641
Phone Number: (330) 875-1696 Stark 276,827 85,800

12. Central Library LOUISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 Lincoln AVE., Louisville, OH 44641
Phone Number: (216) 875-1696 Stark N/A N/A

13. Branch Library MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2921 Mahoning Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705
Phone Number: (330) 452-2618 Stark N/A N/A

14. Library System MASSILLON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646
Phone Number: (330) 832-9831 Stark 864,435 210,600

15. Central Library MASSILLON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646
Phone Number: (216) 832-9831 Stark N/A N/A

16. Bookmobile MASSILLON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 208 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone Number: (330) 832-9831 Stark N/A N/A

17. Central Library MINERVA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 677 Lynwood DR., Minerva, OH 44657
Phone Number: (216) 868-4101 Stark N/A N/A

18. Library System MINERVA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 677 Lynwood DR., Minerva, OH 44657
Phone Number: (330) 868-4101 Stark 312,767 152,152

19. Branch Library NORTH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 189 25th ST. N.W., Canton, OH 44709
Phone Number: (330) 456-4356 Stark N/A N/A

20. Library System NORTH CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 185 N. Main ST., North Canton, OH 44720
Phone Number: (330) 499-4712 Stark 1,079,429 416,416

21. Central Library NORTH CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 185 N. Main ST., North Canton, OH 44720
Phone Number: (216) 499-4712 Stark N/A N/A

22. Branch Library PERRY HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4030 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone Number: (330) 477-8482 Stark N/A N/A

23. Central Library RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 215 E. Broadway, Alliance, OH 44601
Phone Number: (216) 821-2665 Stark N/A N/A

24. Bookmobile RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 215 E. Broadway, Alliance, OH 44601
Phone Number: (216) 821-2665 Stark N/A N/A

25. Library System RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 215 E. Broadway, Alliance, OH 44601
Phone Number: (330) 821-2665 Stark 429,438 202,280

26. Branch Library SANDY VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 9754 Cleveland Ave SE, Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone Number: (330) 866-3366 Stark N/A N/A

27. Bookmobile STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
Street Address: 715 Market AVE., Canton, OH 44702
Phone Number: (330) 452-0665 Stark N/A N/A

28. Library System STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
Street Address: 715 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702
Phone Number: (330) 452-0665 Stark 3,425,613 1,190,332

29. Central Library STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
Street Address: 715 Market AVE., Canton, OH 44702
Phone Number: (330) 452-0665 Stark N/A N/A

Overview of Stark County, Ohio

Stark County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 378,098. Its county seat is Canton and is named for John Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,505 km² (581 mi²). 1,492 km² (576 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.82% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Portage County (north)
  • Mahoning County (northeast)
  • Columbiana County (east)
  • Carroll County (southeast)
  • Tuscarawas County (south)
  • Holmes County (southwest)
  • Wayne County (west)
  • Summit County (northwest)

History

Stark County was named in honor of American Revolutionary War General John Stark. In the later 20th century, the voting record Stark County swung from one party to another, closely tracking the winner of the U.S. Presidential election. Even within the swing state of Ohio, Stark County is regarded as a quintessential bellwether, and thus presidential candidates have typically made multiple visits to the region. Major media outlets typically pay close attention to the election results in the county. The New York Times in particular has covered the county’s citizens and their voting concerns in a series of features each election cycle for over a decade.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 378,098 people, 148,316 households, and 102,782 families residing in the county. The population density is 253/km² (656/mi²). There are 157,024 housing units at an average density of 105/km² (272/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.28% White, 7.20% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 148,316 households out of which 31.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,824, and the median income for a family is $47,747. Males have a median income of $37,065 versus $23,875 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,417. 9.20% of the population and 6.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.90% of those under the age of 18 and 6.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Government

Counties in Ohio do not possess home rule powers but can do only what has been expressly authorized by the Ohio General Assembly. Like eighty-six other counties (the exception is Summit), the county has the following elected officials, as provided by statute:

  • Three county commissioners (the Board of Commissioners): Control budget; approve zoning; approve annexations to cities and villages; set overall policy; oversee departments under their control
  • County auditor: Values property for taxation; issues dog, kennel, and cigarettelicenses; issues licenses for retailers for sales tax purposes; inspects scales, pumps, etc., used in commerce to see that they are accurate
  • County clerk of court of common pleas: Keeps filings of lawsuitsand orders of the county court of common pleas; records titles for motor vehicles
  • County coroner: Determines causes of deathin certain cases; is the only person with the power to arrest the sheriff.
  • County engineer: Maintains county roadsand land maps
  • Prosecuting attorney: Prosecutes feloniesand is the legal advisor to all other county officials and departments
  • County recorder: Keeps all landrecords, including deeds, surveys, mortgages, easements, and liens
  • County treasurer: Collects taxes, invests county money, provide financial oversight to municipalities and school districts in the county
  • County sheriff: Chief law enforcement officer, polices areas without local police; runs the county jail; acts as officer of the local courts (transporting prisoners, serving subpoenas, acting as bailiff, etc.)

All of these officials are elected to four-year terms in November of even-numbered years after being nominated in partisan primary elections. One commissioner and the auditor are elected in the same year as the governor in one cycle; the other two commissioners and the other officials are elected in the same year as the president of the United States. The clerk, coroner, prosecutor, recorder, and sheriff begin their terms on the first Monday in January. The auditor’s term begins on the second Monday in March. The treasurer’s term begins on the first monday in September. The commissioner who is elected with the governor begins his term on January 1. Of the other two seats, one term begins on January 2 and the second on January 3.

Any citizen of Ohio and the United States who is eighteen years of age or older and lives in the county may run for commissioner, auditor, treasurer, clerk of courts, or recorder. The other offices have specific additional requirements: candidates for prosecutor must be licensed to practice law; candidates for coroner must be licensed to practice medicine for two years; candidates for engineer must be both licensed surveyors and engineers; and candidates for sheriff must have certain education and supervisory experience in law enforcement.

If a vacancy arises, it is filled by the county central committee of the political party to which the former official belonged, i.e., the Republicans appoint someone to an office held by a Republican and the Democrats to an office held by a Democrat. If an office becomes vacant before the November election in the even-numbered year midway through the term, the appointee must run in a special election for the remainder of the term. If the office becomes vacant after then, the appointment is for the remainder of the term.

The Board of County Commissioners is the combined executive and legislative branch of county government but as their control over the independently elected officials is limited, there is effectively no real executive. However, one of the members of the board is named president of the board. The commissioners receive a full-time salary, but commissioners often have full-time occupations on the side. The board also employs a clerk to record its proceedings.

The board of commissioners often create numerous subordinate departments to handle specific services. These vary from county to county; among the most common are departments for building and zoning, health, economic development, water and sewer service, and emergency management.

There is also a county educational service center (previously known as the county board of education) presided over by a board of education, typically numbering five members, elected to staggered four-year terms in non-partisan elections in odd-numbered years. The center supplies services to the individual school districts in the county and exercises some limited control over the class of school districts known as “local school districts.” (“City school districts” and “exempted village school districts” are free from any oversight by the county board.) Counties also have a board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities to educate disabled children. The members of this board are appointed.

Elections are administered in each county by a four-member board of elections which consists of two Republicans and two Democrats appointed by the Ohio Secretary of State at the recommendation of each county party. The board employs a director, who must be of the opposing political party of the chairman of the board of elections, and a deputy director, who must be of the political party of the chairman of the board.

The county has a court of common pleas, which is the court of first instance for felonies and certain high-value civil cases. All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms in non-partisan elections after being nominated in partisan primaries.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Stark County, Ohio has the following cities and towns:

  • Beach City
  • Brewster
  • Canal Fulton
  • Canton
  • East Canton
  • East Sparta
  • Greentown
  • Hartville
  • Hills and Dales
  • Limaville
  • Louisville
  • Massillon
  • Minerva
  • Meyers Lake
  • Navarre
  • North Canton
  • Perry Heights
  • Uniontown
  • Waynesburg
  • Wilmot