About MCTV's Organization of the Month
Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.
About the Massillon Public Library
It is appropriate that the Massillon Public Library has been selected as MCTV’s Organization of the Month in April. April is National Library Week, a celebration of our nation's libraries and librarians and promotion of library use and support.
The Massillon Public Library provides books and other resources for education and information; skilled, helpful staff; and services and programs which encourage literacy and the love of reading and recreation for everyone in the Massillon, Brewster and Navarre communities.
Along with the Main library on Lincoln Way, branches are located within the Fairless Elementary School (Pam S. Belloni Branch) and adjacent to the Towpath YMCA (Barry Askren Memorial Branch). Our bookmobile serves all ages across our service area.
Hours at Main: M, T, W (10-8); Th (10-6); F, Sat (10-5)
Hours at Belloni (Brewster): M, W, Th, F (9-3:30); T (9-7)
Hours at Askren: (Navarre): M, W (10-6); T (10-4); Th, F (9-4)
Your library card provides access not just to the materials within our buildings, but also to the sixteen million items belonging to 121 “Search Ohio” member libraries, and the collections of Ohio college and university libraries. Getting a library card has always been free; simply present identification that verifies your address. Children under the age of 16 must have parent or guardian to accompany them.
Highlights of yearly programming include Summer Reader Club at all locations for children, adults and teens; The Big Read in partnership with the Massillon Museum; One Book One Community adult reading program; PRISM (Performance Recognition in the Schools of Massillon) student achievement awards; Poetry Contest; Friends of the Library Book Sale each October, Winter Wonderland family program and much more.
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will make a substantial impact? Come join our dedicated group of more than 100 volunteers who do everything from cleaning DVDs to creating children’s craft kits. The Friends of Massillon Public Library would love to have you join them monthly as they choose which library projects to support with the funds they raise.