Follow the blue arrows on the signs as you walk
The Massillon Public Library was founded on historic Fourth Street in 1899 through the generosity of the McClymonds family. In the early 1930s, the Baldwin family bequeathed the 1830s home of Massillon’s founder James Duncan, which is the right wing of the Library as you look at it. The community passed a bond issue during the Great Depression to expand it to create the dramatic and functional building you see today. More than a beautiful building, the Library can access more than 16 million items for patrons to borrow…and they check out more than 3/4 of a million items each year. The Library has continued to reinvent itself to serve the community, now offering many technology opportunities and workshops; creative children’s programming; a bookmobile that reaches more than 10,000 people each year; and innovative adult activities like vinyl record listening evenings.
Directions: Turn right onto Lincoln Way and walk toward the theatre.